Cumberland Hotel

Townfoot, Alston, Cumbria, England, CA9 3HX, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alston

Day 49 - A short walk but a wet one

A travel blog entry by debandkeith


We wake up in our delightfully cosy room built into the roof with those classic sloping ceilings that often find Keith out. Kate and John wake up in the room next door to realise that their floor has dove poo, bird feathers and dog hairs to remind them they have slept in a bit of a menagerie. Through the skylight in our room, we can see and hear …

We should have just driven through the night...

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1


So the plan was to break the eleven hour journey to Skye with a good nights sleep. As you will know from the previous blog, our last drive to Scotland was epic, however by the end of it we were, shall we say, somewhat delirious. Having stayed at the caravan park at Westmorland previously, and managing to secure a good last minute rate, we decided to stop for the night just past junction 38 on the M6. It doesn't sound very appealing, but is actually quite ...

Back to the Romans

A travel blog entry by ldschaub


... and were very pleasant. The husband even told Logan that the Armstrong (Neil) and Nixon families were from the region. Nixon's and Armstrong's ancestors were both livestock thieves. Very interesting. After the lesson, we hopped back in the car and came back home. The day was a lot of driving but interesting overall.

And after so much travel in 3 days, we decided the next weekend we would lay low and stay near town.


A nice break from a long day out

A travel blog entry by ldschaub


... it was time to figure out some dinner. We were starting to find the most places require reservations, which is very frustrating when you walk into a restaurant and see several open tables and the place is booked. We ended up finding a place called Nandos which I think is a chain, but the food was awesome! The place really only served chicken and vegetarian meals but it was welcomed. You chose the level of spice and then how you wanted your meal prepared ...

Gretna Green

A travel blog entry by eliandvicky


... marriages would take place and read all the stories of people who eloped to Gretna Green. We saw carriages used to take people to the famous place, to get married, one was named after me!! Do not fear, we did not get married!!

After Gretna we headed back South where Dad had Haggis waiting... it was like being back in Scotland!! ...

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