The Bewick Hotel
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... appetites further and we are already thinking about our next adventure to Scotland. Edinburgh and the North of England have been very interesting and provided the cultural and historical elements to our trip. All that remains now is to thank you all for reading and commenting on our blogs and to Len for providing the taxi service between Taunton and Bristol and of course a very large pile of washing! Until the next adventure... ...
Another lovely day for walking, though sadly today the route and scenery were less spectacular than the weather. The start of the day was promising with a two mile walk out if Byrness alongside a "babbling brook". Very pretty with the added bonus of us seeing three Dippers together, feeding in the stream. However after that we turned into Kielder Forest and the next six miles were a LJGT ...
... like we were fraternising with the enemy, but nevertheless we went in. We ate lunch (quiche for Jo and a massive ploughman's for me) and took a wander around. The 14 state rooms were quite impressive (from huge halls to tiny antechambers), but all in all it felt more like a museum than anything else (each room, whether it was a kitchen or a great hall) was filled with items and display cabinets. We didn't stay for long, so many things to see and so little time. After Bamburgh ...
... many cousins etc together. Consequently we had a fabulous afternoon at Dorothy's , with cousins Dorothy, Sue and Bob, Lesley and Jennifer. Some of their children, Andrea,Jonathon and Glyn and Dorothy's grandchild Rowan. Obviously Andrea met all of them for the first time and felt very welcomed into the family. We had a great lunch, thanks Dorothy, and an even better catch up. Later in the evening we went out with most of them again to ...
Today it was fair well to Edinburgh and indeed Scotland, but not before another fabulous breakfast in our lovely guesthouse. It was then off through the centre of Edinburgh, at rush hour no less, which made it perhaps a slightly slower journey but as it's such a beautiful city it was worth it. We headed along the coastal road and down to Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Dunbar, for quick photo stops of various harbours and stunning landscapes as we made our way south ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bewick Hotel Gateshead
In a word..nightmare !!! We arrived and they told us they had no record of our reservation, they eventually realised that they had misspelt our name even though we emailed it to them. We were then taken to our room by the young man that was at reception. We asked him where the car park was and he said the street was fine. On asking where the nearest Metro station was he pointed in the direction and said 10 minutes walk and then disappeared. The best was yet to come ! After sleeping on a sloping bed (sore back for the next three days !!) despite the rowdy return of our man from reception and his mates from a night out we went next door to the actual hotel for breakfast. A room full of young women from a hen's night swearing and yelling about their adventures the night before as the manager sat and listened intently. Breakfast wasn't bad, but we ate quickly to make a quick exit. Checked out to find a dog on heat behind the reception counter and the manager, who had also cooked breakfast, gave her another pat. She apologised for the loud behaviour of the women in the breakfast room and we left. When we were looking for accomodation we looked up websites etc. for places we were looking at staying. Bewick Hotel boasted car parking facilities, a bar and restaurant. We didn't see any evidence of any !! The stay here really left a negative impression of the city.
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