York Travel Blog

 › entry 48 of 53 › view all entries

From Edinburgh we headed south the next morning and our first stop was at Floor’s Castle, home of the Duke and Dutchess of Roxburghe. This is their permanent residence. The tour is nice, but we only get to see a few of the rooms and again, no pictures are allowed inside.

Next stop is Kelso, for a short stop, and on south to a stop at a small section of Hadrian's Wall. Our tour director made a big deal out of it and I suppose if we had seen more of it than we did it might have made a better impression. This was a roman wall which was designed to go from coast to coast. The area where we stopped it was barely a foot high and not much to look at.  We were expecting a lot more.

The next stop was York, where we were dropped off outside the city wall and walked into town.

 York minster was the first large sight to see and then all of the old village with its narrow street and busy shops.  The street get narrower and narrower and are called Shambles.  Some are barely six or eight feet wide.

My husband found some knights in armour about 12 inches tall and each with a metal sword that would cause some pain later.  He picked four of them and got a good deal.  He just loves anything medieval.

At our hotel that night, the Ramada Inn, we had a very nice dinner and it was different that everything we had eaten on this trip.  We were getting tired of Salmon, Chicken or Lamb. This included roast pork lion, cream of vegetable soup and for dessert there was three scoops of very good ice cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Mmmmmmmm.


Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
photo by: HelenP