Glen Clova Hotel
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... about Levels and competition with the man standing next to me. He turned out to be the Director of all Highland games in Great Britain. He gave me pointers for at least 15 minutes - very kind man!!
Remember that heavy rain forecast? Well, it arrived, with a bang, about 12:30. Our shoes and pants were soaked within minutes. We tried to wait it out, but decided that we had seen: solo pipers; piper bands; Highland dancers; throwing ...
You might think that castle would become passe after awhile. Well, maybe so - but evidently NOT YET! As far as we know, there is not an abundance of castles near our home. Not to mention, our history is so much shorter. Not to mention, there is so little royal connection....
So, today, we visited Glamis (said "Glams) Castle. Not easy to get to by public transport - and made even more difficult by ...
... so far.
The building of the castle started in the early 13th century, and has been growing ever since. The Duke of Atholl (now on number 12), owns vast acreage around other close cities, but not including them. The family used to own the Isle of Man until 1764, when the government forced them to sell. They actually took the money gratefully to continue renovations on the estate.
The inside tour showed us rooms that were comfortable, in some cases ...
... some snow patches to cross, and thence to the rocky summit and spectacular cliffs. As we enjoyed the summit views there was a roar of a plane and we were treated to the sight of an RAF typhoon flashing down below us in the Lairig Ghru! We met the rest of the party as we started our descent, and enjoyed their company for some of the descent as a few clouds bubbled up and the wind increased.
A great day to end an excellent week
... clean !
Beach is accessed via long wooden bridge, then short walk over small dunes.
Stunning beach with fantastic flat clean sand as far as you can see.
On return across bridge we turned right along muddy track to the old graveyard.
Nice old graveyard, access via stone steps over dyke, some signs of vandalism ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlen Clova Hotel Milton of Clova
A great little place out in the Glens. Great friendly atmosphere and the food was delicious. The drive out to the hotel was superb (Scenery only - it is slow bumpy and twisting drive out to the hotel). Great walking in the area. Highly recommended.
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