Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sightseeing in Northumbria

This could be a bit boring, an indulgent string of holiday snaps to remind me of what I got up to!

1. The holiday cottage, it's along the side of Derwent Reservoir in a barn conversion but no view of the water.

I liked the look of this place because it was contemporary, uncluttered and clean looking, everything my day to day living environment isn't! I always take pics inside holiday cottages I like for ideas for when I have my own holiday cottage.

2. Alnwick, I've been to the castle before so this time visited Barter Books in the old station which I hadn't experienced before. A mega place if you like second hand bookshops.

3. Holy Island, Lindisfarne. My third visit and it never fails to spook me as you drive over the causeway soon after the tide has parted.

There was even a bagpiper togged out the same as Bob!

 Couldn't resist this cottage!

 The drive back with the rescue hut if you get cut off!

4. Bamburgh Castle

5. Blanchland Village, a wonderful, quaint, estate village, most estate houses had red doors.

The tearoom was in an old chapel.

5. Kielder Water

6. Warkworth Castle

7. Coast near Amble

8. Corbridge, a lovely Roman town with independent shops, gallery, vintage shops :)

 This is inside the Balman Gallery, a fab place for a snack and I had the most delicious milkshake ever, peanut butter, banana and local vanilla ice cream float, heaven :)

Also spotted a lovely bakery in Corbridge with these amazing, colourful, huge meringues. Don't worry I didn't have one after that milkshake!

9. A quick nip into the Scottish Borders.
Jedburgh has an abbey, the gaol below with pink clock tower and independent shops

10. Kelso, has the largest cobbled market square in Scotland and some lovely independent shops and stylish gallery type shops, very nice place

Phew that's it, didn't manage a close up or any snaps of Hadrians Wall on this trip.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a beautiful cottage Sally!
The two things I remember from my visit to that area were the amazing castles and wonderful beaches.
There is something 'breathe holding ' about driving over that causeway.
V x

Anne said...

Lovely Sally. Looks like a fab holiday. We love Lindisfarne and have had two holidays actually staying on the island itself. It is a lovely but strange feeling when the tide cuts you off from the mainland.|Northumberland is such a beautiful place, lucky you!

Shaheen said...

Not boring at all.
Taking photographs of your holiday is what its all about, a way to capture those times that will soon become a distant memory.
I would so like to check out Alnwick and the secondhand bookshops, D would also love it. My two favourite pics here, are of 'Sallys Cottage' and Bob with the bagpiper player behind Bob, fab!

patty said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments. It's nice to see others have good memories of Northumbria, I always think of it as the lesser visited cousin of Cumbria so it's good to get feedback.