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This morning, we departed our excellent overnight lodgings at Creag Dubh, Inveraray but not before photographing an unusual albino sparrow feeding from the garden. We then proceeded with our tour as follows:
 

 

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This morning, we departed our Inverness lodgings and drove south for about 30 mins through Drumnadrochit to Castle Urquhart on the banks of Loch Ness. This is probably the best location for viewing the Loch  The castle has an illustrious history being built on a site which has been fortified from at least the time of the Picts, about 1500 years ago. In medieval times the castle was under royal ownership but was transferred to the Grants, blown up in the 18th century and finally conveyed to Government ownership in the early 19th century. The ruined castle is of substance in its own right but attracts huge volumes of visitors due to its pre-eminent location for viewing the famous loch with its mythical monster connections. Aided by bright sunshine and blue skies we were able to avail of good photo opportunities as per links below.

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This morning our group departed Argyll Hotel, Glasgow about 0915 and then travelled to Edinburgh on the east coast where we proceeded to visit the following attractions:

  • Rosslyn Chapel, about 7 miles of Edinburgh. This 15th century building is full of sophisticated stone carvings and took 40 years to complete. We arrived in time for the 11.00am tour guide talk which took us through the long history of the Chapel which survided the Reformation, Cromwell’s troops, abandonement and eventual re-dedication as an Anglican church in the 19th century. From inception the Chapel has remained under ownership by the Sinclair family. Unfortunately, photographs of the interior are not permitted.

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