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More Scotland Highlights

(Thank you to Deb for sharing the post below.) Sweet pea flowers are the queen’s favorite. They had some bunches for sale at her gardens at Balmoral Castle, but I thought they looked a little weary from the heat.   … Continue reading

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Adventures in Argyle (and other stories)

Editor’s note: The next few posts will be from various Bella Voce members sharing their own stories from the trip. This post is written by Ellen. We were warned about the “midgies.” They’re little bugs, somewhat similar to the no-see-ums … Continue reading

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June 29-30: Inveraray and Home

Our last full day was a perfect compromise between relaxing and celebratory. After a blessedly late morning, we all met outside our hotel to commence the walk to Inveraray Castle. Alex showed us a shortcut through town that brought us … Continue reading

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June 28: Loch Ness and Inveraray

The monster hunt has begun! We checked out of Inverness to drive to catch a ferry on Loch Ness. The lake is long and narrow with mountains on either side, much like our own Lake Champlain.¬†¬†The dark, deep lake makes … Continue reading

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June 27: Inverness and the Highlands

Today we took a day excursion driving through the Scottish Highlands. Our tour guide indulged the Outlander fanatics aboard and took us to a location used in the TV series, Beauly Priory. The priory is a tumbledown monastery in a … Continue reading

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June 26: En Route to Inverness

Today was all about Gerry, our bus driver. We already knew he had skills since we saw him navigate the busy streets of Edinburgh, but this was a whole different ball game. Gerry expertly drove our giant coach bus up … Continue reading

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June 25: Stirling and Pitlochry

Monday was a busy day! We woke up and checked out of our hotel to head to St. Giles Cathedral. We were joined by Alex, our tour guide for the rest of the trip. Since the cathedral is open to … Continue reading

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