Monday, June 15, 2009

Adventures Abroad, Day 4

This morning we took a walk to the bus station to catch the bus to Hadrian's Wall. Along the walk, we saw this pub/guest house. I've heard that pubs over here are more accepting of children, but this was just too cool!

We caught the AD122 bus to Hadrian's Wall, or as the locals call it, the Roman Wall. We visited the Birdoswald Roman Fort, one of the more western sites along the wall. There were some showers on the way up, but they stayed east and we had great weather again!

I met a sheep.

We bused back to Hexham, gathered our luggage and caught the train to Haydon Bridge and a taxi just a couple miles away to Langley Castle, where we're staying in the Tindale Room.

Dinner was very fancy.

And possibly the best I've ever had. And dessert was scrumptious!

After dinner we strolled briefly around the grounds and met two of the four peacocks they have here.

Tomorrow's plan: breakfast, tour the castle, head into Newcastle, hire a car and drive up the coast. (We were going to plan an all-day-er for that Wednesday, but it looks like it's going to rain all day Wednesday)


lmc said...

I love the pic of the sheep - will definitely have to show that one to Cadence in the morning!

Casy Schweickart said...

You didn't have to go all the way over there to meet a sheep! LOL You could have just come to KY. We have about 100 for you to say hi to! ;0)

Brenna said...

did you know about the Tindale room in advance? or was it a happy surprise?