Driving towards Edinburgh on the scenic route was very long but interesting. We decided to get out of the car and stretch out legs at the town of Melrose. I saw some ruins of what looked like a castle in near the car-park and went to investigate. It was going to be £3.50 for me to go in, I originally decided not to go in but I’m glad I did because as soon as I did recognized the Abbey. Melrose Abbey was founded in 1136 by Cistercian Monks. The guided audio tour was surprisingly good and informative and I would definitely recommend it as one of the top places to see in Scotland.
I spent the day in Northampton visiting family. It was an early start and a long drive. We just went down for the day and came back up north early evening. It was really nice as we got into the town centre early so I went into the centre and took a few quick photos, the weather wasn’t as nice as it has been over the past few days but it was still interesting. I love the architecture of All Saints Church in the image below.
It’s bank holiday Monday today which means we all had the day off from college and work. So we went down to Nantwich to visit my Grandparents. Although on the journey down it was raining the weather did clear up and after a lovely roast diner we all went for a nice drive in the country. We stopped at Audlem, I took a few photos of the small village and the canal. Luckily the lighting was quite nice and I thought I would share this image of St. James Church.