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

  • First we drove north for about 30 mins to Dunkeld in Central Scotland. Our objective here was the Cathedral Church which stands resplendent on the bank of the fast flowing River Tay, surrounded by hills and forest trees. The building dates from the period 1260-1501 but suffered serious damage at time of the 1560 Reformation. Repairs and restoration work was undertaken in succeeding centuries. However, about half of the structure remains without a roof, a legacy of the physical damage from the¬†Reformation.
  • Next, we drove another 30 mins north to Pitlochry where we called in to visit Edradour Distillery, one of Scotland’s smallest. We participated in a tour which lasted about 1 hour and took au through the whisky making process from malting and mashing to fermentation, distillation and maturation. Tastings were provided.
  • Next, we continued north up the A9 and then west at Dalwhinnie, stopping for refreshments at ‘Yummy Things’ en-route.
  • Next, we continued to Spean Bridge via Loch Laggan stopping for views and photos of the Nevis Range of mountains.
  • After Spean Bridge we turned north stopping for more views of the Nevis Range from vantage point of the Commando Monument.
  • Next, we continued north, tracking lochs Lochy and Oich to Invergarry and then turning west past lochs Garry, Loyne, Clunie and Duich to Eilean Donan Castle where we stopped for photographs.
  • Next, we moved on through Kyle of Lochalsh and across the Skye Bridge to Broadford and our lodgings for the night.

Tomorrow, we tour the Isle of Skye.

Inside Dunkeld Cathedral

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Dunkeld Cathedral

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Edradour Distillery

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Loch Cluanie

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Nevis Range

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Eilean Donan Castle

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