Holiday Inn Express Perth
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We began the day by stopping at Rosslyn Chapel. The carvings on this chapel are unbelievable and all the stories that go with each one. We made a detour to the east to see St. Andrew's. I don't know how anyone can get a decent score on the course it was so windy! We stayed the night in Perth at the Holiday Inn Express.
This entire trip has been a learning process for us, headed repeatedly into unknown territory. From how to turn on the lights in a boutique hotel to how to board a train (with 4 pieces of luggage) lol! We both were reluctant to leave our new friends in Edinburgh behind. The staff at Hotel Indigo were superb, from Matt Hawke, the day manager, who ...
... by a hill-billy family for most of it, all yelling at one another ("and so I, like, f***in' sez, like, 'f***in' where you f***in' going?' and she, like, f***in' sez..." all in front of their kids) and hopping off for a fag at every station, as well as three shrieking teenage girls for at least the last half. We really knew we were leaving the lovely quiet Highlands.
On the second train, from Inverness to Perth, we were joined in our little set ...
... inside! I've spent 15 minutes trying to get out of there) , an old cemetery and a pinery on the site.
I went to Scone by bus (no.3, 1,65 one way) but decided that getting back the same way was boring. So I went walking to discover the local land-parks. My destination was Kinnoul Hill (I never got to pronounce it right, like locals did) which overlooked the city from West. The road on top of the hill took about ...
... estate houses to save time. We sat and enjoyed hot chocolate coffee sitting high on the ridge at Crossgates, overlooking the long track that led down to Dupplin Castle- superb. However the castle itself was hidden behind the rise. We assume this must be the Fairy Castle that Sue and Chris have referred to in their comment on the blog. Walking on below the wooded line of conifers and beech to find the track to the A9 we hit problems. Many of the conifers had been blown over ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking