Premier Inn Newcastle Gosforth/Cramlington
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... scenic and we get great views of heather covered hill tops in the area. It was a nice change of pace.
We continue on to Allendale and stop for groceries. Allendale is a fair sized village with all the amenities – pubs, inns, restaurants, grocery, doctors, pharmacy shops etc. We are actually staying 1.5 miles down the road in Catton which is a bedroom community of 1 main street, homes, a village green and a ...
Victoria works at the commonwealth games so this morning she got me like a visitors pass and I got to go into the village! It's so cool In there! They have like a big food hall where they get all their meals and a big like party tent with music pumping all the time to unwind! So that was a really cool thing to see! After my little tour Victoria had to do some work so I ...
... a BBQ at Amy's house. While the weather was too rainy to actually BBQ, the meat tasted just as good out of the oven. We ended up playing some of our favorite games - like The Village.
Sunday was Nathan(1)'s last day in England, and so the whole gang made a trip out to the Metro Centre to enjoy the afternoon bowling. After a healthy lunch at McDonald's (heavy sarcasm implied) we spent the afternoon playing ten pin bowling. We were a huge group of 15, so we split ...
... fireplace and a china collection to rival the Queen's.
This castle, due to it's setting, design and grand inside is used often for filming - in fact it is being used for a new British series right now. Since it was Sunday, the only impact it had on us what that the chapel was unavailable for viewing. The first 2 Harry Potter movies were filmed here. The family definitely trades on that and has many activities available for children.
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... The road took us up over a range of hills (the summit was 2000ft) and the views out over the dales were absolutely spectacular. Being back in the high country was really good for Charlie's soul - he was thrilled to see some tussocks! Part of the road, where Whitfield is, was voted one of Europe's ten most scenic drives. And it really was FAB.
We were heading for a Britstop in Whitfield, on the way to Hexham, and after the ...
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