Je Suis Prest


Advertisement
United Kingdom's flag
Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Nairnshire
June 21st 2015
Published: June 21st 2015
Edit Blog Post

DSC_0340DSC_0340DSC_0340

As seen from the car
You didn't think I'd go the entire trip without a reference to Outlander, right?

June 20th:

We've had a VERY busy few days! Yesterday, we left our B&B in Ballater and headed north on the Speyside Whiskey Trail. We toured the Glenlivet distillery, and stopped in at Glenfiddich, Glen Moray, Dallas Dhu and a few others. We were able to bottle cask strength whiskey from Glen Moray as a take-home - a fun way to get some unique whiskey. We both love the way the distilleries in this area smell - very fruity, almost like banana bread or banana pudding. If only whiskey tasted like the distilleries smell! We also stopped at Knockando weaving mill on the way through - because let's face it, I'm attracting to all things involving yarn/fibers.

We headed to our B&B, which is about 15 minutes south east of Inverness. The lady running our B&B is amazing! It was lovely to check in and be greeted with hot tea and biscuits - we've been very spoiled at this particular location. We went to dinner a short drive from the B&B, and our innkeeper also recommended visiting the stones at Clava Cairns after dinner. Going into "Outlander" lore now - Clava Clairns is the real life location (based on the fictional location) where Claire traveled back in time. Since it's the night before the solstice, we were cracking up that we could travel back to 1743 if we touched the stones....but, we touched the stones, and we're both still here.

Other highlight of the day - we literally had to wait for sheep to cross the road in front of our car and lots of highland cows (aka coos).

June 21st:

We are trying to rest a bit today - we've been on the go since we landed in Scotland last Sunday. We visited Cawdor Castle and the amazing castle gardens first thing this morning. After, we did a bit of shopping, visited the Tomatin distillery and did some shopping. We ended the afternoon by visiting Culloden Moor battlefield - the location of the unsuccessful 1746 Jacobite rising, and one of the main story lines in the Outlander series. We are now back to our B&B super early, and resting a little. There are cows right outside our window - and it's cracking us up, because it feels like they want
DSC_0347DSC_0347DSC_0347

Knockando Woolen Mill
to come and relax with us. Another big & exciting day tomorrow!


Additional photos below
Photos: 17, Displayed: 17


Advertisement

DSC_0357DSC_0357
DSC_0357

Sam bottling her Glen Moray
DSC_0368DSC_0368
DSC_0368

Touching the stones at Clava Cairns
DSC_0363DSC_0363
DSC_0363

Clava Cairns
DSC_0371DSC_0371
DSC_0371

Clava Cairns
DSC_0373DSC_0373
DSC_0373

Cawdor Castle
DSC_0392DSC_0392
DSC_0392

Cawdor Castle Gardens
DSC_0398DSC_0398
DSC_0398

Culloden visitor center
DSC_0408DSC_0408
DSC_0408

Culloden Moor
DSC_0405DSC_0405
DSC_0405

Culloden Moor
DSC_0406DSC_0406
DSC_0406

Culloden Moor


Tot: 0.379s; Tpl: 0.073s; cc: 11; qc: 54; dbt: 0.0387s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb