Sunday, 2 August 2020

COCKLAWBURN BEACH


Cocklawburn Beach

The beautiful unspoilt Cocklawburn Beach is situated on the Northumberland Coast between Cheswick Sands to the South and Spittal Beach to the North. It is only a short drive from Berwick-Upon-Tweed and lies close to the Northumberland Coast Path and the National Cycle Route.

The stunning beach is a mix of sand, rocks and grassy dunes with breathtaking views out to sea and along the coast. The mix of sand and rock pools make it a firm favourite with families and on a windy day surfers and bodyboarders. Cocklawburn Beach can to be enjoyed in all weathers, relaxing on the sand on a hot sunny day or an invigorating walk along the wide windswept beach on a cold winters day.  A beautiful unspoilt rural beach.

























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KELSO ABBEY




Kelso Abbey was founded in 1128 by Tironensian monks at the invitation of King David I. In 1152 King David's son, Henry, Earl of Northumbria was interred in the abbey. Due to its close proximity to the English border during the Wars of Scottish Independence the abbey came under attack but always defended its Scottish identity. 

The first 200 years were a turbulent time for the abbey and the monks. In 1460 the infant king, James III, following the death of his father James II, was crowned in Kelso Abbey and life became more settled. However, after 1517 the abbey was agan under attack by the English.

In the 1540's, under the orders of Henry VIII Kelso Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey and Jedburgh Abbey were all targeted for destruction. During this time the abbey sustained major damage and in 1560 was disestablished. The abbey continued to suffer further attacks and by 1587 was declared derelict. the abbey slowly fell into ruin and all that remains today are the west tower and part of the infirmary.



Kelso Abbey




The West Tower, Kelso Abbey


https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/kelso-abbey/

ABBEYS, PRIORIES AND MONASTERIES

England
Battle Abbey


Lewes Priory


Lindisfarne Priory


Whitby Abbey



Hong Kong
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery


Ireland
Kilmacduagh Monastery


Scotland
Arbroath Abbey



Coldingham Priory


Dryburgh Abbey


Dunfermline Abbey


Jedburgh Abbey


Kelso Abbey


Melrose Abbey

ANCIENT RUINS

Cyprus
Ancient Kourion


Egypt
The Pyramids, Giza


The Sphinx, Giza


Karnak Temple

Luxor Temple

Colossi Of Memnon, Valley Of The Kings, Luxor

Valley Of The Kings, Luxor

England
Hill Fort On Brough Law, Cheviot Hills


France
Amphitheatre, Arles


Greece
Athens


The Parthenon, Athens


The Temple Of Poseidon, Cape Sounion

Italy
Pompeii


The Colosseum, Rome


Ancient Rome

Jordan
Jerash


Petra


Lebanon
Temple Of Ba'alat Gebali (Lady of Byblos), Byblos


Mexico
El Castillo, Chichen Itza



Temple Of A Thousand Warriors, Chichen Itza




Coba


Kabah, La Ruta Puuc


Labna, La Ruta Puuc


The Palace Of Sayil, La Ruta Puuc


Teotihuacan


Tulum


Uxmal, La Ruta Puuc

Scotland
Edin's Hall Broch, Lammernuir Hills


Sicily
Catania


Sri Lanka
Polonnaruwa


The Lion's Paw, Sigiriya Rock


Tunisia
Amphitheatre, El Djem