Windermere

  Smailholme Castle, one of the brooding hulks that guard the Scottish Borders.
  The beautiful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, where both Sir Walter Scott and General Douglas Haig are buried. It has lovely peaceful surroundings.
   
   
   
   
   
  A bit further south are the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, in the town of Jedburgh.
   
   
   
   
   
  Hermitage Castle: possible the most threatening castle I have encountered.
   
  There were the ruins of a small chapel near Hermitage Castle.
  Wall around the chapel's graveyard, with Border country.
  Then through Kirkstone Pass to reach Windermere.
  View of Lake Windermere.
   
  Castlerigg Stone Circle, up on the moors of the Lake District.
  A stile in a stone wall near Castlerigg.
  A wooded walk in a more sheltered part of the area.
  Honister Pass.
  Rather late in the day at Townend House, owned by the National Trust, which has an interior that has hardly changed in a few hundred years.

After two nights in Windermere, we headed south-east towards Castleton.

 

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