This morning, we departed our lodgings promptly about 0915 and proceeded as follows:

  • Forteviot, an historic site which was former first capital of a unified Scotland under Kenneth Mc Alpin and site of recent high status Bronze Age burial find by archaeologists seeking site of former Pictish Palace.

Dupplin Cross

  • Dunning, location of historic St Serf’s Church in which is located the historic, 9th century Dupplin Cross which was originally sited in open fields near Forteviot.
  • Tullibardine Distillery, where we availed of an interesting tour of the distillery and learned about the process of whisky making from malting through to maturation,

Tullibardine Distillery

  • Stirling Castle, a former Royal Palace and close to location of two key battles in Scotland’s history: Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge.

Reenactment soldiers at Stirling Castle

  • Ardoch Roman Fort at Braco which originated in the 1st century AD. Close by was a historic pack horse bridge aged about 500 yrs.
  • Drummond Castle where we viewed the stunning formal gardens.

Drummond Castle

Drummond Castle Garden

  • Abandoned Clearance Village near the River Almond.
  • Glen Quaich and very narrow road leading to Kenmore at northern tip of Loch Tay. Here we saw the Crannog, a re-construction from the Iron Age.
  • Taymouth Castle, now in a sorry state but in its former glory hosted Queen Victoria on honeymoon.
  • Croft Moraig prehistoric stone circle.

Croft Moraig

  • Grandtully, Scotland’s premier whitewater venue. Here we enjoyed an evening meal at the Inn on the Tay.
  • Finally, we returned late to our lodgings in Dunkeld, tired but satisfied.
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