The Queens Head Hotel
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It has been a wet old day from start to finish which we think is the first time that has happened during our entire trip! Not bad eh! We left our pretty little valley camp site and headed down to Carlisle. On the way we stopped off at Lockerbie which was the unfortunate site of a plane crash in 1988 after it was blown up by Libyan forces. There was a memorial to those lost that day, in the Remembrance Garden next to the church but just as we ...
Saturday we have a start and end point but no specific places we simply must see. It's only a little over an hour to Allendale Town our next stop. First we go to Penrith Castle. It is a total ruin, managed by English Heritage. Now part of a Castle Park there is no charge and just a couple of signs. This castle was once owned by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Given to him at the age of 19 his job was to protect the ...
... why my relatives moved south.
We went to Durham which is a lovely town with a lot of activity around the historic centre. We wandered up and down the uneven streets of old Durham town which has many old old buildings.
After a late lunch we decided to leave Old Durham Town. Reminds me of a Roger Whittaker song.
We booked into the Premier Inn with free wifi. At least with Premier ...
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 ...
... and caffeinated. Sitting down to a delicious doughnut was a great way to cap off a fun day.
Friday was a slow day in Durham. We spent most of the day relaxing and playing games, as well as cooking. However in the evening it was time to introduce the Nathans to a bit more of Durham's nightlife. It was our good friend Sophie's birthday, so she returned to Durham from Bolton (where she is spending the summer) for the weekend. Pippa also came up from Leeds and ...
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