Elgin Cathedral, Findlater, Bow Fiddle Rock & Duffus Castle
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SUNDAY: DAY 10: We had our breakfast and then stopped and toured ELGIN CATHEDRAL. This was established in 1224 & reached its full size in the 13th century. It was used little after the Reformation in 1560 and 100 years later was abandoned. This was a beautiful ruin & is a shame is was only used for 3 centuries. We took the A96 road to A98 to CULLEN and stopped at a beach. Then we took an unmarked road to the Ruins of:
FINDLATER CASTLE which is perched on an "outcrop" of rock. There were a couple signs & a long walk thru a couple gates to get to the area above it that had a sign with information about the history of the castle. It looks like it will crash in the sea but it was a beautiful setting! Dating from the 14th century it was owned by the SINCLAIRS and then passed to the OGILVIES in the 15th century.
We headed to DUFFUS CASTLE; also a ruined castle and was free so it was VERY crowded and children were running around screaming and crawling all over it and there was a couple making out on the ground! We were disgusted by how these people were disrespecting it! There was a wall that was slanted that gave it a unique look.
We walked to a bar called HOOTANANNY'S that had a band but some of the people seemed a "little out of it". (if you know what I mean). We left after about an hour & walked to JOHNNY FOXES that also had a band and we had a great time there watching people and gave them names. One guy sat down & his "butt crack" could be seen. There were 2 girls we called Britney Spears & Paris Hilton. There was also a guy going around grabbing peoples bums. The funniest part was when a woman went back to join her group after dancing & she sat down at the WrOnG table. lol What made it even funnier was the fact Suzi & I saw it at the same time & then looked at each other as if to say"Did you see that?" and we just laughed about it the rest of the night! It was one of those things that you had to be there.