A Castle, a Chocolate factory & a Brewery!

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Lanarch Castle

Well after a great evening we had a good sleep and got up reasonably early this morning. Breakfast was being served in the Stable so we went there.  The french lady and her children came down to breakfast and the children asked us to go to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory with them. As we had not planned anything for early in the day we said we would go with them. The only thing that we did want to do first was wander around the castle and gardens for a while so we arranged to meet our new friends.

We took the factory tour at Cadbury's and were given samples. The children thought that was great! 

After that we all went to have lunch together. 

Andrew and I had arranged a Speight's Brewery Tour and dinner for late in the afternoon, so we said our farewells, exchanged addresses/phone numbers and agreed to meet in a few days time.

We then went to check into our motel for that night and got a taxi to the Brewery. 

After the tour there was a 20/30 minute tasting of their beers.  Then we went to the bar and had a very nice 3 course meal which included a free 12oz beer each.

We were a bit tired so Andrew went to bed but I managed to get internet access so I won't admit to what time I went to bed!  :-)

YantiSoeparno says:
Chocolate? Yum yum... can I get one?
Posted on: Sep 05, 2008
pms70 says:
Sounds like a perfect day to me: chocolate, a nice meal and TB!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2008
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Lanarch Castle
Lanarch Castle
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The Stables
The Stables
Breakfast in the stables
Breakfast in the stables
The horse in the stables
The horse in the stables
The view from the castle gardens
The view from the castle gardens
The castle gardens
The castle gardens
The castle gardens
The castle gardens
The glass in the gazebo
The glass in the gazebo
The tower of the castle
The tower of the castle
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View from the tower
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Alice in Wonderland
The Chesire cat
The Chesire cat
Castle gardens
Castle gardens
Castle gardens and views
Castle gardens and views
Leaving the Castle grounds
Leaving the Castle grounds
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Dunedin railway station
The entrance
The entrance
The chocolate factory
The chocolate factory
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One of the Cadbury's chocolate tr…
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We went on a tour of the Brewery
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