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Reenactment Medieval Lady

Reenactment Medieval Lady at Doune Castle

This morning, I collected my tour group from Edinburgh New Town and then proceeded as follows:

  • First, about one hour drive to central Scotland with aim of visiting Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions. However, we were thwarted in our objective by no lesser a person than H.M. the Queen who was scheduled to visit the castle during the afternoon resulting in a closure of the castle to visitors until after her visit had concluded. Like many other visitors we diverted to nearby Doune Castle which has a link with Stirling Castle in that Doune was a former Royal hunting lodge for the Scottish royal family which resided at Stirling during medieval times.
Doune Castle, Doune

Doune Castle, Doune, Scotland

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Dirleton Castle, Dirleton

Dirleton Castle, Dirleton, Scotland

This morning, I collected my guests from their Edinburgh lodgings and then proceeded to Direlton Castle which is situated S.E.of Edinburgh close to the coast. This is a magnificent castle originally dating from the 13th century but with many additions over the subsequent 400 years. Its military function came to an end in the 17th century following a cannon bombardment by Oliver Cromwell’s forces. In more recent times focus has been developing the extensive herbaceous garden which now ranks as the world’s longest and was resplendent in sunshine today

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Clava Cairns, Inverness

Clava Cairns, Inverness, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from the Columba Hotel, Inverness and then proceeded as follows:

First to the prehistoric site of Clava Cairns which dates back about 4000 years. This comprises a mix of burial cairns and stone circles constructed during the Stone Age. An intriguing site.

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