After a great time in Pitlochry we travelled north to Elgin visiting Cairngorm Brewery en route to pick up a selection of beers to try once we're home. We also visited the Speyside Cooperage detailed in my previous post. I will be writing a dedicated post on all the distilleries we have visited so this post focuses on the other exciting places we've discovered.
But first I must mention our Elgin hotel, Mansion House. As you can see it's a grand building and was once a grand hotel. Sadly now it has seen better days; its pool is closed, its pool table has split velvet and its overall decor is in need of some tlc.
|Msnsion House Hotel|
|Our twin four poster beds|
|Monument to 5th Duke of Gordon|
|It's imposing towers, now in ruins|
|Battlefield of Culloden|
|Our first view of Loch Ness|
|Fish and chip supper|
|We did find Nessie!|