Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel
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Our first stop today was at the Floors Castle, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxeburgh and largest inhabited castle in Scotland. From here, they run multiple family businesses: a 56,0000 acre estate, a hotel, a golf course, a farm, race horse breeding, and of course, tours of the castle.
We made a comfort stop in Jedburgh, where we …
Driving to York today with Ruth and Charlie we stopped to view Hadrian's Wall at two locations. Maps 1-2. An 83 year old woman riding nearby said that on a clear day you can see it to the horizon. Running virtually from coast to coast we realise the Romans were making a serious effort to keep the Scots out of their domain. Not a lot has changed in 2000 years has it. We are still building walls either virtually or in other ways to keep others out. Thanks to Charlie for the long ...
... built around the few remains ruins of York Castle it's actually a very interesting and well laid out museum (which is good as I've seen a few recently). Sections on life in the olden days, children's toys and pastimes up until now, a great exhibition on The First World War and another on the 60s. You also went through a section of the old prison that was built in the area too. Very worthwhile (and I got to dry out a bit). It was this stage where I was so wet ...
... before stoping at a french style bistro called It had a good deal for a 2 course meal. I had an amazing slow cooked chicken and apple pie and mum had the steak and cream brûlée. Such a lovely warm meal on a very cold day. After lunch we went for a bit more of a walk, before the weather changed to rain. We have spent the evening doing all our washing in preparation for our tour to ...
... the box at 2kg, it's going to be expensive to post the box back home, so we'll see how that goes! We are staying at an apartment just 5mins from the centre of york. Tonight is fireworks/bonfire night at we have just finished watching a spectacular fireworks display from mums bedroom window. Even while I'm writing I can hear more fireworks going off in the distance. Tomorrow we have the day in ...