Holidays

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by ForzaWatford, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    Going to Northumberland in 3 weeks, staying near Berwick, anyone know any good places to visit?
     
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Bamburgh castle, Linsidfarne (Holy island), Hadrians Wall. Depending on weather a boat trip out to see the Farne Islands but that may have stopped due to Bird Flu concerns. Alnwick castle where they filmed a lot of Harry Potter.
     
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I echo Bamburgh Castle. Had a good afternoon there earlier in the year, plenty to see and it's right on the beach too if you want a coastal walk in the mix. Seahouses is supposed to be nice too. A work colleague spoke highly of it but we didn't get a chance to visit.
     
  4. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Dunstanburgh Castle and beach is also lovely.

    Cragside is an amazing NT property.
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Fish and chip dinner in the sand dunes overlooking Bamburgh Castle in the evening sun is one of my most memorable dinners ever.
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Do me a favour and reply to my first post as I think Cyan may have me on ignore so may not see my suggestions and others may not repeat what I posted ! Ta.
     
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Unpopular opinion but although Bamburgh was lovely outside, I thought it was a bit 'false' inside. Good for kids, I guess.

    Didn't get to Alnwick because they don't take dogs.

    Great holiday though. Even visited Kelso (not that one).
     
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Didn't go inside. Castles are usually only interesting from the outside - one for the unpopular opinions thread ?
     
  9. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    You didn't miss much, tbh. And it was quite pricey.

    Not sure I agree with the general sentiment though!
     
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No I think that's fair. We have kids of just the right age and there was loads for them to see and do. Plus a fair bit inside which isn't always the case at these places. But yes, outside of the far older Viking history some of the more recent claims to fame seemed pretty superficial / hardly any different to any other castle I've been to.
     
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  11. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Does anyone have any experience of the Albanian Riviera? My mrs keeps seeing loads of Instagram posts about how it’s amazing and like the Maldives of Europe. I’m just slightly more skeptical, happy to be proven wrong though and don’t want to be narrow minded when it comes to travel.
     

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