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New N.Umberland Further Post Days wanting condensing

As a preface to this third of four sets, I've already done many abbeys in the UK and elsewhere over many decades and my wife more than some, though the ones below have either never been done (especially by her) or were mostly engaged (speaking for myself) decades ago. We certainly don't intend to prioritize the category by lengthily engaging each of them. Hence we seek to edit especially in this context. Some abbeys, full rich and worthy stops, are more vestige/remains status than others which can be worth a pause without necessitating a large block of time.

Please note: Additionally, we are not disposed to some of the (busier and longer time consuming) traditional attractions/stops within larger towns and have factored this in time considerations. We welcome all considerations inclusive, editing and better alternatives. Please, relative to anything involving replacement, stay within the proximate geographic margins of the days as formulated.

Days 5 & 6 Cornhill onTweed (return/roundtrip) days drive base

Potential Considerations for Itinerary (Scotland West & South) KelsoAbbey(Ruins)/ Smailholm&Tower/HarmonyGrdn/Melrose Abbey (W.S/Priorwood (Nat Trust) Gardens/Abbotsford SirW.Raliegh) ---THE REST BELOW CONSIDERED BASED ON TIME IF ANY: DryburghAbbeyRuins/JedburghAbbey ruins Total distance 60.1. miles 2 hours + estimated drive time

Day 6 Potential Itinerary Inclusions Beadnell/DnstnbrghCstlewalkfrom)Craster/Alnwick+NTcstl+EHGrdn&cstl/Chillingham/Crookham 83.7 miles 21/2 + hours estimated drive time

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Bebri, a side issue. When I saw your first post, I had to do a double take to work out where "N.umberland" was. Northumberland is all one word, and I have never seen it abbreviated.
I have no idea what "DnstnbrghCstlewalkfrom)Craster/Alnwick+NTcstl+EHGrdn&cst" is.

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Hi - I wrote Northumberland shortened only because it could not fit in the title otherwise.

Sorry! "Grdn" is for garden-- We have passes for the "NT" National Trust --"EH" English Heritage--"cst"l castle- "cstlewalk" castle walk from beach in Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle--These were each abbreviated to fit within a Google map. I regret not having spelled them out for more clarity in this wider framework.

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I have responded in detail on your post on Trip Advisor so won't repeat myself here.

Something I didn't mention on the TA post - Alnwick Castle and Chillingham Castle are not English Heritage or National Trust properties, so you will still have to pay admission (although check as there may be a slight reduction for EH members)

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Hi Wasleys, I also choose similar independent sites to NT &EH wherever, but appreciate and value your keen sense of values and help in whatever related. I hope yet unspoken others follow your gracious lead.

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I love Northumberland and have made many visits over 50 years and recognised all your shorthand. Actually I regularly abbreviate it to N'land which wouid be even more confusing to the uninitiated!

Have a wonderful trip.

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N'land is a recognised way to abbreviate Northumberland.

The world has changed. Unfortunately, you won't be travelling this year.

You can visit virtually through Google street view and see all the things you want to drive by. Plan for next year, but don't plan too much.

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Hi waslyes--can always use a little laugh in trying times. My personal rendition of a chosen abbreviation is close to the mark as in semi-spot on. I have day folders labeled Nuland which is fairly close to the most common local one.

ramblin--not to sound head in the mud or too much with the rosy lenses, but...

I HOPE and feel that your prognosis is a bit gloomier and presumptive than needs be at such an early point in time. We are not scheduled to again visit the UK until September through October. Certainly, if it were the spring into possibly even early summer, I'd agree, but we're speaking of nearly a half year out.

Who can evidentially pose there is anything justifiable for such somber certitude -- at this point in time?

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Not on the tourist trail but I believe the longest English place names are in Northumbia

Cottonshopeburnhaugh
Blakehopeburnhaugh.
Plenty of abbreviation needed there

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"Sutton-Under-Whitestonecliff" as a connected word and "Cottonshopeburnhaugh" as a singular are potential candidates; now might we return the post's designated topic without "Asides-in-Banditry"? :)

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Have you seen the Robson Green program Tales of Northumbria. Made me want to go. I think its an old program that i fell across on Britbox.