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Back to England via Glasgow   - Sunday 16-7-23

Leaving Fort William, we had a long drive ahead of us to Glasgow. Following the road down alongside Loch Eil, through Glenncoe and past The Lachaig Inn, where Hagrids Hut was built for the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. On past The Three Sisters and the Devils Staircase, across Ranoch Moor, we descended to the lowlands and followed the banks of Loch Lomand into Dumbarton and on the Glasgow. We parked in a park and ride and took a train into the city, to visit The Gallery of Modern Art. By the bridge to the station was this striking piece of graffiti.

After leaving Glasgow, we visited Helix Park in Falkirk, to visit the famous Kelpies.

The largest equine sculptures in the world, the Kelpies’ name reflects the mythological transforming beasts that possess the strength and endurance of 100 horses. Created by artist Andy Scott, the magical Kelpies each stand 100ft tall and weigh more than 300 tonnes, and have become iconic on the landscape, plainly visible from the M9 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. That evening we stayed in Dunfermlin and took the coast road next day back to England, stopping for a while at Bamburgh Castle until the rain forced us back on the road.

Stopping the night at a pub park up in Hexham, the next day we arrived bright and early at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North. Spending most of the day here, we stayed the night at another pub park up at Walkington, nre Beverley, East Yorks, for dinner with friends before returning home the next day.
Here are a selection of shots from Beamish.