The Urr Valley Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Castle Douglas
... the previous castle built 200 metres away,) and enlarged in 1635, it was sacked by Protestants in the later 1600s and left to rot. Almost no-one else there, a very informative ticket seller to fill in the history, we had a great time. Brilliant sunny day too. We were so lucky. We also looked at the foundations of the first castle.
Then drove back along the shore of Solway Firth to another farm camp. Distant echoes of fireworks, this being Guy Fawkes ...
... year and I thought was the highlight of the evening. Then on the final night we were piped into dinner by a guy in full regalia and then had a (mercifully) short 15 minutes of piping before our meal. I have come to the conclusion that whilst I like the bag pipes, they are best heard outdoors.
Over one meal I was talking to someone from Annan and they told me of a farming and countryside store near Dumfries which had a good selection of wellies so the the 'great ...
Drawn from the ghosts of the past - the strains of "Blow The Wind Southerly" popped into my conscious as I sipped my Latte in Mrs Wilson's Cafe - Silloth.
The walls opposite my table were one huge collage of images dedicated to the Contralto Singer - Kathleen Ferrier. Record Covers, Music ...
... an amazing two hours and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing their roots.
As we were camping at Birkenhead, which is on the southside of Liverpool, we drove down to the river and caught the Ferry across the Mersey! And yes, we listened to that song! As you approach the ferry terminal, you see some wonderful Art Deco-style buildings – the Cunard Building and the Lever Building, as well as the old Port Office. We also had the chance to explore the waterfront ...
... until 7.30 as they are so busy. So that has given us time to shower, sort out our bags for walking and generally relax. Ah, Steve, our host here has come and turned on a switch so that we now have good wifi, so will quickly make the most of it (it takes it away from other rooms!). I think this whole walk may be rather iffy with wifi. And now the photos have finally, and gradually transferred from my phone to my iPad...phew..all good. The trials of the tourist. Off to dinner ...