Sunday, 22 November 2015

Our trips around the UK

We're travelling around as much as we can, mostly during summers when weather is nicer.
We're checking nearer and farer places from our home.

We travelled near Hadrian's Wall - Vindolanda Roman Fort is really nice, we were in Lake District - amazing even during autumn :), we visited Edinburgh and we surely back to Borderlands - Kelso and Jedburgh are beautiful. Berwick upon Tweed and Holy Island, Bumburgh and Dunstanburgh castles can tell you a lot about this region history.

So many places to see and to show :)

As a English Heritage members we have a chance to visit lots of castles and gardens for free or on discounted price :)

Here just few pics from places we saw and we love to back. Northumberland and North East of England first :) as is so many beautiful spots in here :)

Morpeth and its Turner's Gardens :)

Jesmond Dene park in Newcastle is nice and has something kids will love: Pet's Corner :)

Newbiggin by the Sea is small village with old churches, Maritime Museum and Couple statue

Woodhorn Museum near Ashington is nice place to visit too, with its exhibitions about coal mining, special exhibitions which stay there for some time only like: Dinosaurs or Lego (we saw both :)) and chance for little train ride near small lake where you can spot swans :)

If your boys love trains - Stevenson Railway Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne - is good place.

Whitley Bay and Tynemouth are places we are the most often in :) Nice beaches, lots of places you can eat or just sit and contemplate view :)

St Mary Island, Whitley Bay - lighthouse plus chance to see seals :)

Tynemouth - remains of Priory plus Blue Reef Aquarium

More castles? Here you go! Warkworth - castle on the hill, cross the river by boat to see Hermitage.

Our biggest trip this summer was to Fountain Abbey in Yorkshire - huge place, beautiful and full of history.

First time I saw sooo big abbey! I felt so small there.