Fall 2019 UK Trip - Intro & trip index

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In fall 2019 my wife and I enjoyed traveling to the UK with our friends Rich & Linda.  We met up on a Sunday in late September, at Dublin airport, around noon, each couple coming from a different point of origin.  After some coffee we took a shuttle to our Hotel & were able to check in early. 

That afternoon we toured Dublin, which seemed to be a somewhat grey & dreary looking City, but we had an enjoyable 4 pm dinner at a cafe looking out on the River Liffey, on the tourist track. Young hooligan males, w/Viking hats, crammed into in a crazy looking ship-car, passed by on the main boulevard every 15 minutes. letting out a collective scream when the light turned green, which made us all leap out of our chairs, like maybe four times....jetlagged, perhaps.

We stayed in Dublin for one night, and were on the earliest shuttle to DUB the next morning (before 5 am), and took an early flight to Glasgow, Scotland, where our 16-day road trip began.     

Itinerary - After staying four nights in Scotland, we drove south to England, for a full week's stay at Keswick, in the Lake District.  Next we returned to Scotland for five more nights.  

Scotland

day 1 - Stirling Castle

day 2 - Glasgow - Riverside Museum of Transport & Kelvingrove Art Museum

day 3 - Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart

day 4 - Ayrshire - Dean Castle & Culzean Castle

day 5 - Drive to Keswick  - Crawick Multiverse & Robert Burns House (Dumfries)

England - Lake District (in Cumbria)

day 6 - Keswick Market Day

day 7 - Castlerigg Stone Circle & Borrowdale walk

day 8 - Wm. Wordsworth Homes - Dove Cottage & Rydal Mount

day 9 - Buttermere walk

day 10 - Hill Top House (Beatrix Potter) & Brantwood (John Ruskin) 

day 11 - Derwent Water boat launch & etc.

day 12 - Drive to Scottish Borders - Vindolanda Roman Fort & Jedburgh Abbey

Scotland

day 13 - Scottish Borders - Dryburgh Abbey, Abbottsford (Sir Walter Scott), & Melrose Abbey

day 14 - Linlithgow Palace

day 15 - Edinburgh - the Castle & Holyrood House

day 16 - Edinburgh - Dean Village, Water of Leith & Royal Botanic Garden

epilogue

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All photos were taken with a Canon G16.