England (Northumberland & Cumbria)
The north of England and the Scottish Borders have been a battleground for a very long time. The Roman Empire battled the northern savages, the Scots from Dál Riata clashed with the Picts, who in turn fought off the Saxons. Later the English tried, with very limited succes, to convince the Scots of their rightful overlordship, a claim that culminated in the Wars of Independence.
Although the Debateable Land was originally a small border area north of Gretna, the term could easily have applied for all the lands south and north of Tweed. That is precisely the reason why Northumberland and Cumbria are included. Underneath you'll find a small number of places of interest immediately along The Wall. Ever thought about walking Hadrian's Wall Path?
- A gem! Really a must-see! (***)
- Intriguing! Worth a visit! (**)
- Have a look if you are in the area. (*)
- Although there may not be much to see here, it could be interesting. (-)
My very personal selection:
And than there are.......