We spent a week in Northumberland many years ago, when eldest teen was a toddler. My enduring memory of that trip is of beaches and castles.
A driving day, albeit a relatively short one, from inland Northumberland to the coast.
Another day discovering Hadrian’s Wall country. Whilst I would happily visit every Roman attraction youngest teen was already muttering we’d done too much ‘Hadrian’ (i.e. one museum, one walk beside the wall).
On to Northumberland, and Hadrian’s Wall, one of the attractions I was looking forward to the most.
Whilst I love to plan holidays I did ask the family for their input into our road trip. Eldest teen decided on Alton Towers; requested as we’d evidently deprived them of a childhood by never visiting any of the Disney empires.
We were supposed to be in the French Alps, enjoying the mountains and sunshine we postponed in 2020. But, once again, thanks to Covid-19, it wasn’t to be. Fortunately I’d had my suspicions earlier in the year and booked a back-up holiday; a road trip around the north of England. No PCR tests or quarantine required.