Collingwood Arms Hotel
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- Non-smoking hotel
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... pronounced Annick. Fortunately the Northumberland moors were bathed in sunlight and not snow and the extensive views across the heather-covered slopes were amazing. We could see for many miles, back to Scotland and south across Northumberland. The massive car park at Alnwick gave a hint to the crowds we would be facing once we paid the three pounds parking fee and entered. The castle has been the home of Dukes of Northumberland for many centuries and it is still where the ...
... first parking space after the A177 and were greeted by a display of lots of common wildflowers as we went through the reserve gate. It didn’t take us very long to find out first Dark Red Helleborine, but unfortunately it had already gone to seed, as had the next one. And the next one. We found hundreds and they were easy to identify but not one was in flower. There were lots of butterflies about including a couple of Painted Ladies and we met a chap ...
... legs do the Quick Step and Charleston as they try to negotiate a safe path. We break from cloud and meet two walkers out for a stroll - why in such filthy conditions I ask and they remark It's such a pity that the Eildon Hills, with it's wonderful natural viewpoints has had it's windows 'steamed up'.
We complete the Cresta Run and seek solace, warmth and food in one of Melrose's finest.
... of staff offered to dog-sit while I toured the house.
Outside the front door we found a life sized dog carved in stone. This is Maida, Sir Walter’s wolf/deer hound who used to growl at easels because he was so sick and tired of being painted with his master and was so big he could clean a plate on a table without lifting a paw. Yup – I know something about that. Near the end of Maida’s life Sir Walter wrote to a friend that he finally ...
... a somewhat misguided effort to preserve the building. There were meticulously detailed sculptures almost everywhere I looked, including the ceiling. The most famous of these, are the columns at the the front of the chapel. Supposedly, the master sculptor carved the column on the left-hand side, then went away to study so he could do an even better job on the right-hand side, but while he was away, the apprentice carved it instead. When the ...