Auchrannie Country House Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Brodick
... electrician open on a Sunday!
Forgot to say I've tasted haggis whilst here and enjoyed it.
Also tasted clootie dumpling.
Leaving Dunoon having met 3/4 of the family so a great trip.
Bags need to be repacked, off on the ferry tomorrow morning to Glasgow
... a long sea inlet not a freshwater lake, and they are renowned for their oysters, which of course go down better with a glass of champagne. So what's a girl to do? Geoff and Jo joined us, and between us, apart from the oysters, we had chowder, scallops, squid, 3 types of smoked salmon, lemon sole and salmon fishcakes. Not a bad effort! We also bought a few goodies from the deli on site.
We popped into the Dumfries township this morning but got beaten back by a shower of rain, so after passing through Castle Douglas (a lovely little town with a refreshingly encouraging attitude to parking), we found the Threave Estate. We had a lovely walk around the banks of the River Dee, where there are a number of hides set up for watching the wildlife, and we saw an osprey nest, where a breeding pair have hatched ...
... and sackings right up until 1957 when the last Lady of the manor died and the whole of the Brodick estate went to exchequer in lieu of death duties.
It is now run by the National Trust and is truly a gem.
Afterwards, we took a circular bus route all the way round the island. There is some great walking here.
... Megs liked her jigsaws, so I had ordered a 1000 piece Christmas themed puzzle. We had a wonderful package from Sheahan & James and Rob & Janet to open, too. We were also tickled with all the Christmas cards we’d received at Sally’s – a big thank you to all that sent one as we really enjoyed receiving and reading them. Sally, Allan and Marjorie had also gotten us some very thoughtful items to help us remember our first visit to Scotland which we ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service