Macdonald Highlands Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aviemore
August 25 We leave Edinburgh to enter the mythical scottish Highlands. Our first stop is a town called Pitlocry, where we visit a whiskey distillery, the "Blair Athol". The building is wonderful, with lots of flowers. They show us the making process of whiskey, the national drink of Scotland. The best thing is that at the end they invite us to …
... at their publishing business taking inventory of books coming in and preparing orders for outgoing (making money) shipments. After an hour and a couple of screw ups, we were fired. Just in time, preventing Paul from declaring bankruptcy. Whoever said foresters could count? After lunch we headed into downtown Aviemore for some shopping (Marks idea) and to pick up some Scottish pounds. They don't use Euros and when we go to England ...
As we set out for home, we encountered more points of interest along the way!
Our first stop was the Battlefield of Culloden, site of the final battle of the Jacobite uprising. The Jacobites were primarily Highlanders and were those who supported Bonnie Prince Charlie as the rightful heir to the throne. On April 16, 1746 on Culloden field, the Jacobites were defeated by the Hanoverian forces of the British government. The battle was ...
... s bond impersonation why Julie pops her head out from behind him. Ha ha ( see picture ) We then drive to Eilean Donan Castle.. Oh my. Beautiful, just beautiful! We took lots and lots pictures till we got what we thought was the perfect picture. We where lucky enough to have the sun pop out every once in a while. We then went to see a self guided tour of the castle and learn about its history . We ...
... century to provide power for an aluminium smelter.
This installation was bombed during the war, but only closed down in 1967 when the electricity was diverted to the grid.
We walked part of the red squirrel trail, but didn’t see any until we were back on the road, and a couple ran across in front of the car. Fortunately we didn’t hit any.
Though the scenery was pretty good, it wasn’t a patch on some of the places through we have driven or walked. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking