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May 15, 2018 - Orkney Islands

Early start today! Heading off to spend the day on the Orkney Islands the most northern spot in Scotland and Britain. Found today a bit busy travelling on the bus!! Felt a bit like European vacation!! Hehe Anyway great day, spent about an hour on the boat to get there, we visited many villages and towns and one of which is 5000 years old called Skara Brae. The ring of brodgar was also fascinating!! Lots of photo opportunities!! The boat trip back was pretty rough tho ..

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 14, 2018 - Wick

Another beautiful day in Inverness, took a morning stroll and really just soaking up the culture. Today we are heading to Loch Ness the largest loch in the whole of Britain and the home of Nessie the Monster, apparently! There we took a small cruise boat for an hour and took in the scenery. Along our travels we stopped at a local fishing village called Helmsdale where we sat on the river and enjoyed the local fish and chips.. it’s been a long time since I’ve done that!! Next stop was the The Old Pultney Distillery, where we enjoyed a very...

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Jun 21, 2015 - Edinburgh to Wick

A good nights sleep! We were all awake by 6. Only problem was breakfast wasn't served until 8. Sat about drinking tea, playing solitaire & trivial pursuit. After breakfast, walked into Edinburgh and toured the Castle. Tram to airport & finally all worries were alleviated as Loganair took our bikes without any problems & flew them & us to Wick. Plane landed a bit late. Weather in North Scotland was pretty bad. A few flights were diverted to Wick. Put the bikes together & headed 13km north for our nights accommodation at Keiss. Arrived COLD &...

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May 17, 2014 - John O'Groats

Today the convoy of two continued on east, taking a side trip to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the UK mainland, being just over 2 miles north of John O’Groats (most usually cited as the most northerly spot). The Orkney Isles are just less than 7 miles from here. Our next stop was Castle of Mey, bought by the newly widowed Queen Mother in 1952. She saved it from ruin and used it as a holiday home for the rest of her life. It’s a lovely out-of the way place with sweeping views to the Orkneys, but we did not pay £11 each for the...

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Sep 23, 2006 - Day 1: Edinburgh - Carbisdale Castle

Heading north from Edinburgh, we pass through Perthshire - surrounded by mountains, forests and salmon packed rivers. First stop is at Dunkeld and Birnam Wood, site of Macbeth's battle in 1054. Lunch is in the small village of Kingussie, made famous by the 'Monarch of the Glen' TV show. Then it's off to lonely Culloden Battlefield, scene of the last major battle in Britain. Then it's on to world famous Loch Ness for a wee bit of monster spotting before heading for our lavish evening accommodation in a Haunted Highland Castle!*

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