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Elgin Cathedral

Beautiful, Elgin Cathedral in the town of Elgin in Scotland.  I was not going to go here, but the custodian at Spynie Palace told me about it and well, it really was 10 minutes away from Spynie, so why not?  I am […]

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Spynie Palace…. Palace of my ancestors

Spynie Palace Spynie Palace.  Upon entering I approached the custodian of the Palace for the day, who was a Stewart like me for information on visiting the site.  He filled me on some cool details about the Stewart’s time at the Palace. […]

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Have you heard of Balvenie Castle?

Balvenie Castle Near enough for a day drive from Aberdeen.  I did make it to my B&B and it was a wonderful sleep and delicious breakfast.  Off I went after Dave parked my car for me the night before… I tell you […]

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Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle was incredible.  I have to say, incredible!  Read a little on the history.  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/  https://www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk/2018/03/17/origins-of-dunnottar-castle/  I drove there from Ryton, near Newcastle Upon Tyne. It was a long drive, but it was nice.  I was able to hone my skills on […]

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Driving with Sat Nav or Google Maps in the U.K.

This post will be my personal opinion of Sat Nav vs. Google Maps.  Please note that I have only used Google Maps in the United States and in Scotland and a part of England, therefore when I go to Italy and try […]

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Newcastle Upon Tyne

Well, after my three days in Edinburgh, it was time to pick up the rental car and do some mileage towards Newcastle Upon Tyne.  I have posted about Newcastle in my 2016 trip, but this time, I was driving, with a Sat […]

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!  What an event and one that I have wanted to see for quite some time.  It’s not easy getting to Edinburgh in August, planning, vacation request and of course the almighty dollar helps, but I did it […]

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Welcome to Edinburgh!

The Fringe!  What the heck is the Fringe?  Edinburgh Festival is going on right now in the month of August and I walked right smack into it!  Dragging two bags and a large shoulder bag, I should have listened to my own […]

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St. Andrews

St. Andrews.  Apparently Prince William attended University here and met Kate Middleton!  I wonder if they hung out where I was staying.  I stayed at the Agnes Blackadder Hall.  There were all sorts of different groups there!.  Our group was mostly there, […]

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