Travel Blogs from Kirkoswald
... before the alarm went off at 7.55am. Now whether it was the very nice treats left by the hotel, the big fat chips that we couldn't finish, or just the excitement of being somewhere new, Murray needed to visit the little doggies room, or in other words the lashing-rain-soaked, swamp like patch of grass out the front of the hotel, a good five times throughout the night. And she very nicely spaced them out so that by the time you were dried off, back in ...
... was through a national park, Northumberland. We were starting to feel like the national parks looked just like the rest of England, with a few more trees. It was still pretty though. We hit a little more snow on this path but nothing like the Lake District. We also crossed the border back into England.
After a couple of hours, we finally reached Housesteads fort. The parking lot was pretty empty but we were there in ...
... is. And there’s nothing like a good meal to end the day.
After dinner we went into a pub across the street from the hotel and had a couple of pints. We like this type of pub. It was quiet, an old building, wooden tables and chairs, and a local crowd. There were plenty of beer options on tap, 2 stories worth of seating and slot machines dispersed throughout. There were even a few pool tables upstairs and I’m fairly certain I saw a multicolored ...
... time to find an ATM, get some cash and break it at the local Boots (similar to a Walgreens) so we wouldn’t be putting 20 pounds into the parking machine. At this point we were freezing and hungry, so we found a pub and stopped in.
The pub was great! It was smaller and had small tables tucked into any corner it could fit to be able to get in as many people as possible. There was an open fireplace with an older gentleman and his dog sitting ...
... but it gave me the same look a goose gives you before it chases you and tries to attack so we decided it was best to leave the swan alone.
After some time at the lake, we decided to walk through the town to see what there was to see. Stopped for a cup of coffee to try and warm up and kept on moving. The shops were cute and had lots of locally made items. We window shopped through a few until it started snowing, at ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed