This evening, I am posting information on Castle Varrich which is situated on a prominent hill close to the village of Tongue on the north coast of Scotland, about 85 miles directly north of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. From a military perspective, the castle dominates the Kyle of Tongue, a narrow waterway connected to the sea.
This morning, we departed our Inverness lodgings and drove south through Highland scenery and past Ruthven Barracks, Dalwhinnie Distillery and Blair Castle to our first destination of Killiecrankie which is a scenic gorge and site of a battle in 1689 where the Jacobites defeated Government forces under General High Mackay.
(Video clip above shows Ben Loyal and Castle Varrich, Tongue.)
This morning, we departed our lodgings in Tongue in the far north of Scotland and drove south-east for a couple of hours to our first destination of Dunrobin Castle on the east coast. Travelling down we passed through ‘Mackay Country’ landscape on a single-track road comprising heather vegetation, peat cuttings, flocks of sheep with lambs, rivers, small lochs (lakes), gorse in flower (brilliant yellow) and even a family of geese with goslings. This took us initially to the village of Helmsdale and then on to Dunrobin Castle.