Between me going to Paris with mum and John going to Amsterdam on an elongated work thing, John and I hadn’t been away together since Venice so we decided that we’d have a weekend away together in June. Which, of course, with our combined laziness, became the end of July instead.
Sunset from the Mote of Mark, Rockcliffe, Scotland
The initial plan was to explore Hadrian’s Wall and stay somewhere in Northumbria but I couldn’t find anywhere to stay that really grabbed me, so I started looking along the coast to the west of Gretna, just over the border in Scotland. Eventually, I found the Baron’s Craig hotel, just near the village of Rockcliffe and since it sounded ok, I booked us in for two nights.

(A full photo gallery will follow at some point)

– written up September 2005