Discovering Scotland

Accompanying the hubster on the odd business trip in Scotland we’ve discovered a few interesting and unique places.  While he’s at work I get to explore! So here is my photo diary of the various places I felt worth sharing should you ever find yourself travelling around Scotland…

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Falkirk Wheel.  A rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. En route from Edinburgh to Stirling.
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Stirling Castle and Old Town Cemetery
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Rosslyn Chapel.  Ornate 15th Century Chapel with suggested links to the knights templar and freemasonary, also featured in the hit film The Da Vinci Code.  Slight detour from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
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Archerfield Estate, East Lothian.  Luxurious place.
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Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, Archerfield Estate.  Blissful place for a little pamper and where treatment rooms and sauna look out onto the lavender filled walled garden.
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View of Fidra Island and it’s lighthouse from Yellowcraig Beach.  Short stroll from Archerfield Estate.
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The world’s longest herbaceous border, Dirleton Castle.  Visited whilst staying at nearby Archerfield Estate.
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Up in the attic but at least it was a room with a view! Duke of Gorden Hotel, Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park.  Stayed en route from North Berwick to Inverness.
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Bunchrew House Hotel, Inverness.  Beautiful accommodation overlooking Beauly Firth.
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Leaky’s Bookshop.  Floor to ceiling, wall to wall second hand books in a former church.  Inverness.
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Chanonry Point, North Kessock.  Perfect place for dolphin watching.  Visited whilst staying in Inverness.
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Fortrose cathedral, home of the Braheen Seer – a predictor of the future in the 17th century.  Visited whilst staying in Inverness.
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Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit Loch Ness.  Historic place for spotting Nessie!  En route from Inverness to Mull of Kintyre.
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Fort Augustus, canals and locks in action.
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The Falls of Lora.  Whitewater Rapids form here for a few days either side of the spring tides.
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Craigard Guest House, Campbeltown.
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Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre.
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Springbank Whisky Distillery tour.  All the traditional methods still used today and all on site from malting the barley to bottling the final spirit.  Visited whilst staying in Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre.
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Down the barrel of a gun… or canon.  Edinburgh Castle.
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Dark and mysterious closes of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, always something to be discovered… usually a pub!
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