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Travel Blogs from South Shields
And so this is the end of our little 'Highland Fling'. In total we have driven over 1630 miles, travelled by car, bus, plane, train and boat, taken 6500 photos (between us), visited over 100 unique places, covering everything from castles to stately homes, a distillery to a lighthouse and everything in between. Our favourite part has definitely been travelling around in the Highlands and seeing some stunning landscapes, this has only ...
... our tyre tracks from earlier and headed off for the village and castle of Warkworth. Having passed through it twice already that day and seen how pretty it was we decided we wanted to call in. The castle is simply a ruin and looked after by English Heritage and as we arrived they were leaving, so a couple of quick photos through the portcullis and we drove a little further into the village and photographed the old bridge over the river Coquet which was very quaint. And then it was ...
... 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 ...
... was because of our family connections. Scott's Dad is from this area and one of the villages nearby is Washington (the ancestral home of George Washington's family). We visited Washington Old Hall, their manor house, although we weren't particularly inspired. We did however pop into a nearby lighthouse which is owned by the National Trust, it's known as 'Souter'. Maureen, our tour guide at Souter enthusiastically showed us around, providing lots of ...
... loads of washing this morning which we found all clean and dry and folded on our bed when we got home, yippee, the clean clothes situation was dire!!
Tomorrow we are off to Scotland for 2 days, then back to Yorkshire for 4 before finishing back in Durham for the last 2 days of the tour. The boys are doing Edinburgh tomorrow as well just for the day, then a game Friday at Bishop Auckland, a rest ...
Other places to stay in South Shields
River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields | Hotelfrom $131
2 Hobsons Way, South Shields | Hotelfrom $97
Sea Road, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $122
5 Westoe Village, South Shields | 2 star hotelfrom $86
21 Westoe Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $90
Barrington Street, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $68