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Aberfoyle, Scotland

Written on: Saturday August 3rd, 2013

A journal entry from: Europe 2013

From the Dales we made a dash for the Scottish border to pick up Bev's  Mum, sister and niece at the Glasgow airport. They will be with us for a couple of weeks touring  the Scottish lowlands. Our first stop was Edinburgh where we managed to book a lovely house near the beach in the suburb of Portobello. From there it was a quick bus ride into that beautiful city. We had two days to spend there. Not nearly enough time with all the shopping to be done along the Royal Mile. Our next booking was at a resort in a region just north of Glasgow called the  Trossachs. This is a forested area filled with lovely lochs and striking castles. This is a good base for exploring Stirling's beautifully preserved castle and old town as well  as being not too long a drive from the Glenturret whisky distillery, the home of the Famous Grouse scotch that we find in Canada. In between drinking whisky, some wonderful pub lunches and visiting castles we were able to do some marvelous walking in the Trossachs National Park.


From Cathie Coll on Aug 5th, 2013

Great pictures! My grandfather was born in Portobello, a couple of blocks from the beach on Regent Street.

From Barb Scobie on Aug 15th, 2013

Keep sending the blogs. we can live through you!!!

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