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On this last trip we visited
Culloden, the famous site of Scotland’s last stand and lost battle against the
British in 1746. The drastic measures undertaken following the defeat at
Culloden - massive killings and retributions, forbidding the wearing of tartans
and the speaking of Gaelic, deportations and seizure of traditional clan land
holdings – contributed to ...
... visited before. Thank you Peter. Leaving Edinburgh I picked up my hire car no problem at all and headed out of the city on the M8 this is the motorway from Edinburgh to Glasgow, I have no intention of going into Glasgow so I just bypassed and kept going on towards Inveraray. Once out of the city areas and off the motorway the scenery started to get more interesting. I'm looking at the surrounding countryside and thought that this looks a lot like where I ...
... Loch Tay, where we stopped for a breather, stretch of the legs and a bite to eat. Loch Tay is just stunning (I use that word a lot don't I???); so quiet and still, and surrounded by the ubiquitous formidable hills on all sides.
After a little while we headed off again, driving past Stirling and admiring the castle from afar, as we headed into Edinburgh.
Unfortunately Google directions let us down as we entered Leith, and we got hopelessly ...
... a lot softer and flakey compared to NZ's snow. We realised at this rate we were slowly going to freeze to death so we made it a mission to buy a proper winter jacket and a fleece jumper at the next stop. We were ready for the cold finally! The highlands were amazing! It is a must for anyone visiting Scotland. We visited the Niece Cliffs and Srugna Gillean (Srugna means rock) Awesome views! Interestingly, the Highland locals speak ...
... back to the Royal Mile to find somewhere for dinner. We stumbled across a charming Scottish restaurant (The Royal McGregor) & were sat promptly at a table. I had a delicious Sheperds pie. We decided to skip pudding & have a hot toddy - I don't normally drink whiskey, but made an exception on this occasion & it was pretty good. We had a walk back to the market, watched some of the ice skating before they ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed