This morning, we departed our Dunkeld lodgings and, with benefit of fine weather, progressed as follows:

First, via Dalguise, Grandtully and Aberfeldy to Croft Moraig  prehistoric stone circle, one of the best such examples on mainland Scotland and which dates back about 5000 years.

Croft Moraig Stone Circle, Aberfeldy

Croft Moraig Stone Circle, Aberfeldy, Scotland

Next, onwards via Kenmore to Kinloch Rannoch and then to the famous Queen’s View ¬†(of Loch Tummel)

Queen's View, Pitlochry

Queen’s View, Pitlochry, Scotland

Next to the busy and popular town of Pitlochry and Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest single malt distillery. Here we toured the distillery with a small group and learned about the malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes. A good tour with a knowledgeable guide.

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland

Tour Group at Edradour Distillery

Tour Group at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Next,back into Pitlochry for shopping and lunch and then north a few miles to Killiecrankie which is a scenic gorge where a famous battle occurred in 1689. In fact, today was the anniversary of the day of the battle as a consequence of which flags at the Visitor Centre were flying at half mast. We clambered right down to the river  which was very low due to dry weather.

Pass of Killiecrankie, near Blair Atholl

Pass of Killiecrankie, near Blair Atholl, Scotland

Next to Blair Castle where we toured the interior, Diana’s Grove ( tall trees) and the Hercules Garden where ( at the latter) the ponds are home to varieties of water fowl and ducks,

Blair Castle, Ancestral Home of the Dukes of Atholl

Blair Castle, Ancestral Home of the Dukes of Atholl, Scotland

Diana's Grove, Blair Castle

Diana’s Grove, Blair Castle, Scotland

Finally, we returned to our lodgings at Dunkeld after a fulfilling day in Central Scotland. Tomorrow, we move on to Inverness and the North.

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