Intrepid climber atop Nelson’s Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, we departed our overnight lodgings in Dunkeld and proceeded as follows:

First to Tullibardine Distillery where maintenance work prevented us from joining a tour. However, host Gavin supervised an enjoyable tasting session. After some purchases we moved on.

Whisky Tasting at Tullibardine Distillery

Next to Stirling Castle. Here we visited all key places of interest including Royal Apartments, Great Hall, Royal Chapel and Kitchens.

Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Scotland

Royal Apartments at Stilring Castle

Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle, Scotland


Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle, Scotland

Next we drove east, across country to Fife. Our first stop was Anstruther Fish Bar for an excellent fish and chip lunch.

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

Next, we continued along the coast to Pittenweem from where commercial fishing is still undertaken.

Next to St. Monans and its historic, 12th century church located close to the sea.

Inside St. Monans Church, Scotland

St. Monans Church, Fife Coast, Scotland

Next to Lower Largo and the statue of Alexander Selkirk, whose exploits formed the basis of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Next to Edinburgh, across the Forth Bridge, and Calton Hill. Here we walked up to this high elevation vantage point for views across the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh City. Calton Hill is populated with monuments including one to Lord Nelson, a National Monument and two early observatories.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

View from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Old City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Next, a short walk across the road to a burial ground where there is a monument to Scottish Soldiers who fought on the Union side in the American Civil War. This monument includes a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland

Finally, we reached our lodgings and then a pub meal.

Tomorrow, we visit Rosslyn Chapel and other sites finishing in Glasgow.

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