Dunstanburgh Castle Hotel
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... and his family live. It is in wonderful condition and is famous as the location for many films that require a castle, such as Harry Potter, Blackadder, Elizabeth and Downton Abbey. We have been spoilt with our Aus National Trust membership, swanning past crowds with the wave of our cards, no money needed. No use here though and we had to pay $25 each just to enter! With seniors concession! And that was just the castle, same again if we had wanted to enter the garden. Better be ...
... got there, it was mostly shut.
We met Debs in a deserted car-park and found the last chip-shop open north of Newcastle. As it happened, it mattered not a jot. Lynn was absorbed in the hunt for a heron and an eider-duck, happily spotting both, and I was catching upon five years of absence with Debs.
Once it started to get cold, we drove back to Rothbury and continued the chat until after midnight.
... was hidden and they needed to find it, in return for a badge at the finish. Needless to say, they would have collected the badge anyway, regardless of the answer. I sometimes forget, when they are with their older siblings, that they are only 12. Sometimes it is good for them to have some time apart from their siblings, so they can just be their own age, instead of trying to be three years older than they really are all the time.
On that thought, we found ourselves ...
... on a bike tied to the railings outside a shop with a huge wallpaper coated giraffe in it. The whole village was full of little shops, established before the outbreak of war (possibly the Crimean). Only the co-op seemed new.
We skirted the gas-lamp and memorial before taking a look at the river. Back at the hostel, the girls painted their toenails for a while, except for Sarah, who flaked out immediately in all her clothes and didn't move again until the morning.
... towards the top Eastern tip of England, the Northumberland region bordering Scotland.
It was quite remote but we stopped and spoke to someone and finally found a supermarket where we stocked up with supplies and two minute noodles for dinner. A funny conversation started at the registers with someone asking if anyone knew where 'Killem' was. This resulted in quite a few people saying 'Killem'....like a domino effect of the word. You had ...