Duke of Gordon Hotel
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... the worlds oldest and most prolific producers of whisky. They have evidence to suggest that distilling was going on as early as the 15th century on the site. (it would have been in secret then as it was illegal). The current entity was built in the late 1800s.
I cannot recall the numbers (I was not taking notes) but in the 70s and 80s the distillery was making very large volumes of whisky that then went to the blends of other companies. And sold under the other ...
... 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 ...
... the car park looking for the bay number "fence", we were confronted with a 7 door people carrier (aka "The Tank" - Scott). At least there's plenty of room. After an under the bonnet check revealed a distinct lack of brake fluid and a little man insisting it had been checked, we proceeded to navigate out of the car park until we got to the barrier and discovered we'd been given the wrong ticket to exit the car park. So, back to the desk where ...
Our apartment here is accessed through the beautiful cloisters in what was an abbey, now apartments with shared facilities, such as a well heated pool, sauna, steam room, and games lounge sporting a full sized billiard table. The Abbey is on Lochness and the grounds run alongside the Caledonian canal. Fort Augustus is a quaint little village on the Caledonian Canal where there are 5 lochs that boats need to work through to get access to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking