Dunvegan Castle & Crowlin Bar

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Approaching Dunvegan Castle

THURSDAY: DAY 21:  We were wakened early by the hard rain pounding on our "sunroof". We had breakfast at 8:30 and got on the A87 & it was still rainy, foggy but warmer. We saw a big Waterfall and Rainbow on LOCH AINART. We got petrol for 36 pounds then got on the A863 to go to DUNVEGAN CASTLE & GARDENS. This dates back to about 1200 and has been in the MacLeod Family for almost 800 years and is the only house in Scotland to have kept the same family (name) and roof through the centuries. It was built on rock & the motto of Clan MacLeod is "Hold Fast". It sits by LOCH DUNVEGAN & the clan's most treasured possession is the FAIRY FLAG which dates back to the 4th and 7th centuries AD & it thought to have helped the family through hard times.

Dunvegan
It is yellow and made of silk. This was on display & is torn but it's amazing how intact it is considering its age! We got to tour 5 of the 6 areas because the family has offices in the 6th one.  We also toured the gardens with different flowers in bloom.

We left there then went to ST. KILDA and stopped at a shop where I purchased a necklace and 2 bars of heather and bluebell scented soaps. We went to Skye Silver & looked around but didn't buy anything. It was rather early when we returned back to Broadford & I decided to use the time to do laundry & did 3 loads of clothes since we still had another 9 days left. There was also internet service at the laundry mat! lol I never saw that before.

We ate at the CLAYMORE LOUNGE and I had SMOKED SALMON & BRIE & it was really good.

Dunvegan Castle's front
I really like the taste of Smoked Salmon. We went back out to the CROWLIN BAR where we saw alot of Famous Look-a-likes! lol Here's the list of the fakes we saw in one bar! A Fake Nick Lachey, Fake Brad Pitt ( I personally thought he was better looking than Brad), There was another Imitation Fake Sean Bean, There was a Fake Alexei Morozov ( a hockey player) & a man with 80's hair that looked like a guy we knew from our area. Fake Nick & Brad were friends & a 3rd guy who we dubbed " I don't look like anyone famous" who later had a very short conversation with Suzi. "Hey what are you doing later" he says. She says "Nothing Much" to which he replies " Do you wanna come drinking with me" to which she replies "Better Not" & that was the end of that! lol We laugh about that night, saying that was the most famous look-a-likes (fakes) we ever saw! lol

We got back to the B&B around midnight since that's when it closed.

 

Aditu says:
haha I forgot about Mr. I don't look like anyone famous guy HAHAHA. Thats was a great cider night LOL.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2006
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Approaching Dunvegan Castle
Approaching Dunvegan Castle
Dunvegan
Dunvegan
Dunvegan Castles front
Dunvegan Castle's front
Back of the Castle
Back of the Castle
Dunvegan Loch
Dunvegan Loch
Dunvegans Garden with the top of …
Dunvegan's Garden with the top of…
Gardens at Dunvegan
Gardens at Dunvegan
Tulips
Tulips
Cullins
Cullins
Limestone B&B where we stayed for …
Limestone B&B where we stayed for…
View from our room
View from our room
Ready to go out to the Crowlin Bar…
Ready to go out to the Crowlin Ba…
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