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Travel Blogs from Tomintoul
... Highland life from the 16th century to the present day. The vaulted-ceilinged ballroom was the only room we were permitted to take photos in; there are literally hundreds of stags antlers adorning the walls here. The current duke visits the castle annually to inspect the Atholl Highlanders, Britain's only private army, which was given its colours by Queen Victoria in appreciation of their services. ...
... a really excellent visitor centre, which tells the story of the events leading up to it and the battle itself, from both the Jacobites' and the Government's perspectives, and we saw a very graphic - and very moving - video reconstruction of the battle (we were surrounded by screens on all 4 sides). Then we walked the battlefield itself, with a very good audioguide explaining all the sites we stopped at. It seemed ...
... to big vats for the washing (3 times) which is actually taking the sugar out of the barley. So the water with the sugars is transferred into a vat to ferment the sugars into alcohol which can take any where from 48 to 80 hours. It is then transferred into the brass stills, heated and the vapour then being drained off, gets transferred into oak barrels for maturation. They do not bottle any of their whiskey for at least 10 years after sitting in ...
Friday 30th May; Braeriach 1296m
Another fabulous mountain day! Martin and I set off early (as we are slower than everyone else) and drove to the sugarbowl car park near the Cairngorm ski centre. The excellent track took us up to a bridge across the river in lovely sunshine, although with an initial cool wind, and then steeply up to the reindeer centre where they were being fed. The route went up and down a bit to the ...
Sunday 25th May; Mullach Clach a Bhlair 1019m
We set off for Mullach Clach a Bhlair down the beautiful Glen
Feshie, Martin and I choosing to go along the valley whilst the rest of the
group chose the higher route as they intended to do both Munros. We'd both done the more northerly one before, but Martin had not done the Southerly one so we chose to do that first as the weather looked as if it might be turning.
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed