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Hermitage Park Sign

Location: Hermitage Park, Denkeld, Scotland
 
A trip to Scotland took us to the Hermitage Park in the town of Denkeld. Nestled on the banks of the River Braan in the Craigvinean Forest, it covers 33 acres of woodland with a diverse collection of trees and plants.

Hermitage Park

 
According to our guide, the park was created by the 3rd Duke of Atholl in the 18th century who used a cannon to scatter the tree seeds on the inaccessible areas.

He led us to the park’s most popular trail heading to the Black Linn Falls. He pointed to the different trees and plants that we encountered.

Hermitage Park Hermitage Park
Hermitage Park

 
Along the way, we stopped occasionally to marvel at one of Britain’s tallest Douglas fir trees, learn about toxic plants like the Hogweed, or simply for no other reason than to enjoy the view.

If you love nature, it’s a great place to hike. However, it’s suggested that you don’t do it alone and take a companion with you. That way, if you get lost, you won’t be crying by yourself. Ok, I’m only kidding. But seriously, it’s best to have an experienced guide to show you around.

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March 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

Inside Scotland: Kenmore and Vicinity

Loch Tay
Location: Loch Tay, Kenmore, Scotland

We arrived in Kenmore on a bright and sunny day. It’s a small village in the northern end of Loch Tay in the Highland Perthshire mountains.

By the way, Loch is the Scottish word for Lake. On this trip, I learned more Scottish words like Aye for Yes, Nae for No, Kirk for Church, Tattie for Potato, and Bonnie for Beautiful. As usual, I had problems with the pronunciation, but the folks didn’t seem to mind. The highlanders really knew how to make a guest feel welcome.


Kenmore Hotel

Kenmore Hotel

 
We stayed at Kenmore Hotel. Established in 1572, it’s considered to be the oldest inn in Scotland. Finding my room was a little confusing at first. After a flight of stairs, I arrived on the floor where it was supposed to be only to realize that I had to go through a ‘fire door’ and up a few more steps to reach it. It was obviously meant to prevent fire and smoke from spreading in case of fire. At the same time, it provided a lot of privacy making it suitable for honeymooners and ax murderers alike. Any sound the occupants make resulting from ecstasy or plain horror would be oblivious to the outside world.

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October 4, 2015 at 11:59 am 3 comments


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