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May 3, 2015 - Blair Castle

Today we visited Blair Castle which dates back to 1269. The castle has been transformed through the ages, from its medieval beginnings to become a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle. There were 30 rooms on full display. It was one of the best castles we saw in Scotland.

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Jul 2, 2014 - Glasgow, Scotland and Charles Rennie MacKintosh

July 2 Was supposed to meet Carol and Rita in the lobby at 9 am. I woke up at 8:50 am. What a way to begin the day. So without coffee or breakfast, and splurging on a taxi to catch up with them at the Huntarian Museum to see a Charles Rennie MacKintosh replica of his house. Also saw an exhibit of Whistler paintings. Then we walked through the Glasgow University to the Kelvingrove Museum where we were going to see a mural by Dali, and some other art. Instead we saw the QUEEN OF ENGLAND. After our pictures with the Queen we were off for High...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Scotland: Blair Castle and Distillery Near Eastern Highlands

Today the tour was a visit to the Blair Castle. This is the confusion about names here in Scotland and the difficulty with genealogy research. We just visited the very beautiful Blair Castle where the Duke of Athol lives, with the last name of Murray, who has been really living in South Africa for several generations. The Duke of Athol is the only clan that has it's own army, by order of Queen Victory many years ago. Here is some more very interesting information I received by a kilted gentleman who attended out Gala dinner tonight. When...

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Jun 12, 2012 - More of Scotland

Lovely green scenery with lots of Scotch Broom (invasive shrub with bright yellow blossoms), rhododendrons, houses without shutters, lots of sheep, some cattle, and pink & purple lupine . We enjoyed our visit to Scone Palace where most of the Scottish kings were crowned sitting upon the 'Stone of Scone'. Alas, no inside photos allowed here either and the furnishings were magnificent! It is still the family home for the Earls of Mansfield – for 400 years. (The current Earl is #12 and lives in South Africa.) A bonus for us – the Olympic Torch...

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