Dornoch Cathedral, Highlands

Dornoch Cathedral, Highlands, Scotland

This morning we departed are lodgings at Dornoch and then proceeded as follows:

  • Walking tour of Dornoch including Dornoch Cathedral which dates from the 13th century but with a subsequent history of destruction and rebuild. The 28 stained glass windows are of interest and include 3 donated by industrialist Andrew Carnegie.Some of the group walked to the beach across the Royal Dornoch Golf Club where play was in progress.
  • Next a short drive north to Dunrobin Castle, which has characteristics of a palace. Built by the Duke of Sutherland with main construction dating from the 19th century.The castle boasts stunning formal gardens and a falconry display.
  • Next to Invergordon whre we had a brief stop to view the murals and offshore oil rigs moored nearby.
  • Next to the Black Isle Brewery, a small local brewery which produces beer from organic ingredients. We toured the brewery and made some purchases.
  • Next to Inverness and our lodgings for the night. However a small group availed of a trip to visit Culloden battlefield and the nearby prehistoric site known as Clava Cairns which date from around 2000BC.

A successful and varied day. Tomorrow we visit various sites en-route to Edinburgh.

Golf at Royal Dornoch

Golf at Royal Dornoch, Scotland

Lupins at Dornoch

Lupins at Dornoch, Scotland

Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland

Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, Scotland

Gardens at Dunrobin Castle

Gardens at Dunrobin Castle, Scotland

Wall Mural, Invergordon

Wall Mural, Invergordon, Scotland

Black Isle Brewery, Inverness

Black Isle Brewery, Inverness, Scotland

Black Isle Brewery, Inverness

Black Isle Brewery, Inverness, Scotland

Beers Foir Sale, Black Iasle Brewery

Beers Foir Sale, Black Iasle Brewery, Scotland

Culloden Battlefield, Nr Inverness

Culloden Battlefield, Nr Inverness, Scotland

Clava Cairns Nr Inverness

Clava Cairns Nr Inverness, Scotland

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