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Sep 27, 2013 - No Gin In Elgin

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Stirling – Central Scotland has to say about Elgin: “Elgin’s been the provincial capital of Moray for over eight centuries and was an important town in medieval times. Dominated by a hilltop monument to the 5th Duke of Gordon, Elgin’s main attraction is its impressive ruined cathedral, where the tombs of the duke’s ancestors lie. Many people think that the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, known as the ‘lantern of the north’, are the most beautiful and evocative in...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Spynie Palace

We started to head out of Inverness early this morning, but Linda spotted a market that she wanted to go to, so we took a slight delay in our castle tour for some shopping. By noon we were back on the road for our first stop - Spynie Palace. Spynie Palace was the residence of the Bishop of Moray for more than four centuries. It looks like a castle, but technically it is a fortified palace. The oldest parts of the current palace date back to the 14th Century. It has undergone numerous renovations and additions. However, the main tower is...

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May 14, 2009 - Elgin

As I suspected, there were a few groggy people this morning. Mrs. Andrusoff didn’t even bother to get out of bed (hopefully just a one day flu – this moose wasn’t born yesterday, after all!). We had an early breakfast and hit the road for Culloden battlefield. Mom and Dad had seen it before and Dad still had some work to do, so we all sat in the cafe while the rest of the group toured the field. Since the last time we were there they have done a complete makeover of the visitor centre and cafe, and they’ve done a really great job. It’s...

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Sep 20, 2006 - Elgin to Rothes

I am in the town of Rothes now, the quaint little visitor center has computers, but they are only open until 4PM! 1-) I woke early this morning and drove west towards Inverness to visit the Culloden Battle Field. It's an interesting site; sadly I only had 45 minutes and was unable to survey the entire field. 2-) Drove to Rothes After Culloden I drove back through Elgin, and then south to the town of Rothes. It took all of about 15 minutes! Possibly even less. 3-) Toured Glen Grant Distillery. Neil Urquart from Gordon & MacPhail was kind...

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Sep 18, 2006 - Portree(Skye) to Elgin(Morray)

Same deal as the last couple of entries, if you want more info than a qucik summary, you'll have to wait! 1-) Drove north-east from Portree around an area called Trottenish, another amazing drive lots of great photos, especially of Kilt Rock and Highland Cattle. Round rounds the area down through a town called Uig. 2-) Visited Dunvegan castle. 3-) Visited Tallisker distillery; disappointing tour. They slotted me in on a group tour, and wouldn't let me photo anything. The first distillery out of 14 not to let me photograph the stills! I'm...

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