This morning, we departed our lodgings near Bath, England and transferred into Bath to visit the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and avail of refreshments at Sally Lunn’s, a historic building and eatery dating from the 15th century.
This evening, I am reporting on Carlisle Castle in N.W. England which is prominently positioned overlooking the flood plain of the River Eden. This castle is some 900 years old and is built of red sandstone on the site of first century AD Roman fort. It has featured in border wars against the Scots, served as a base for patrolling an unruly border in Tudor times and was subject of re-fortification in the early 19th century in context of controlling political unrest of the times.
This evening, my focus is on historic Jedburgh Abbey which is located in the Scottish Borders, about 1 hour drive south of Edinburgh. A stunning ruin on the way south to England. The name describes a fortified town on the River Jed which runs nearby.