Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Falkland to Morpeth

On Wednesday, 14th August, we left Edinburgh and headed to Falkland. I wanted to see the town as it has Outlander connections too but the highlight was the Falkland Castle. It was amazing to visit and has had a long history. Mary, Queen of Scots. spent her early childhood here.

 We did visit a cute town called Peebles on the way but didn't take any pictures. We enjoyed morning tea and lunch there. We then headed to Morpeth in Northumberland. Our accommodation here was an old courthouse/prison!
On Thursday we headed to Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island. We went in the morning so we could drive across to the island at low tide. We heard about its amazing history from a National Trust guide.

 We then thought we would drive the coast road to see the beaches and little towns. Sadly it was very busy everywhere (school holidays) but was quite picturesque. We then stopped at a cute little place called Alnmouth and had afternoon tea in this lovely old schoolhouse.
We then headed back to Morpeth and I wandered into town. The sun came out and it was fun to check out the shops. We had Morrisons just up the road so we enjoyed some easy dinners at home in our apartment. 

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