Travelodge Berwick Upon Tweed
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We stuck to one thing today: looking for the site where James Douglas fought the Battle of Skaithmuir on February 14, 1316. There are a few clues left in old writings, which have been passed on by David R. Ross, the author of the best book I know (there apparently aren't many to choose from) on James Douglas. Between those clues, his own picture of the location he believes it took place, and our GPS directing us to "Skaithmuir Toll," we set off.
The Battle ...
... Plus craft stalls etc. Visited Barter Books the biggest secondhand book store - the old Railway Station - huge - and typically English everyone seemed to have a dog with them . so we wandered around and had lunch and went back to Almouth for me to The Gelmelzwaaiers, Belgiumhave a rest. Guy and Jess watched a raft race which was won by some men wearing All Black jerseys. Sunday big breakfast and oft to Alnwick Castle . Built originally Norman age as an imposing ...
... would have to be replaced. I have no idea if I hit a curb or a rock
or a pothole or what over the last 16 days. So I’m eager to see how this credit
card insurance coverage of rental cars works. The card company told me I was
insured when I rented a car and could decline the insurance offered by the
rental car company. This seems like something that’s too good to be true, so we’ll
see how it goes. Europecar claimed it was between me and my credit ...
... interesting, taking the building from its pre-Roman days to the present. And, the engineering that went into supporting the old Tower foundations must be seen to be believed - we're talking about the modern answer to the fact that the tower was close to collapse a few decades ago. Of course the Cathedral was wonderful and very "cathedrally" . . . . in a Romanesque way. While there, a troupe called Destiny Africa gave a performance in the Chapter House. ...
As is the case in all castles, a commercial touch, maintaining the history and the living style in the form of a nicely maintained museum, I go through the various rooms in the castle, a summer house, jealous of those who lived there, away from the rest of humanity.
After having enough of one more castle, I walk back to the village, the Lindisfarne Priory, the cemetery, some shops and finally the information center, to enquire regarding the next phase of my ...