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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Banffshire » Tomintoul July 8th 2011

Continuing from the last blog: Tues - spent the morning in Elgin, photographing the wonderful architecture and sampling the local pies! Wed - went swimming at Moray Leisure Centre and finally made it onto one of those big waterslides! Then the big event, a 2nd birthday party complete with Thomas the Tank Engine birthday cake. Thurs - a full day out in the stunning Cairngorms mostly - started with a tour and wee dram at Glenlivet Distillery, then on to Drumin Castle, Tomintoul (and the whisky castle), Braemar and Ballater, via incredible views and miles of green open space. Fri - back to Preston by train and bus, through Aberdeen and Glasgow. Scotland has been an amazing experience, what with all the ruined castles, cathedrals and abbeys, luscious greenery, all round views, glorious weather, friendly people ... read more
Glenlivet Distillery
Advice from Glenlivet!

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Banffshire » Banff September 17th 2009

Portknockie - Bow Fiddle Rock - Sandend - Portsoy - Banff - Gardenstown - Crovie - Pennan - Macduff - Dunrobin Castle - Thurso - Murkle After a grey start and another enormous breakfast, we ventured forth into an increasingly bright Wednesday. Our journeys today took us along the coast road to the east of Findochty, passing hundred-acre fields that had been recently harvested and were now full of giant, cylindrical bales of straw. There were many large herds of sheep here too and occasional small herds of brown, black or black and white cattle. Great flocks of gulls, crows and rooks whirled around inland, settling now and then among the fields of stubble. All the time, the sea beckoned to our left as we wound along the A98. We turned off frequently to visit some ... read more
Bow Fiddle Rock
Duff House at Macduff
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