Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend in Scotland - September 2010

Mary's uncle, Ronald, has a week's timeshare in Kendal which he trades for holidays in other timeshares. This time it was Dunkeld about 60 miles north of Edinburgh.

We flew into Edinburgh, picked up the hire car and immediately drove to North Queensferry over the Forth Road Bridge in time for last orders at the excellent The Wee Restaurant.

North Queensferry quay
North Queensferry quay

The next morning it was the full Scottish breakfast complete with black pudding and haggis. Then there was just time for a short stroll round the town to admire that marvel of engineering and Scottish icon - the Forth Rail Bridge.

Forth Rail Bridge
Forth Rail Bridge

A short drive took us to Perth where we rendezvoused with Ronald and Avril for lunch and thence to Dunkeld and the timeshare which is in the delightful grounds of the Hilton Dunkeld House hotel. En route we stopped for a quick retail therapy at the Dewer's World of Whiskey at Aberfeldy.

River Tay path
River Tay path

Sunday morning we went for a walk along the River Tay to look at Dunkeld Cathedral and the town.

River Tay sign
River Tay sign

I guess if someone threw stones at me I'd be upset too!

Dunkeld Cathedral - nave
Dunkeld Cathedral - nave

Dunkeld Cathedral - door
Dunkeld Cathedral - door

The weather was definately what the Scots call Dreich.

The Cross, Dunkeld
The Cross, Dunkeld

Lunch in town with R & A then back home - having seen a different part of Scotland and ticked off a Scottish Icon.

1 comment:

lusks said...

Did you see the 'Birnham Oak' whn you walked along the side of the Tay from the Hilton to Dunkeld Bridge. I spent one of my best holidays with my children in this area.