Duchally Country Estate
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Being in Edinburgh for the Royal Military Tattoo was amazing – lots of street performers and theatre productions there for the Fringe Festival so lots to see, some good, some not so good. Quite a few Australian performers which made us feel right at home.
Getting to the Tattoo involved quite a long wait in the queue with 10,000 other people as well as everyone already along the Royal Mile, but it was ...
... we both partook in a pint of Thistle Cider made right here in Scotland. So fully satiated we decided to head back in to the village to partake of a coffee before jumping on the bus (NO not a yellow one RC) to go home.
The Forth Bridge photos were taken as Adam and I headed north in our hire car. More photos and stories about that next time.
"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." —Khalil Gibran
... grounds right across the road from each other, one being called Modern One and the other Modern Two. We learn later that they were both built in the early 1800”s, one was built as a school for fatherless children, while the other was an orphanage. We wind our way up a pathway bounded by a stone wall with a picturesque cemetery on the other side of it.
Side Note: This city is really impressively historic and picturesque in ...
... to pick-up our hire car. Challenged accepted and some time later challenged achieved, albeit both wetter for the experience. At this stage, Michelle's immune system is being sorely tested! The drive out of Edinburgh to head north was a challenge. Not only had I not driven a manual car since 1984, but not driven in peak hour Edinburgh traffic - not a very smart combination. Anyhow, 45 minutes later we get out the one way streets and small lane ways ...
... but he was really nice.
We also stopped at the William Wallace Monument. It's at the top of this large hill by the river Forth because that was where he lead the Scottish to a great victory against the English. Our guide told us that the small mountain "wasn't as steep as it looked" and encouraged us to go up in our half hour break. He lied to us. Partly through our ascent we all realized that our legs were dying on this practically vertical hike ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center