Friday, November 4, 2016

Kyle line and Eilean Donan Castle

Hey there....forgot to show this cute little planter that was on the platform we passed while on the Jacobite ☺☺

and also managed this quick snap while on bus of this man made bridge 
(13 miles south of Drumnadrochit) 

Remains of a bridge built by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century

Woody mucking around in my backpack 

The night before we had a walk hoping to see Aurora Borealis but too many lights
But the Inverness castle looked great 

Next day finally on a train, this time to Kyle 
Kyle of Lochalsh is a village on the northwest coast of Scotland, 63 miles west of Inverness

It was at least good scenery along the way 

snapped a light house 

and then bused to this castle, where unfortunately we had very limited time to go inside and look and NO photos allowed inside.......
Eilean Donan Castle, near Dornie, is one of the most easily recognised castles in Scotland and probably appears on more calendars than any other. It is, without any exaggeration, a Scottish icon. It therefore comes as a surprise to discover that although the island has been fortified since at least the Iron Age, the castle you see today was only rebuilt from earlier ruins in the years between 1913 and 1932

It sure looked great 

Isn't it incredible how these were built so long ago

looking down the side before going inside 

Looking back to where we entered yard area and steps 

It was great inside but when I say we needed to more or less run to see it all in time for the bus is and understatement......pity, but we may just drive ourselves back again one day ☺☺

This is called the Isle of Skye and now have a bridge across to the main land 

the bus driver stopped so we could get some photos here 

nice view around 

Bus driver said seals on here, I can pretend I see them lol 

Next morning before training from Inverness back to Edinburgh for our final night on this tour we checked out the market area which was closed but good to look around 

Yep training it back to the place I like 

Happy on the train but tired I guess lol 

Woody had the window seat again and loved seeing fast trains fly by

and wee whiskey as he was feeling sad that we would be saying goodbye to Edinburgh tomorrow.....

1 comment:

  1. Oh how lucky you were to go there.. so many of my favorite movies and tv series have those places in them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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