Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Scotland calls - 26 August 2006

The Northumberland Lion guarding Alnwick CastleAfter being woken up at 4am by our noisy neighbours we decided to get up at 5am and get on the road to Scotland early. Our first night's accommodation was in Alnwick, so we started our day by 11:30 am, with a visit to Alnwick Castle.Alnwick Castle
There are not many rooms open to the public, but those that are, are very opulent. Warkworth Castle

From Alnwick, we went out to the coast to Warkworth. This is another attractive town where we visited a ruined castle that had also been owned by the same family, the Dukes of Northumberland.

Because of our very early start, there was still enough time in the day to have a pleasant walk around Cragside Gardens. Cragside Gardens

It was then time to check into our B&B, followed by dinner at one of the many pubs in the town. We finished the day with a walk along the lovely local beach at Alnmouth. Sunset at Alnmouth Beaches in the north of England have beautiful golden sand, but the water is far too cold for swimming.

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