Dunnottar from the path
SATURDAY, DAY 2: We got up at 8am & had our 1st Scottish Breakfast! I was excited because today was the day we were seeing DUNNOTTAR CASTLE which is my favorite castle in Scotland! I love the dramatic clifftop setting! It started out misty, foggy and rainy but then cleared up after 30minutes. I had seen the castle in 1999 but only from far away as we were with a tour group & it was only a photo opportunity. I love ruined castles. This was the location for the movie "Hamlet". I love the history as the Scottish Crown Jewels were hidden here & William Wallace had burnt a chapel full of a couple hundred people! We were here a couple of hours exploring the grounds which I slid and almost fell near the sea. I usually average a few falls a trip & since this one was for a month I figured at least 5 whether they be trips, stumbles or falls! lol
We went thru FORFAR towards KIRRIEMUIR and drove to GLEN ISLA & parked the car & walked to REEKIE LIN WATERFALL which was a pretty little area with paths from the parking lot to it.
not much room between the wall & cliffs!
The weather had cleared up more but was cold. We stopped at a Craft Shop but didn't buy anything.
We found our hotel for the night which was the GLEN ISLA HOTEL & found out that we were the ONLY GUESTS staying there! That was a little spooky at first. We had gotten ready for dinner in the hotel's restaurant/pub which was really the only place around. I ate SMOKED SALMON with POTATO SCONES. It ended up being a Happening place where me met a friendly young couple ( Scott & Laura who also worked there) & their friend, Louise (who had cooked our dinner). We started talking & hung out with them til the wee hours only to find out we were locked out of the area where our room was! Thank goodness Scott got an extra key & we were then able to get in. lol It was fun!