Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads

Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads, England

 

This morning I collected my guests at Newcastle on Tyne, off the ferry from Holland.

We then proceeded as follows:

To Housesteads Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall. This was to get a basic understanding for the Hadrian’s Wall frontier which purpose the iconic Housesteads is ideally suited. Weather proved somewhat mixed and we did caight in a shower. Guests were also impressed by the omnipresent sheep.

North Gate, Housesteads

North Gate, Housesteads Roman Fort

Hooded Gods, Housesteads

Hooded Gods, Housesteads Roman Fort

Next we headed north to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, in fact the seat of the Duke of Northumberland. A very impressive castle with a new, very expensive garden. Very poopular with visitors owing to the castle featuring in eight Harry Potter films plus others inncluding Robin Hood.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

 

Harry Potter Playtime

Harry Potter Playtime, Alnwick Castle

On the way north we drove into Eyemouth Harbour for a quick view and then on to Edinburgh with good views of the Firth of Forth in sunshine.

Tour ended about 7.00pm with drop-off on Royal Mile.

 

 

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