Lynn and Nick in Europe, 2002

Inverness, 28-29 July

  Leaving the Isle of Skye and heading east, we passed the lovely Eilean Donan Castle on the tidal Loch Duich.
  We stopped at Urquhart Castle on the western shore of Loch Ness. No sign of any monster, and the ruins were a bit too carefully tended.
  This was our B&B in Inverness. It was in a one-way street up above the town centre and not easy to find, but worth the search.
  This was the view from our window in the B&B, looking over Inverness and towards the hills on the far side of Moray Firth. Not very pleasant weather.
  Just east of Inverness, near the Culloden battlefield, are the Clava Stones: a mixture of standing stones and stone burial cairns dating back at least 2000 years.
  Further east is Brodie Castle, still inhabited and a quite typical Scottish castle-cum-mansion.
  We got as far east as Elgin, where the Cathedral was abandoned when the Scots took to Calvinistic Protestantism, and has since fallen into riun.

We then went south to Edinburgh.


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