More About the North

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My post yesterday reminded me of some highlights from the trip my wife and I took along Hadrian’s Wall in ’16.

The Anchor Hotel in Haydon Bridge is a nice place. Quaint rooms, good food, reasonable rates, fine location in the village.

But the most memorable part of staying there was that when we checked in, there was a wake happening in the bar. That’s a one-of for us.

We also had a nice dinner one night at the General Havelock Inn.

In Haltwhistle I ate some of the best pub food I’ve ever had.

Our home away from home away from home was The Black Bull.

The pints. Oh the pints!

And I spent much of *ahem* a couple days there reading through these two finds from the corner book shelves:

Perfect fodder for the journey.

While at the Milecastle Inn I went for the game pie.

Best meat pie I’ve ever eaten. No contest! I still yammer about it. Just ask her.

After all was said and done I came home from the North with a greater knowledge of the Roman wall, a new love I’m still pursuing of the Border Reivers and admiration for the people who live there now.

Broken forts and shattered castles will do that to a man.

I’d go back tomorrow.

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