Travel Blogs from Grantown-on-Spey
... 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 ...
The only planning we have done for this holiday is that we had to see Loch Ness - you can't go to Scotland, and especially to the Highlands, without seeing Loch Ness. So today was the day.
Having spent so long in such beautiful and remote parts of the country, we were quite loath to go back to Tourist Central, but sometimes you have to suffer whilst travelling. It builds character. We had been warned to stay well away from Drumnadrochit, as ...
I think we're going to see Nessie today!
We left for Inverness around 9am stopping in a "wee" town called "Pitlochry" for morning tea. A quaint town, obviously many tourists around, with many of the B&B's with no vacancy signs up. On to Inverness for lunch - some two hrs on from Pitlochry. On our way again at 3.30 bound for Oban. Nothing poking its head up at Loch Ness, ...
... in spring) onto a headland known as the South Sutor, opposite - guess what! - the North Sutor! A "sutor" is a shoemaker, and apparently two giants shared tools, chucking them backwards and forwards across the loch.
On the top we watched the pilot going out to a ship waiting offshore, and waited and waited for one of the shafts of sunlight to hit the village and make a lovely photo, to no avail. Came down to the viewpoint, and chatted to some locals touring with a ...
... which told the story of the battle.
We arrived at the Craiglynne Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, where we stayed for the night. It was in a beautiful old Victorian building that looked like a hunting lodge. The inside was a little on the old side, but it was very authentic. I spent the first half an hour, after we arrived trying to retrieve my camera that I left on my seat in the bus. The driver had left to gas up, so I had to wait diligently ...
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Other places to stay in Grantown-on-Spey
Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey | 4 star hotelfrom $147
53 - 57 High Street, Grantown-on-Spey | Hotelfrom $70
25 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey | Hotelfrom $139
Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey | Hotelfrom $86
Castle Road, Grantown-on-Spey | Hotelfrom $99
Seafield Avenue, Grantown-on-Spey | Hotelfrom $111