Like on our previous England trip, we spent a few days in London – it’s a great city to tour on foot, or on the many bus / boat options available! We stayed close to Tower Bridge (and even saw it opening), and toured as far as the Houses of Parliament.
We also visited the Tate Modern; while none of the “art” there was particularly appealing, we did enjoy the views from the top (available at no cost, too!):
While visiting Margaret’s sister, we also visited Burghley House with it’s spectacular grounds and even more spectacular ceiling and wall murals inside! Really a bit of a must see …
Visiting with our friends in Newcastle, and visiting our old haunts, took us to Corbridge today. First a tour of the Corbridge roman ruins (which I used to know as “Corstopitum” but apparently that’s not the accepted name any more). Whatever they are called, they are a very splendid set of ruins – I love the construction of the raised floors of the granary (keeping the grain dry), and all the water management drains / fresh water storage / etc!
We then had lunch in the (modern) village, and took a walk along the river Tyne.
This year we stayed close to Beamish museum rather than closer to Newcastle and so of course we decided to spend a day at Beamish museum! It’s a “living history” type museum with late 1800s / early 1900s theming of actual buildings either already on site, or re-located; there’s a couple of villages, a steam engine, coal mine, and more.
A photo in the hotel in York led us to a trip to Brimham Rocks for a beautiful walk among huge boulders, with fabulous Yorkshire Dales views!