Travel Blogs from Bishop Auckland
Dave may have been underwhelmed by the fort Segedunum, but what makes the few remaining visible ruins so extraordinary is the surrounding industrial landscape, especially the shipyards. It's a wonder anything survived the intervening 1500 years at all!
Having been disconcerted by the lovely blue skies and warm day when we arrived, today has been overcast and drizzly. A true monochrome English day which has restored our faith in the English weather...
Ferry is definitely the way to go to Europe (saves that long drive South plus cost of fuel) providing you can go out of season and early in the week (price doubles nearer Friday)
Very relaxed at both ends, Wait in the queue, have a sandwich lunch and tea in the van and be guided in by ...
... over to TGI Fridays close by also. Omg, it was so good to see David after all these years. What an amazing man. Totally loved by me and my kids. A long day driving to London tomorrow. Starting to wish I'd organised to drop the car off here and train to ...
... next morning to see a friend off at the airport 60 pouds I found a bus that left mid afternoon to london for 10 pounds.i was prity pleses with that how ever it did take 6 hours. The next morning before caching the couch i went for a walk around the town. Its quits a nice place but very crouded due to the race. I also went and checked out a castle as i hadnt seen one in england yet. ...
... sheep...... the Swalesdale variety.... They have funny speckled black faces, curly horns and dark speckled legs and they think they have the right of way over everything, everywhere.. Funny thing is....they do!!!
Guess what... our research has paid off. we have found the perfect eccles cake. It was hiding in a little bakery at Hawes in the Wensleydales. We ate it with relish, it even beat the ones we ate in York.
What will happen in York? Watch this space.
TripAdvisor Reviews Otter Hotel Bishop Auckland
Other places to stay in Bishop Auckland
New Coundon, Bishop Auckland | Hotelfrom $84
Fir Tree , Bishop Auckland | Hotelfrom $76
High Stoop, Bishop Auckland | Hotelfrom $76
West Auckland Road, Bishop Auckland | Hotelfrom $77