Francie Stoutamire Photography | Glasgow Through the Lake Country to Wordsworth's Grasmere
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After a great dinner and night in Glasgow, Scotland, we woke to a nice sunrise as viewed from the glass elevator of our hotel. Next, on to England and a drive through the exquisitely beautiful Lake Country to William Wordsworth's Grasmere.

On the left the Clyde Auditorium, familiarly known as "The Armadillo", is a concert venue in Glasgow, Scotland. The building sits on the site of the now infilled Queen's Dock on the River Clyde.

On the left the Clyde Auditorium, familiarly known as "The Armadillo", is a concert venue in Glasgow, Scotland. The building sits on the site of the now infilled Queen's Dock on the River Clyde.

Gretna Green, Scotland. Location of "runaway weddings" it is a town just across the border from England. The legal age for marriage without parental consent was significantly lower in Scotland.

Gretna Green, Scotland.  Location of "runaway weddings" it is a town just across the border from England. The legal age for marriage without parental consent was significantly lower in Scotland.

Highland cattle in Gretna Green, Scotland.

Highland cattle in Gretna Green, Scotland.

Highland cattle historic marker in Gretna Green, Scotland.

Highland cattle historic marker in Gretna Green, Scotland.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country with Thirlmere in the distance.

Countryside on the way from Gretna Green to Grasmere in the Lake Country with Thirlmere in the distance.

Thirlmere Marker.

Thirlmere Marker.

Map of Grasmere.

Map of Grasmere.

View to the north up the glacial valley from the road into Grasmere.

View to the north up the glacial valley from the road into Grasmere.

View to the southwest from the road into Grasmere.

View to the southwest from the road into Grasmere.

Grasmere Historic Marker.

Grasmere Historic Marker.

St. Oswald's Church, Grasmere Parish Historic Marker.

St. Oswald's Church, Grasmere Parish  Historic Marker.

Jim in front of St. Oswald's, Grasmere Parish Church.

Jim in front of St. Oswald's, Grasmere Parish Church.

Interior of St Oswald's showing the south or old (1300s) part of the church and to the left the new (1490-1500) second nave which doubled the size of the church.

Interior of St Oswald's showing the south or old (1300s) part of the church and to the left the new (1490-1500) second nave which doubled the size of the church.

View of the back of St. Oswald's Church and the Wordsworth graves.

View of the back of St. Oswald's Church and the Wordsworth graves.

William Wordsworth grave, St. Oswald's Churchyard. He lies by the side of his daughter, Dora Quillinan. Also buried there are his wife Mary, his sister Dorothy & children Thomas & Catherine.

William Wordsworth grave, St. Oswald's Churchyard. He lies by the side of his daughter, Dora Quillinan. Also buried there are his wife Mary, his sister Dorothy & children Thomas & Catherine.

View up stream in the center of Grasmere, we ate lunch in the establishment to the right.

View up stream in the center of Grasmere, we ate lunch in the establishment to the right.