Monthly Archives: November 2012

THISTLESTOP TOUR OF BONNIE SCOTLAND (7)

In a drizzle of fine rain we arrived at the Queen’s Hotel, Oban, where our room enjoyed views of the bay. The big McBrayne Ferries sailed right past the dining room window,  an ideal spot to share a drink with … Continue reading

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THISTLESTOP TOUR OF BONNIE SCOTLAND (6)

Next morning we set off along the Northern Scottish coastline, admiring the attractive white beaches. Inland we enjoyed the wild countryside,   rocky hills covered in brown heather and scrubby trees . We picked some white heather, said to be lucky, so … Continue reading

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THISTLESTOP TOUR TO BONNIE SCOTLAND (5)

We visited Dunrobin Castle,  built around 1401, probably on the site of a Medieval fort. Replete with paintings and treasures, it is home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. The splendid vistas of the formal gardens, and beyond to the sea, give … Continue reading

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THISTLE STOP TOUR OF BONNIE SCOTLAND (4)

Dinner  at the Thistle Hotel was indeed a Banquet with  Scotland’s longest running stage show. We loved the haunting  renditions of the bagpipe, the violinists, pipers, highland dancers and singers ,  with a lively commentary from one of the stars of … Continue reading

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