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Highlands Tour Scotland

Monday, November 09, 2009

Today, we benefited from clear, dry but cold weather.

After departing lodgings in Dunkeld, central Scotland, we drove about 20 mins north to Pitlochry where we availed of a tour of Edradour, Scotland's smallest whisky distillery. This was a good value experience.

Here is the overnight lodgings-Atholl Arms Hotel at Dunkeld.

View of Dunkeld

Bar at Edradour, Scotland's smallest distillery. Refer also video clip below.

After Edradour we continued north to Aviemore in the Cairngorms national park. Here we obtained a spot of lunch in this centre for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and mountain biking. We noticed snow on the mountain tops.

After a light lunch we continued north to Culloden, site of the last battle on British soil. This took place in April 1746 and marked the final defeat for the Jacobite cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie at hands the British (Hanoverian) army. There is a good interpretation and visitor centre which is run by the National Trust.

Reenactment soldier at Culloden.

Next we drove to nearby Clava Cairns, a prehistoric site dating back some 4000 years and which comprises burial cairns and stone circles. If only we could get inside the minds of our ancestors who built this and similar sites across the British Isles! Here is an image of a well preserved passage grave.

Finally, we headed for our lodgings for the night in central Inverness.

Tomorrow we visit Loch Ness and Skye. Fingers crossed for favourable weather!



posted by Catswhiskers @ 11:06 AM 


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