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Scotland

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  • Day5

    There can be only one...

    October 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Entered the Highlands...so so nice
    Along Loch Lomond (walked around Luss), through Glencoe and on to Fort William (all spectacular views)... We caught chair lift up Nevis range
    Love this area
    And saw a highland cow today (yey!)

  • Day120

    Fort William to Portree

    October 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We had a big drive today taking in some beautiful scenery and sights. We saw the old steam train used in the Harry Potter movies; Neptune's staircase, a staircase loch comprising 8 lochs on the Caledonian Canal; the Glenfinnan viaduct and monument; Eilean Donan Castle and some hairy Highland cattle.

  • Day121

    Garrabost, Isle of Lewis

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Arrived at our home for the next three nights - it is a huge house and has stunning views. We found breakfast supplies waiting for us - I think we will be very comfortable here.
    This morning (Fri) promises to be a rain-free day so some more sightseeing is planned. Walked outside to be greeted by a hen walking up the road, a ram at the fence and horses in the next paddock - don't you love nature!Read more

  • Day102

    Bonnie Scotland

    September 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Drove north into Scotland visiting Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin on the way before arriving in Edinburgh. On my last visit to Rosslyn Chapel with Dad & Neil, there was scaffolding and restoration work in full swing. The scaffolding in now down and much of the restoration completed (thanks to the money generated from the extra tourist after the Da Vinci Code book & film). Unfortunately you can no longer take photos inside.Read more

  • Day115

    Edinburgh - a wee visit

    September 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We are staying close to The Royal Mile which is the main thoroughfare of the Old Town, that runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament. The Old Town is full of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. Finally found a cider I like - Thistly Cross Cider - and I gave in to pressure and sampled the traditional Scottish dish, Haggis - I can't say I loved it but it was not the worst dish I have had.Read more

  • Day110

    Isle of Lewis

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The Isle of Lewis is actually connected to Harris and not a separate Isle. There is also a Uig on Lewis where we stopped to see the Iron Age House. The outer to stone partially underground with a roof covered in dirt & vegetation. A beautiful white sandy beach. Then on to the Callanish standing stones.Read more

  • Day111

    Blackhouse of Lewis

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Until the start of the 20th Century the Blackhouses were the usual homes for the people on Lewis- stone base with a thatched roof. They now only housed the family but also animals. Very dark inside with no chimney so the smoke from the peat fire in the centre of the house was extremely unhealthy. Also had a stop at Clach an Trushal, the tallest standing stone in Britain standing at 6 metres high.Read more

  • Day113

    Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Scotland

    September 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Today, we left England (temporarily) and will spend the next couple of weeks in Scotland. Our first overnight stop is Edinburgh. On the way we called into Rosslyn Chapel which is a 15th-century chapel located at the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland, founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness of the Scoto-Norman Sinclair family. Rosslyn Chapel remains privately owned. The chapel was featured in The Da Vinci Code. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take pictures of the interior so I have included two photos from the brochure to show its ornate carvings.Read more

  • Day118

    Glasgow

    October 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Last day in Glasgow today so rain or shine we planned to take the Hop-on-Hop-off bus. It didn't rain but we were chilled to the bone sitting up on the top deck. Picks of the tour included the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Necropolis, the oldest house in Glasgow, and the People's Palace. Of particular interest was artwork on several buildings by an Australian street artist, Sam Bates. One depicted Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint born in the 6th Century, in modern-day clothes holding a robin which supposedly he prayed over and revived after it was wounded.Read more

  • Day109

    'Over The Sea To Skye'

    October 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Big driving day- first stop was Neptunes Staircase- a series of 8 loch to take boats from Fort William to the Caledonian Canal (a very long process), then out to the Glenfinnan Viaduct -used in Harry Potter as well as the steam train that travels along that line (known as the Jacobite Train). There is also a monument there & info on Bonnie Prince Charles. Headed through some beautiful country to the Isle of Skye (I may have sadly led us a little astray on part of today's journey😱😢)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Scotland, Schottland, Skos, Escòcia, Skotlando, Escocia, Skotlanti, Ecosse, Alba, Scozia, Caledonia, Škotija, Schotland, Skottland, Escócia, Шотландия, 苏格兰

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