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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 ...
... for Blackadder - Harry Potter and Downton Abbey . Apparently The gate which the car and the Crawlley family arrived ( photo attached ) the car managed to bang into the doors. So then into the courtyard where they alighted and were greeted by the owners . Downton Abbey is the only one allowed to film inside - including me - so no photos but lovely inside . A wide staircase up to the first floor where the rooms are beautifully decorated and mementos from the Series ...
... but most Americans decline the insurance coverage so appear to be covered
by the card companies.
I didn’t venture very far from my hostel my last evening in
Scotland. My bus for Belfast didn’t leave until the very civilized hour of
11:00, so no morning rush and time to enjoy a coffee at Starbucks, one of
America’s greatest gifts to the world. At Starbucks you can actually get an
adult-size cup of coffee for a reasonable price in countries where ...
... 1pm where we started looking for B&B's. Most were booked up, and they were proving to be quite expensive, so we kept driving north. We finally found a suitably priced B&B in Berwick-upon-Tweed (pronounced berik). This meant we had passed the sights we wanted to visit so we will to go back to them tomorrow. Berwick is famous for its Elizabethan ramparts originally built back in the 1300's and the most ...
... six with a lunch break.
This section starts alongside a golf course. Not a good idea in the minds of golfers or walkers. At first I followed the advice of a man who was walking his dog and told me to just ignore the golfers. Then as I approached a group of golfers they started to motion me to the other side of the course, I went and started walking on a cart path, seemed logical. The next golfer I approached motioned me the other way and said to stay to the shore side. ...