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TravelPod Member ReviewsBurt's Hotel Melrose
A proper old man pub where we enjoyed drinks when the weather got too much for us. We had the best pint of cider while the rain lashed down on the windows outside.
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... Scott is famous for writing novels such as Rob Roy and Lady of the Lake, which put Scottish heritage 'on the map'. He was the first true international novelist.
The house he lived in was breathtaking, although we only got to see the outside.. Never seen anything like it.
... enough time to have a look around, but to our surprise the lady at counter said it closed in October and wouldn't open again until April. However she advised we could go up to the balcony, which gave us a nice view of the what I would call castle rather than a mere house.
Since we had time on our hands, we drove on to Selkirk and visited Lochcarron - producer of tartans. Being ...
... get home! Pretty competitive between Steph and I though, haha. Had some absolutely delicious (and garlic-e) meals cooked mostly by Tim, but one amazing lasagna by Steph, followed by a delicious cake baked by codrina. At church, we sang a couple of the songs we do back home... slightly different but not by much. The (visiting) reverend made mention to a song the revelation quartet (my parents' quartet) used to sing "don't try to tell me" and since it was fathers day ...
... of Glen Coe. Our journey continues to the very cute Perthshire village of Fortingall where, according to legend, Pontius Pilate was born. Although this particular tale is unsubstantiated you will enjoy seeing the Fortingall Yew tree in the churchyard. Estimated at 2-5000 years old this makes the tree one of Europe’s oldest living things!
A very scenic drive along the banks of Loch Tay brings us to ...
... Kirk, dedicated to St Cuthbert on what has been a religious site for over 1,000 years. The kirk boasts the first harmonium in a church in Roxburghshire (1872) and warm air heating (1873). The day was bright, the conversation light and fun. The boys climbed more trees and found many more streams to explore as we walked. Timings went out of the window as we enjoyed the scenery, the sun and the wonderful displays of wild flowers. Walking through a copse of trees and alongside the ...