Travel Blogs from Nairn
... s to their coffers by visiting.
The gardens are splendid, the castle breathtaking and the falconry display a real treat.
While Steph and I ogled Dunrobin, Alan played a great round of golf at the Brora Golf Club, and Duncan had a beer somewhere. They missed out that's all I can say!
From Oban ......diagonally north east across Scotland, through Inverness, into the REAL Highlands, and up to Dornoch where we lived 1957-1965. Quite a long trip by UK standards. I'll never know how our parents survived the one-day drive each summer from Dornoch down to Skipness in Kintyre .....sometimes towing a caravan, and transporting a dog, two ...
... the little café there, all the tables & stools were made out of old kegs, it was really good.
Then we went on to Knockando to have a look at the restored woollen mill, it has been fully restored at a cost of 3 1/2 million pounds. Unfortunately it wasn't working when we were there, it is all run by volunteers now and the chap wasn't there.
Then we went back home as we had to get ready for our big train trip back to ...
... Dunrobin Castle, we drove down the driveway and WOW I was just bowled over at the castle - boy they sure know how to build them in Scotland, I thought I had seen some magnificent castles, but Scotland takes the cake. One of the things we wanted to see was the falconry display - that didn't disappoint either, the man doing it was really good. There was a museum there as well, it was jam packed with animals that the Duke of Sutherland & his wife had shot (well most of ...
... that the St Magnus Cathedral was built and two thousand years after Skara brae.
Soon it was time to drive all the way back to hotel for our 7pm dinner. The hotel is called Lynnfield and was rather unprepossessing from the outside but gracious and well appointed in an old fashioned way inside. We just had time to get up to our room called Odinstone, to change out of our wet pants and boots and get downstairs for supper.
The waitress suggested ...
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