The beautiful Doune Castle… where have I seen this before?

Our journey from Lochleven to Doune Castle We journeyed over the really incredible Queensferry Crossing What a sight to see and it was still so new at the time.  We drove over this bridge a lot during our trip. Doune Castle If I were to just ask my friends or family, not many would know about …

A Palace, a Castle in a rock and sunny day

The old and the new Holyrood.  A working palace, a palace of old and new, well mostly old but the current (new) monarchy use this Palace when in Scotland.  It is truly a beautiful Palace.  The history, like all the castles and palaces in Scotland, are simply incredible to me, either ruin or ones that …

I am here! Back to my beloved Scotland

This trip to Scotland is shorter than the last two I took and with as much effort as possible, written about in real time!  I am here.  Long and I mean long travel day started on the 1st and ended about 21:00 here at the Agnes Blackadder Hall.  https://ace.st-andrews.ac.uk/accommodation/agnes-blackadder-hall/. I started out in Long Beach at …

Iona

Iona.  Iona Abbey.   To be on this tiny island that my ancestors were buried was surreal.  There is so much history and it is so beautiful.  http://www.welcometoiona.com/iona-activities/ It was quite the adventure to get there.  I left Drumnadrochit via bus to Oban. Taking the ferry from Oban to Mull and then to Iona.  The ferry …

Inverness

Inverness.  The capital of the Highlands.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverness The  beautiful River Ness runs through it.  I arrived here after the Isle of Lewis and was going to be going to a Highland Games event at Gordon Castle.  The Highland Games are traditionally in spring and summer.  I was able to take a bus from Inverness and …

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones.  Then name envokes mystery.  A place I have longed to see.  It is located on the Isle of Lewis.  I  arrived on Lewis via Harris that all started on a ferry.  https://sacredsites.com/europe/scotland/callanish_stones_isle_of_lewis.html It did not take too long to get from Skye to Lewis on the bus.  I was looking forward to …

Touring Skye in 8 hours!

The Isle of Skye Just the name sounds heavenly.  Driving over the bridge to Skye is a wonder to see.  I have to admit, this trip in 2016, my photos were either tons or few and on Skye, it was hit or miss.  I have mentioned that I had to use a tablet because the …

Edinburgh

  For those you who know me… you know who are… you know my fascination for Scotland.  Edinburgh Castle was by far the highlight of my visit.  I also attended the Beltane Fire Festival and will have a separate post for that! Greyfriars Kirkyard,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyfriars_Kirkyard, Holyrood Palace (the Royal Family still comes here), Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat …