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staying, in Gatehouse on Fleet. Tonight I enjoyed Fish & Chips (haddock in
beer batter, with fries, pies and tartare sauce), with a glass of Rose (Whispering
Hills White Zinfandel California). Last night I had Steak and Ale Pie (served
with mashed potato and vegetables), followed by Lemon Syllabub (with a …
... the previous castle built 200 metres away,) and enlarged in 1635, it was sacked by Protestants in the later 1600s and left to rot. Almost no-one else there, a very informative ticket seller to fill in the history, we had a great time. Brilliant sunny day too. We were so lucky. We also looked at the foundations of the first castle.
Then drove back along the shore of Solway Firth to another farm camp. Distant echoes of fireworks, this being Guy Fawkes ...
... she lived when she got married. And she was quite commited to the lifestyle of the area. For example, in her lifetime, she bought 14 farms and then leased them back to the farmers. She always had the stipulation that the farmers had to run a certain number of Herdwick sheep. Today they say that this breed of sheep is only still around because of Beatrix Potter!
Whilst in the Lakes District, we also had the chance to visit an old house which has been in ...
... collection of sculptures made from rocks, driftwood and tree branches, last thing you expect at a picturesque seaside village. Treated myself to some of the local and delicious Galloway ice cream. We decided to drive a little further along the coast to an old lighthouse at and then back to Barscobe to sort out our stuff and enjoy our last evening. ...
... soup which was equally good.
Then on to the Mull of Galloway, the most southern point in Scotland, amazing coastline and it was a bit like a mini ocean road driving down.
Back to to the castle for chicken roasted in the Aga with lots of vegies and merlot from chile.