We left Glasgow for Manchester stopping first at the Glasgow Cathedral (under significant repair and refurbishment) and a tour around the Necropolis. We accidentally found the grave of William Miller - author of Wee Willie Winkie.
Glasgow is abuzz with infrastructure development everywhere in preparation for the hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Then off to Gretna Green which is a little Scottish village famous for run-away weddings since 1754 as Scotland's marriage laws were more relaxed than the British. Weddings still occur. It is estimated that 1 in 6 Scottish weddings are held here.
Gretna Green is a small village with a numbers shops including a woollen mill that sells everything Scottish. As we left Gretna Green we sadly leave Scotland behind as we cross the border back into England.
We then travelled on to the Lakes District (Cumbria) and the small village of Grasmere - the home and burial place of William Wordsworth and many of his family. You cannot miss the famous Sara Nelson Gingerbread Shop as you sense the aroma long before finding the shop.
The buildings are mostly of 18th century construction of green granite cut locally however the church was built in 15th century.
Beatrix Potter bred and farmed Herdwick Sheep (black at birth turning white as they age with very fine wool) and lived out her latter years in the Grasmere area.
Leaving the beautiful Lakes District with its fern covered mountain ranges and 16 lakes, we made way to Manchester for the night. We set sail for Dublin tomorrow afternoon.