Travel Blogs from Grantown-on-Spey
... over with moss and heather.
Urquart castle look interesting from the water side, hopefully we will be up that way again next week and can visit the castle proper.
It was late when we left the loch and feeling bad about missing lunch the organisers decided to take us to a fish and chip shop for an early supper. They need not have bothered. Not the best fish and chips in the world!
The drive back to the accommodation was nearly three hours and we ...
... line-height: 21.299999237060547px;">Once the washing was all finished, we continued on through the amazingly scenic Cairngorms National Park to Blair Atholl. The castle here is the seat of the Duke of Atholl, head of the Murray Clan, and sits in 108 square miles above the river at the end of Glen Garry. We toured the 30 rooms that are open to the public, which present a wonderful picture of ...
The rash on Charlie's arms has thankfully started to abate, but now it's his legs that are the problem. So another uncomfortable night (for both of us!) but his stomach seems to be getting a bit better thank goodness!
This morning we visited the Culloden battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on British soil, and one of the most defining moments in Scottish history. ...
... embarrassed as an organic brewery to have such a large CO2 footprint when getting hops from around the world. They can't grow hops in the Scottish climate so they are looking into poly tunnels to try and grow hops on site. After the brewery it was on to shopping at Holm Mills. Gail found this place advertised and is also near Inverness. Of course Gail went in and out of all the shops while I sat in the coffee ...
... over and we were able to get some very nice photos of the high canyon walls. It reminded me of some of the walls of the fjords in Norway. To make the setting even more special, there was a Scottish Bagpiper playing for the full effect.
The colors of this area were absolutely stunning. You had the Heather that was partially in bloom and provided a dark pink color to contrast the many shades of green. In addition, there was the purple fireweed ...
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