The Royal Dunkeld Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Okay so I have had lots of pretty good ideas, but driving from London to Scotland the morning after travelling 20+ hours from Australia probably wasn't one of them. Not only were we still trying to adjust to two different time zones we were heading off in some pretty ****** weather!
After collecting our hire car at 8.30am (a really nice white 2015 Ford Focus) off we went. Susan was armed with a large paper map & some screen shots of maps to get us from ...
I booked a 2 day tour with Rabbie's to try and see a bit of the highlands in a short amount of time.
There were just four of us on the bus (a Mum and two teenage girls from Hong Kong) plus the driver so it was a very easy tour. In "It's a Small World - Episode 4", it turns out one of the girls did a study year in Perth a couple of years ago.
We headed north out of the city into the rural areas. Past lots of wheat, barley and pea ...
... by a fast flowing stream that rises from a spring, which is the source of the water for their brew. We were treated to a tour of their facilities where the magic of turning water into whisky was explained. Of course we also had to taste the finished product! We were fortunate to be accommodated at Dunkeld House, now a Hilton Hotel but formerly the home of the Earl of Athol. A lovely spot, right on the river, with deers grazing on the lawns at dusk and ...
... timing I would say. It had been a good walk and as always it was fun walking with Helen. We met up with the Roadie enjoying a coffee, and Roy who had been exploring near the Spittal of Glenshee and playing golf, before taking a look at the Dunkeld Salmon Smokery and sampling the fresh and cooked smoked salmon. It was delicious and we will be eating some tomorrow, hopefully with soda bread- recommended by the owner. We were in expert hands as salmon from this smokery had travelled ...
A very rainy day! Didn't do much. We went into Dundee to get Alice some new shoes! And we did some shopping as Dad's bags still haven't turned up. We had to get him some clean undies! We are still a bit jetlagged so another early night.
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