Queens Head Hotel
Travel Blogs from Alnwick
As dusk descends, the promised monsoon rains have not quite materialised but it is cold and very windy. It's good to know we will in hot and sunny climes quite soon.
Luggage is nearly packed. Judith has been scouring the shops for suitable light clothing and we have vast quantities of medical items including insect repellents and malaria tablets.
No room for the cricket bat I'm afraid.
... 8217;s; and more shops in the beautifully tiled Central Arcade.
An 18th century love story is revealed in a stretch of what were originally the houses and shops of rich merchants. They include the window from which, in 1772, Bessie Surtees descended to elope with John Scott, who later became Lord Chancellor of England.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian had a wall built two thousand years ...
... local church there are shrines and monuments inside and outside to this brave young woman.
Our walks covered a variety of terrains: beaches, sand dunes, country lanes, cliffside paths and fording "rivers" of water running over the beach to the North Sea. The wild and beautiful Northumberland coast provided good photo ops. There were some very interesting rock formations. And there were castles! Some in ruins, some fully renovated ...
... station, and I was happy to arrive.
Berwick (say bear’-ik) boasts the only full circuit of town walls in England. In spite of the rain bucketing down, I walked some of them on the first day. Unfortunately, the museum at the historic Barracks was closed for the season.
Next day I had time before my bus to Bamburgh to go on a guided walking tour of this old town, and it turned out to be a private tour with ...
... today was possibly the coldest so far, no rain, sun out but a dare say it didn't get over 6 degrees. Today we explored the city, it's not as well preserved with old fortifications like York but we did see the old gate tower that was the entrance to the old city but other then that there wasn't too much. Most of the buildings date back a hundred years or so and look amazing but nothing much older.
Day 155: Finally arrived in Scotland.