Today we spent time walking on the quayside in Newcastle / Gateshead, as well as walking around Newcastle … more pictures (and ice-cream!)
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.