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Our visit to Scotland - 2010

 11 days and 12 nights of fun and adventure.

   We took 1,252 photographs on this trip - just the highlights are shown here.   



We were worried about the timing of the trip because of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

It had been erupting and the ash cloud was disrupting travel to the UK region just days before or scheduled flight.


The skies finally cleared and we were off to Scotland on British Airways




Day one and two were spent in Edinburgh visiting castles, museums and other sights.

This may sound "touristy", but we found the visit to the Mary King's Close interesting.


Day three - we picked up our rented car and hit the road to Weem and visited the Castle Menzies

If you're ever in the area, this is a must see!

Who's that sporting an authentic kilt near a large fireplace.

~~~  Link to the Ghost Story  ~~~

The symbol for the Knights Templar is inscribed in the stone above the fireplace

We were given a behind the scenes tour and made new friends there at the Castle Menzies.

Our thanks to John for his hospitality.


Day four - We were off to the area of Scotland called Glencoe

A very beautiful area.

We took hikes through forests that were dark and spooky.



Day five - We stayed in a castle and then it was off to the island of Skye

Rainbow over Skye

We visited the Eilean Donan Castle

We also toured the only distillery on Skye


Day six - A visit to Loch Ness.

Who's that fly fishing on Loch Ness?

Nope, there were no Nessie sightings

And a visit to the Urquhart Castle.


Day seven - Traveling through the Whiskey country in the north-east of Scotland around the village of Keith.

We visited the Cawdor Castle

And the Strathisla DIstillery


Day eight - A visit to the Balmoral Castle

Then we made our way over one of the highest points in Scotland (2,100 ft) where we had a dusting of snow at the Lecht Ski Center.

Then we visited the smallest (legal) distillery in Scotland.

The best one we visited on this trip.

The Edradour.


Day nine - As we made our way back to Edinburgh, we stopped at the Glamis Castle.

We also visited St. Andrews Golf Club and had a pint.


Day ten - Back in Edinburgh we visited the Royal Yacht Britannia.

And the Rosslyn Chapel.

Currently undergoing a full renovation

A very interesting place.

On our last night in Edinburgh, we walked through an old cemetery next to the Edinburgh Castle - Very spooky...


Day eleven - We dropped off the rented car (we put 840 miles on the Peugeot), stayed at the Edinburgh Airport Hilton then flew home in the morning.


Time to get home and recover from the adventure

We sure did miss Isabella and Norman!

Our special thanks to Lisa and Bill for watching them while we were away.


Thanks for listening.

If you would like more information on where we stayed, or the specific route we took, please e-mail me.





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