Tulloch Castle Hotel
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Picked up our Mercedes (nice upgrade) in Edinburgh then a 3 hour drive to Dingwall near Inverness. We got to stay in a castle - woo hoo. It was beautiful, so wish we had two nights here. Had to drag our bags up three floors but it was so worth it. A huge day - drive to Dublin, fly to Scotland , drive to Dingwall -but another good day
... pulls you up the mountain – google it). So I had to walk up and board down. It broke me.
Tim managed to use the T Bar and so he stayed with Mark and they boarded for longer. I went home and drank a number of hot chocolates.
That night we made an epic meal of pie, pasta and roast vegetables followed by cheesecake. Then we watched more TV and drank various beverages.
The final day Mark and I ...
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... the highlands coastal town Mallaig we stopped for a it drink at the mission cafe, literally the only place open in the port orientated town. Driving back to Fort William we found a chain of white sand beaches in Arisaig that seemed very out of place, but were stunning.
Going to the Inverlocy castle by Fort William was a mission in the rain, but yet another amazing historic building that really took you back in time. Dan ended the day by falling ...
... funny stories with some Canadians who didn't seem cold at all. All in all - good fun.
Two truths have emerged.
The Scottish countryside appears that little bit less manicured than the English and, to our way of thinking! that much more appealing.
Scottish people are incredible warm and hospitable (You reading this,Carol).
Hugh McKay was right. There are things about being human that are common to all cultures.
Catch ya later,
Frankie and Susie
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTulloch Castle Hotel Dingwall
A castle dating back from the 12th century cannot be anything than interesting and the stay there exciting. I did have a nice time been shown around the place and its secrets (escape tunnel, dungeons, secret stairway leading to the top of the tower, and a hidden passage to a small arch bridge leading to the woods and the family cemetery) by the gentle night receptionist, and the girls at the Green Lady bar (named so from the local ghost) were kind enough to furnish me with printed material on the ghost stories that have been reported in the castle. The maintenance appears to be not quite adequate though, apparently there were problems with water heating (a painfull way to find out the meaning of 'Scottish shower'), but that was nothing in comparison to what my fellow travellers had to deal with, as my friend sadly sustained a head injury while struggling with a cold shower himself, which could end really bad due to a missing lever that left a long screw exposed as a potential hazzard, and on top of that, while being moved to another room, one of his suitcases was broken by the young porter... At least, as a compensation, he hadn't been charged for the room, but in the end he felt kind of relieved and rather lucky to leave the place alive and not having to remain there forever, haunting the castle himself...
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