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Today, the weather was sunny, warm and dry.

We left Edinburgh about 9.00am and drove up, across the Forth Bridge, towards Perth and then on up to Pitlochry and our first stop at Edradour Distillery.

Edradour Distillery

Edradour is privately owned and ranks as the smallest distillery in Scotland. They have a good team and provide quality distillery tours. We all enjoyed the tour which included a ‘wee dram’ sample. Then visited the Distillery Shop with its wide selection of specialist whiskies for sale. Read more on Tour Central Scotland…

Today, I collected my guests from Edinburgh and took them on a day trip to visit some of the key sites on Hadrian’s Wall. I selected three key sites, namely Corbridge, Housesteads Roman Fort and Vindolanda.

Granary at Corbridge

Corbridge pre-dates the construction of Hadrian’s Wall and lies a little to the south of the line of the Wall. It started as a military site around AD80 and subsequently evolved into an important combined military and civilian site with a long period of occupation. I always describe  Corbridge as a “mini-Pompeii”, possibly an exaggeration but it is exciting to walk along the Roman streets, visit the important granaries and even the safe where the payroll was kept. On site there is a good museum featuring many of the finds from the site. Read more on Tour of Hadrian’s Wall…

This evening, I am in Edinburgh preparing for tomorrow’s private tour of Hadrian’s Wall. I am very excited about this as Roman Britain is one of my key passions.

I plan to take my guests to visit Corbridge (Coria), Vindolanda and Housesteads Fort. If the weather holds this should prove a good trip.

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