Stayed at the Parador in Sos Rey which was in a beautiful setting with wonderful views from the terrace out over the surrounding countryside towards the distant mountains. Had late lunch then relaxed and read, explored the town later when temperature cooler.....more winding streets ! Slept well and after a leisurely breakfast set off for Bilbao.
Arrived about 2pm and found the Ibis hotel after a wrong turning to start with off A8 trying to follow not very good Google directions. Checked in and then caught bus into city centre for a stroll around and a visit to the Guggenheim gallery. Were impressed by the building both outside and in but not much art inside for the space available. Hope they get Picasso's Guernica eventually as it would sit well there.
Today spent in Castro Urdiales just up the coast sampling pinchos and vino blanco whilst the rain came down.
Catching the boat in the morning for trip back to Portsmouth and home.
were pleased with all our accomodation choices
Hotel San Roque Reinosa
Hotel Recoletos Salamanca on the outskirts so good parking and easy walk into town
La casa rural de las canteras Trujillo great place for a birding group to stay
Hospederia Real Monasterio Guadalupe lovely historic building
La Renta Cuenca on edge of town but easy drive in
Hotel Albarran Albarracin secure, shaded parking
Parador Sos de Rey Catolico
Ibis Barakaldo Bilbao handy for the ferry port and bus into the city