Fall 2019 UK Trip - Intro & trip index

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In fall 2019 my wife and I took a trip to the UK with our friends Rich & Linda.  On a Sunday in late September, four of us met up at the Dublin airport, around noon.  We had a coffee stop and took a shuttle to our Hotel where we were able to check in early.  In the afternoon we toured the City & later had an enjoyable dinner in an open-air cafe, looking out on River Liffey.  We stayed one night in Dublin, and took an early Monday morning flight to Glasgow, Scotland, where our 16-day road trip began.     

After spending four nights in Scotland, two in Stirling and two along the west coast, we drove south to spend a full week at Keswick, in the Lake District, England.  Then we returned to Scotland for two nights in the Borders area, followed by three nights in Linlithgow, near Edinburgh.   

Here is the Itinerary with photo highlights from each day of the trip (all photos were taken with a Canon G16) -

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

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