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  • Day14

    Huntingtower Castle

    September 3, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Die dritte Burg unseres Tages. Die sehr geschichtsträchtig ist - Verschwörung, Entführung sowie Mord und Todschlag an denen die Burgherren beteiligt waren. Maria Stuart und James I (Der erste König von Schottland und England) hatten dies u.a zu spüren bekommen.
    Die Burg ist sehr verwinkelt. Bemerkenswert ist hier, dass jedes Zimmer seinen eigenen Kamin UND eine eigene Toilette hat. Sogar im Dachgeschoss die Zimmer haben noch auf dem Dach eine Toilette - bemerkenswert für eine Burg aus dem 15 Jhd.
    Die zwei Türme (ehemals Wehrtürme), erzählen nicht nur die Geschichte der Bauphasen der Burg sondern auch von einer Liebesgeschichte. Welche durch einen beherzten Sprung einer jungen Adligen von einem zum nächsten Turm zu einem Happy End führte.
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  • Day13

    Day 7 Pitlochry and on to Perth

    October 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We set off from our B&B in Dunvegan after breakfast. We were sad to be leaving Skye as we have really enjoyed the time we’ve spent there. However, we were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery on our drive in bright sunshine this morning. We crossed over the Skye Bridge and headed east to Invergarry. We stopped off in Spean Bridge to have some lunch and then continued our route east. We soon joined the A9 which felt like a much busier road than the ones we have been used to, especially on Skye.

    We followed the signs to the theatre in Pitlochry where we parked. As it was cup of tea time we went into the theatre and enjoyed a little something in the cafe where we sat by a window overlooking the river and relaxed in the tranquil atmosphere. We then set out for a walk by the river up to the dam where Andrew was keen to see the fish ladder, a series of ponds rising to the level of the loch built especially for salmon, trout and other fish to return to the breeding sites without banging their noses on the dam. We then walked into Pitlochry itself and then back to the theatre across a pedestrian suspension bridge which spans the river. The bridge is quite long as it is a wide river and so there is a fair bit of movement in the structure. We were grateful we were the only ones crossing at the time!

    The final leg of today’s journey brought us to our overnight stop in the outskirts of Perth. Tomorrow we will say goodbye to bonnie Scotland as we head south.
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