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Travel Blogs from South Shields
It has been a wet old day from start to finish which we think is the first time that has happened during our entire trip! Not bad eh! We left our pretty little valley camp site and headed down to Carlisle. On the way we stopped off at Lockerbie which was the unfortunate site of a plane crash in 1988 after it was blown up by Libyan forces. There was a memorial to those lost that day, in the Remembrance Garden next to the church but just as we ...
Saturday we have a start and end point but no specific places we simply must see. It's only a little over an hour to Allendale Town our next stop. First we go to Penrith Castle. It is a total ruin, managed by English Heritage. Now part of a Castle Park there is no charge and just a couple of signs. This castle was once owned by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Given to him at the age of 19 his job was to protect the ...
... s relatives moved to Mansfield. We thought it would be nice to give a cup of tea, well the cups were dirty and the tea was ****. Some of the locals looked like they were from a limited gene pool but I am sure they are nice people. We were happy to move onto Durham which did have a good market square with lots to see and buy. But I still didn't buy anything. So that is two in a row. MDH must be ...
... met up with us and the drinking continued! It got to midnight and me and Victoria called it a night but on the way we found the most amazing pasta place that was still open! It was like you chose what pasta you want and then choose 4 toppings, I got chorizo, sundried tomato, bacon, pesto and parmisan and like a tomato based sauce! It was AMAZING!! So it was a good night! ...
... and caffeinated. Sitting down to a delicious doughnut was a great way to cap off a fun day.
Friday was a slow day in Durham. We spent most of the day relaxing and playing games, as well as cooking. However in the evening it was time to introduce the Nathans to a bit more of Durham's nightlife. It was our good friend Sophie's birthday, so she returned to Durham from Bolton (where she is spending the summer) for the weekend. Pippa also came up from Leeds and ...
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