Sunday, 26 August 2012

Day Two: Newcastle and Seahouses

We decided to call into the Metro Centre in Newcastle to get some breakfast. Last year we stopped to see The Angel of the North which is breathtaking so I did have a chuckle at a similar sculpture inside the Metro Centre
NEWS: The Angel gets a new home
Alexander Millar
After visiting our relations we carried on up to our campsite at Belford,  apparently famous for it's coaching used to be on the main A1 from London to Edinburgh, until a ring road was put around it in 1983. One of its famous residents was Sir William Coldstream.         .

Once the tent was up it was a short drive to have our first breath of the seaside at Seahouses, passing Bamburgh Castle . Bamburgh is a magnificent Castle perched on a high outcrop of rock looking out to sea. It used to be the ancient capital of Nothumberland. It was then time for Chip Shop , a walk along the harbour watching the sun setting and back to the dry tent to bed........Next stop Holy Island.

One day I'll spend a few days in Newcastle, again so much to see but we had to keep moving.....
Other places worth visiting in the area are the Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh , and Northumberlandia, ( Known to locals as Slag Alice ), the landscape female designed by Charles Jencks.

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