Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa

Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, NE67 5DN, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alnwick

Oh No it's raining

A travel blog entry by jordansgo

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Late up as there is a weather front coming through and we are staying put until tomorrow (Sunday) Time to restock, shower etc and plan the next few days and the crossing to Amsterdam. Currently looking like Blyth to Hartlepool to Scarborough and then 48 hrs across to Amsterdam in one hit. Maybe in Amsterdam by Thursday 12th Lots to avoid in the North Sea - Wind farms, Gas rigs, sea lanes, practise and firing ranges apart from the rocks, busy shipping and a plethora of other ...

Fog on the Tyne - Not Today

A travel blog entry by jordansgo

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A more leisurely start today leaving Eyemouth at around 8am. After a short period of motoring we hoist the sails in a force 3-4 and enjoy a fabulous days sailing all the way to Blyth. Best days sailing yet. Detoured through the Farne Islands to take a look at the abbey on Holy Island (Lindisfarne) And Bamburgh Castle both just fabulous in the blazing sun. Arrived in Blyth about 7 next to a boat just ...

Another "best thing" on our trip.

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... on Inner Farne. This is a National Trust island bird sanctuary. We had been warned we would be "dive bombed" by nesting birds, as with magpies in Aus. This place was amazing. Arctic terns nest next to the board walks leading from the boat. They rattle their beaks menacingly then dive bomb every passer by. I could feel their needle sharp bills hitting my hat. We saw so many birds, nests, eggs, really close up - ducks, puffins, ...

Hydroelectricity

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... all over amazing gardens looking at powerhouse, pump house, newly installed Archimedes screw and acres of rhododendrons. Dogs Hannah and Henry as usual out in front. The house was full of interesting pumps, machines to spit roast meat, a lift, early dishwasher, dumb waiter, and more. Fantastic Italian marble fireplace weighing 10 tonnes. Beautiful decor and ...

Hogwart's Castle and all.

A travel blog entry by boomermaxwell

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... times.The castle was so impressive, have to visit again later in the year. Met Theresa and David for lunch at Barter Books, largest second hand bookshop in UK, and , of course, John had to buy books! Then went to Northumbria National Park, although weather very threatening. Had a strenuous 5 mile walk uphill, out of the Breamish Valley, past several hill forts and ...

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This hotel, located on Chathill, Alnwick, is near Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Farne Islands, and Howick Hall.
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