Archive for the tag 'Alnwick'

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 10th 2016

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 9th 2016

First thing after breakfast we set off to visit Brinkburn Priory, which is a place neither of us have visited before. The Priory is in a lovely, tranquil, shady setting but I thought that the nearby dilapidated manor house detracted from the setting as did a group of photographers with tripods getting in the way [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2016

The best portion of a good man’s life -
his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
William Wordsworth

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2016

We were staying right next to Alnwick’s Catholic church and I loved hearing the chime of the church clock overnight. Breakfast was enjoyable and we got chatting to another couple about local history and Hadrian’s Wall. After breakfast we went straight to Alnwick Garden arriving just as the gates opened. This meant the garden was [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 23rd 2016

After one last sit on the roof terrace I went down for breakfast where I chose French Toast which I don’t often see on the menu. We checked out of the hotel and put the cases in the boot of the car before having a quick look at the hotel garden. We then caught the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2016

We packed our bags, had breakfast and checked out of the hotel before setting off for Tynemouth in glorious sunshine.  We enjoyed a short walk around the Spanish Battery and the towering Collingwood monument before visiting Tynemouth Priory & Castle.  The site contains interesting history including gun batteries that were used in the first and [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 19th 2013

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