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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 …
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 ...
... same layout. You can walk around the medieval-built City walls. We wanted to visit Chester Castle but discovered that due to poor repair, it was closed to tourists. So we decided to go to the Tourist Information and see what guided walks were available there. And on Wednesday, at 2pm (we were in Chester on Wednesday), there was a "Secret Chester" walk which would take us to the Castle! So, we were very happy to join that walk.
The Earl of Chester was a ...
... 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.