Posts Tagged "scotland"

Falkland Palace

Today we visited Falkland Palace and it was handy as it was only a short drive from Nydie. A palace in Fife that was a royal palace who Charles II was the last monarch to live there. It is now maintain by the National Trust for Scotland having been in private ownership for over a century. Famously it is the home of the oldest tennis court still in use. The staff at the Palace were great and were full of stories and anecdotes about the building...

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South Queensferry & the Forth

Today we arranged to meet Reenies cousin Rhona and her little girl, Zoe at South Queensferry Its a small town on the southern side of the Forth of Firth where both bridges span the forth. Cameras at the ready again.  It was only a 40 minute drive from our cottage and once the excitement of driving of the ‘big bridge’ died down we had parked and mat up with Rhona. We enjoyed a lovely walk through town and decided to go for lunch as...

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Loch Lomond

A little bit of a drive today to get to Balloch Castle on the southern tip of the famous Loch but we felt it would be worth it! On the way we passed Stirling and could see the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle that we visited last year! We arrived about midday at Balloch Castle with about a two hour drive behind us. It was a bright day with some cloud so we were confident of not needing any rain coats. We walked from the car park at the...

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Visit to Granny and Grandad!

First full day in Scotland and we went to visit Granny and Grandad in St Andrews.  It was lovely to see them again and catch up with how everyone is.  Thankfully Granny got the biscuits out and Kieran and Emilie both managed to eat their own body weight in Wagon Wheels. There was a visit from June and the girls; Rebecca, Alisha & Kimberley. Despite being very shy at first Kieran and Emilie soon loved the attention lavished upon them The...

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To Scotland with Love…

Today is the first day of our holiday up to Scotland which means lots of driving… We set off a little later than expected and were on the A47 by 9.45 with a car largely pack by Team Leader the day before. It was good run and despite the excitement of picking out the large Chimneys on the M62 junction with the A1, the Angel of the North and the Forth Road Bridge the journey went without incident. Having said that we did manage to pass through...

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