Castle Arms Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Well after a great deal of looking around we finally found the famous pub in Dumnadrochit. We had to try a couple, but eventually we got it right. The give away was the cardboard take away cups. It turns out that there is no such beer called The Black Kelpie and never has been Lamby! I think the beer that you were drinking was called Black Kelp. This has not bee made for quite some time now, but it is the closest thing we could find to Black Kelpie. We had a good night at the ...
Driving down the length of the Black Isle yesterday, we saw several things that merited another look, so we decided to make a very slow start to our longish day of driving and spend the morning in the bustling twin cities of Rosemarkie and Fortrose, in reality two sleepy hamlets separated by a sheep paddock. We speculate that the residents come out on Lammas Eve and hurl pig ***** at one another across the field, or something... but didn't actually notice any overt hostilities ...
... over the world, many being shipped to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide even, you realise they were quite an important commodity. Around Thurso we have seen a lot of flagstone "fences," which are basically just knee-high barriers made of thin square slices of stone stuck end-on into the ground. What we weren't aware of until Castletown, and its very interesting Flagstone Trail, though, is how many buildings in this region are constructed entirely out ...
... local crims told to go home at 5pm and watch TV until the cop shop opens again at 8am?), and nor had it been returned just before our ferry docked at 6:15pm, so would we go with him to collect another? Sure, no problem, we thought, just a tad disappointed that what had seemed like it was going to be a really easy pick-up was going a bit pear-shaped, but Gray had already suggested we'd probably need to go to the depot, so it was no worse than we had furst expected. ...
... their clan chiefs, and farmed the area were forced off the land in a variety of ways to make way for more profitable sheep farming. There are some very tragic stories, and the Duke of Sutherland is still despised in this area even though he's been dead for hundreds of years. Must read more about this when I get home. There is a memorial of the Duke which looks out upon what used to be his lands. It is guarded by 24 hour ...