Queens Head Hotel
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On our way out of Beadnell we stopped to look at the harbour and found a superb beach with views across to Dunstanton castle, and three lime kilns on the harbour wall. Then a few miles down the road we stopped to look at a Pele tower, built as a watch tower and ...
... till 7 pm. The island was the original monastery of St. Cuthbert, before Viking raids forced them inland, eventually to Durham. The priory is in the style of Durham cathedral, so mostly round arches with some pointy bits, but is still elegant. Lindisfarne castle, dating from the 16th century, is a twenty minute very pleasant walk away on a nice sunny morning. ...
A short drive out of Durham and up the A1 to Jarrow and Bedeworld. I love the idea that there should be some kind of theme park dedicated to a thousand year old ecclesiast and historian, but in practice it's a small museum and information centre. Small, still in development but nicely done. Next door is the church of St. Paul's, which dates back to the 7th century, although it has medieval ...
Took the scenic route on the A64 with the first stop Castle Howard. Vast gardens, dotted with lakes and fountains. Castle known for being in TV series Brideshead Revisited. We didn't go inside, but wandered around the beautiful grounds. Had lunch in the pretty little village of Hutton-Le-Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Then on over the moors. Very, very pretty ...
... of Lindisfarne, was actually destroyed by Henry VIII, not by Vikings, in his attempt to purge the Catholic religion from England. Monks here for several centuries, led by St Aiden, then later, St Cuthbert, made a name for themselves creating beautiful copies of the bible, illuminating key letters and words with their own gold-lettering and ...
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