Scotland Castles

September 4, 2009 at 9:24 am 1 comment

Here are the 8 castles that we saw in Scotland, as well as some scenery pictures – it was hard to choose – i took around 90 pictures while there – hee hee 🙂

13-culzean castle4 This first castle is Culzean Castle (on the south west coast of Scotland).

This one is just a ruin of a castle on the Croy shore (still south west coast) 37-croy shore7

41-pollock house3 Next isnt really a castle – its a house (that ppl. still live in). This is Pollack house in Glasgow.

After that is the Fort Augustus Castle – its along the bottom tip of the Loch Ness. 67-fort agustus castle

71-Inverness castle We just drove past this one – its the Inverness castle. *We drove by a lot of castles, but couldnt seem them because of the foggy rain clouds. It rained every day we were there!

And now we have the Eilean Donnan castle – Dornie (by Kyle of Lochalsh).75-Eilean Donan Castle1 - Copy77-Eilean Donan Castle3 - Copy This is the castle in the “made of honour” movie – its the castle they drive up to, but the inside of the castle shooting is at the Dunvegan Castle (Isle of Skye – which we did not go see).

We now have the Castle Stalk. I think someone still uses it 89-castle stalk3 (in Appin, Argyll. That design originates from Scotland, my favorite design)… Speaking of design, the before the Tartans of Family Clans became symbols, the only way to tell the difference between clans was the flower they wore on their bonnets – cool eh?

91-Kilchurn CastleSecond last the Kilchurn Castle – we just stopped to take a picture, didn’t actually see it.

And lastly the Inverary Castle. This is the coolest one because of the history…94-Inverary Castle Which is that this is the official castle of the Princess Louise Alberta! The princess that the province of Alberta was named after! She didnt spend all her time here though, but it’s her castle! And here’s some pictures of scenery (so beautiful!). Highland cows – they’re much hairier in the winter time…

60-countryside3 84-Glen Finnan loch 93-Kilchurn highland cows

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  • 1. kathy miller  |  September 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve heard of some of those castles. Well, I’ve read books that take place at the castle or mention the castle, etc. How fun to see all that history. It seems like Scotland has more castles that England, but maybe that’s just my mixed-up way of seeing things. Love seeing all your photos. Good luck with school starting.

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