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After leaving Edinburgh at 8am, we drove for two and a half hours to Housesteads to look at ancient Roman ruins. They were built in 43 AD and were mostly torn apart. Only the bottom stones remained, but you can still tell what the building would be used for. The Romans built bathrooms, porches, barracks, and toilets. After touring the Roman ruins, …
We left Scotland very early in the morning. Since it was a long drive, we broke it up by stopping every few hours in towns to shop. The first stop was Hadrian's Wall which is an old Roman fort. Then we went to a very small but cute English village called Grasmere. There I bought a sheep keychain because we saw tons of sheep on the mountains while …
... my photo from when I was here in 2009 and see what the differences are.
After visiting the shrine I made my way back across the Dee and along the riverfront to Grosvenor Park, which is laid out in the Victorian style, and is quite pleasant to walk around. The park also contains a couple of memorials, and a miniature railroad for the kids! Not too far from the park are the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is the largest in ...
... jaguars, a trio of cheetahs and a rather large lion or two.
One downside to going in winter is that a lot of the cafes and such are closed, but I was able to get a drink and a muffin at the restaurant, which was a nice break from walking around.
I'll write more about the animals in their photo descriptions (which I'm not sure transfer to Facebook properly, so you might have to come to the blog itself to see them!)
... cream. It was honestly a struggle to finish. The whole experience though was very worth it, as a fan of the Harry Potter series it was very interesting and entertaining. I returned to Shrewsbury on the train and Els and I went out for a few drinks. It started snowing as we walked home, but sadly it was all gone the next day. We lazed around, enjoying our last days of holidays before semester two starts and caught the train back to Hull on Sunday ...