Banff Springs Hotel
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Our first morning in Dufftown started with a delicious breakfast, courtesy of our b&b. We had a few hours to kill before the Highland games, so we decided to go for a drive and visit a few more distilleries. We booked a tour for tomorrow at Aberlour, then visited Glenfarcas. They didn't have an upcoming tour so we instead just tasted two of their whiskeys. They had quite a smokey flavour, so Adam and I ...
... different whiskeys. Luckily for drivers the tasters could be taken away, so Adam only got a small taste there. We really enjoyed the 15 year old solero and were also impressed in the way it was made. It follows the sherry solero idea, where there is a large cask that is on,y ever emptied to 50% each year and then more is added. It's already been going for over ten years. Next we headed into town ...
... the castles no interior pictures are allowed of Cawdor’s sumptuous interiors, but the castle’s gorgeous gardens with several pieces of modern sculpture make up for it, some of the nicest gardens I’ve seen in Scotland.
Fort George is a large military fort dating from the mid-1700s that guards the entrance to the Moray Forth north of Inverness and is considered the most important example of military architecture of the era ...
... of water
between northeastern and northernmost Scotland that narrows towards Inverness.
By Moray Roberta meant the Moray Firth Coast which overlaps with what is also
nowadays called the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail.
I first hit the coast of Aberdeenshire at Stonehaven on my way
to Roberta’s house from farther south. The town has an attractive stone center
and harbor but is best known for spectacularly located Dunnottar Castle on ...
... powered through to Rattray head, so I could find it before sunset and we knew where we staying. The Garmin GPS organiser ain't the best, or at least Scotland ain't the best for naming roads, so I had a rough idea where I was going. We ended up finding a random sign directing us to a 4x4 like road, which the camper van handled like a champion. I found out at the end of the trip it actually is a ...