March Bank Hotel
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Drove down several motorways from Stirling to Dumfries. Then to Caerlaverock Castle.
What a contrast from Stirling yesterday!
Caerlaverock is the ancient seat of the MAXWELL family and now no more than a splendid ruin in an idyllic settling. Fiona and Rowan had been there in 2006. Situated almost on the sea, south of Dumfries, surrounded by a moat, it was fantastic to wander through the ruin and imagine John's distant ancestors living there! Built in ...
... Rail Bridge cafe, where I have a homemade scone and Stu tries the black pudding salad. This is turning into an excellent afternoon!
But the day is pressing on, the light is starting to fade, and if we want to make Carlisle for teatime we still have 120 miles to cover. We skirt Edinburgh and luckily the traffic is light on the M8 towards Glasgow (it's a quirk of geography that to head South we need to make some distance West beforehand). We're soon cracking along down the ...
Time to fill, off work for the week before David's wedding and I needed to find something to do. Why not try that mountain I had said I would do 18 months ago. Skiddaw. Not really a mountain by world standards I guess, but for England its one of those above 3000ft, which is good enough for us. Pre-booked first class on Virgin trains from Euston and a short taxi ride and I'm in Keswick for the afternoon. My room in the Queens Hotel looks directly out over to Skiddaw, ...
... in the end worked well and it was almost a pity to emerge from the hills into the lowlands of Scotland but the drive to the Castle made up for it. The entrance to the castle was through an impressive gateway beside a foaming river, there was then a long single track drive through woods to the castle itself, with the caravan site being situated immediately outside the castle walls. Very pretty. The only draw back was that the toilet, washing and eating facilities at the ...
... that. Those five ruled with a calm and steady hand from 96 AD to 180 AD. They were Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. This era also fell within the time period historians call the Pax Romana, or the “peace of Rome.” This was a 200-year period starting with Julius, just before the birth of Christ, the first of the Caesars, when stability reigned, territory expanded and building projects, many still standing and still a marvel ...