We then took a little stroll down to the seaside and the ruins of Tynemouth Castle and Priory. Clearly I love nothing more than the ruins of old buildings, no matter what their age. This one just felt perfect. Sadly we couldn’t actually go in and walk around as they were just closing, but here are a few photos from behind the gates.
We took a little walk around the side and enjoyed a bit of the sunset over the town. There were several interesting things to be seen, like this church that had been converted into a bunch of little shops.
Or this pub that had such a lovely façade.
That was really all we managed to accomplish today before we headed back to the house for dinner. Helen had a great visit with her sister and I must say they were some of the nicest people. Then we headed to our hotel and the pub next door for a couple of evening drinks. We're all pretty well exhausted at this point so it was an early night.
Sorry this is such a short entry, but I hope the photos make up for it. Tomorrow we drive to Edinburgh where I’m sure I’ll have plenty to write about.