Travel Blogs from Barnard Castle
... br> Another small site that only takes 5 vans at a time, there are hundreds of them to choose from but some have no power and some have no toilets. Add to that that some do not open over winter we are a bit restricted but there re still plenty. The facilities are not 5 star, but they are usually clean and well cared for. The big advantage is that they are quiet and secluded so large families rarely use them.
... It has a beach on side of the rod and amusement arcades on the other side, plus fish and chip shops, rock shops, souvenir shops and cafes. From there we had a trip home through very misty moors to a cold van and a very rainy and windy night.
Lots of the UK is currently getting heavy rain with flood warnings. We have missed all that but it is a bit miserable at the moment.
Today, Sa***************ed off to Hawes. As usual the day started with a wrong turn and we went clockwise instead of CCW on the round trip.
First stop was Bolton Castle. It was closed, but we knew that so just looked at it from the car park. Mary Queen of Scots "stayed" there when Elizabeth the First took the throne.
From there we went to a small village called Caperby. It's claim to fame is that James ...
... all about Stephenson's' Locomotion One and the Stockton Darlington railway. Also a history of Darlington from the BC days to now. It was a thriving railway town with construction and repair factories, but that all ended in the early 70's when rail started to lose it's usefulness. Strange that rail is now coming back to life.
We also visited Castle Barnard, the village not ...
... near the Ure river and is in the valley, so it was originally called Urevale or Yorevale. After hundreds of years it finally passed into private hands as the monasteries were under attack by Henry VIII. At one stage it passed into the hands of some Marchioness, who thought it would sound better if she lived in a French sounding estate, so she changed the name to Jer (Yore) Vaulx (Vale). What a pretentious little Marchioness she ...
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