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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Three hundred years ago, The Grand Tour was the traditional trip of Europe undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. It served as an educational rite of passage. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections and months or even years to roam, they commissioned paintings, perfected their language skills, learned fencing and riding, and mingled with the upper crust of the Continent.
Wow! Only 2 weeks before we leave. Thought it might be good time to start posting the preparations. Actually over dinner tonight at Keswick Binny suggested it so these are especially for you Binny! We maybe away for 6.5 weeks but the actual preparations have been going on now for about 6 months!
So we have a file full of info and booking details etc.....as you would expect there are many, many lists which will be required over the coming days and weeks! ...
... at times negotiating muddy bogs and squidgy river beds trampled by hundreds of hiking boots. By the time we reached Keld late afternoon my heel was really giving me curry. For many this was the end of the day's leg. However our accommodation was at Thwaite 3 miles further on! That meant a 1.5 hour journey around the side of a hill on a rocky goat track. The weather was changing and beginning to threaten. Thunder rumbled from black clouds not far to out left. We got ...
I was woken at 3 am by the sound of moderately heavy rain. It continued on and off until breakfast and I thought we were going to need our waterproofs. However the rain held off as we left Orton, the cloud base slowly rose, the gloomy light brightened, and by early afternoon we were walking in the sunshine again. Today's 25 km leg was fairly straightforward again walking through ...
A quick wander around the town then we were off towards Scotland secret bunker at Troywood. A former military bunker which was HQ of operations had UK come under nuclear attack during the Cold War. Very sobering. Around the coast to Anstruther, a charming little fishing village. Around the coast ...