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Yorkshire Moors

August 9

Explored the Castle. Bought kilts for the girls - Douglas - Stuart tartans.
Drove south from Edinburgh through border country to Newcastle then skirted the Yorkshire Moors to arrive at the Newtons via York at Selby.
Went to Black Boar Inn at Selby for dinner with Newtons. Had a great night and a delicious dinner of venison and mushroom pie.

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The Highlands

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August 8

Continued through the Highlands and slept through Loch Ness!, woke at Inverness.
Stopped at Nairn, Banff. Had lunch. Drove around harbour to Macduff.
Turned South to Aberdeen. Saw North Sea oil rig in distance. Aberdeen is the service point for the oil rigs.
South to Edinburgh - stayed at King James Hotel - big, impersonal and expensive and crummy.
Dined at Royal British Hotel.

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Travelling north...

August 7

Left Ingleton. Drove through Cumbria past Gretna Green, Carlisle, Glasgow. Toured Drumlanrig Castle - home of the Scott-Douglas family. Very grand, but tatty. Then Thornhill, Ballencleuch and Dumfrieshire.
Continued North to Loch Lomond driving along the side of Loch Lomond, then west through massive hills of Glen Coe.
Stayed at Hotel Orich near Fort William on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Dined looking over the Loch - superb views. Breakfast next morning watching the foggy mists over the Loch, slowly lift to reveal the mountains beyond.

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London continued...

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August 6

Shopping at Harrods - alarm clock and maternity bathers (!), briefly toured Liberty shop, then picked up car and headed north on the M1.
Drove around Woburn Abbey - lunch at Bedford Arms in Woburn.
Continued north through Midlands, left at Leeds then up to Yorkshire Dales and stayed in pub at Ingleton.

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Touring London

August 5

Went on London tour with guide, then on to Mme Tussaud’s Wax Works.
Lunch in London pub and afternoon shopping.
Theatre in evening to see Glenda Jackson in “Summit Conference”, then dinner at lovely Italian restaurant Terrazzo.

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