Above: The garden and outdoor seating at Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland, England

Over the years, I have followed numerous driving itineraries inEnglandandScotland— through theWest Country,the Cotswolds, the Highlands, to name but three — but they have invariably been circular and self-contained. On this trip I constructed a route that links the two countries together. I decided that our point of departure would be York, a historic city at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and that we would conclude our journey inEdinburgh.

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Above: The garden and outdoor seating at Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland, England

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