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Near [but a few miles by car!] to St Boswell's, this is probably the most picturesque of all the lovely border abbeys.
Washington Old Hall
That's right - the ancestral home of THOSE Washingtons - and I forgot it on my notes!!!
Those who read or saw Shakespeare's histories will find the Percy Dukes of Northumberland quite familiar. This is their ancestral home, still owned by Percy Dukes of Northumberland; one of England's very grandest.
A lived-in reconstructed castle, a fine view in itself and the site of prodigious coastal views, including the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Substantial castle ruin making for a magnificent coastal view.
Substantial ruin - ideal for children to explore but interesting for adults too. The village still has a basically medieval layout.
Not so VERY large really but a county town and the scene of one of England's most beautifully sited cathedrals.
Scotland's capital and one of Europe's greats, brimming with things to see. if you want to go at Festival time, book as early as possible.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne and its southern neighbour, Gateshead, tend to share visits and websites. The conurbation is easily the biggest in the area between York and Edinburgh but, before you decide against it for that reason, think about the new buildings and bridges. At least have a look at the Angel of the North as you drive up the motorway.
York was England's second city in the middle ages with a history stretching back through Viking Yorvik to Roman Eboracum. It still has as much to see as any English city outside London.
I've not been for ages [as I do this I get a craving to go again!] and there is plenty new since then so I leave you to enjoy the website.
Chillingham Wild Cattle
Yes, there is a castle here and a fabulous tomb in the church but THE thing to see here is the Wild Cattle Park. A castle is not unique in these parts as you can see - these cattle are unique!
Often known as Holy Island, Lindisfarne played a vital role in the story of early Christianity in England. It's not an island all the time but, when it is, it is not accessible by car. Have the tide table in your mind!
A town that changed between England and Scotland a number of times. Now Berwick-upon-Tweed is in England, Berwickshire is left without it in Scotland and North Berwick is in the Scottish county of East Lothian. Confused?
Scenic and interesting abbey remains and a great Tudor house.
Impressive town with two bridges over the Tweed and open Abbey remains. The Town Hall is in a massive square, reminiscent of some French towns.
Great little town under the Eildon Hills, with fascinating abbey remains and two National Trust for Scotland gardens.
Picturesque situation with boat trips out to the Bass Rock [gannetry] and other islands.
Great little harbour village with a headland full of seabirds adjacent.
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