Around the highlands and Urqhart Castle

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The first sight that greeted us as we opened our hotel room

Sunday morning in the Highlands! Proof of my rather envious position came to light first thing itself, when I woke up, opened up the bedroom door and saw the fine lake view by daylight. It's gorgeous. Serenity and pristinity that was unheard and unseen to me till then.

After breakfast and lots of photos by the hotel, our first stop was the one Castle that's in ruins yet sits by the water and offers a breathtaking view - Urquhart Castle. The one thing that I couldn't get of so far was the green-ness and greenery of Scotland. I had read and heard about it, but as they say, seeing REALLY is believing.

We went for quite a good walk around the Castle grounds, enjoyed every minute of it as well. It was quite crowded. As I mentioned earlier in this blog, unlike my other trips in 2005 where I generally research and know beforehand the significance of a Castle or any tourist attraction, I didn't know much about this Castle's history so I was quite surprised to see so many tourists to what I consider, the middle of nowhere.

But as I realised through the years, most of Scotland has so many charms that its hard to say one is better or more "touristy" than the other, each place has its own charm.

Lunch was fish and chips AGAIN! This time by a Loch Ness rsnt/gift shop.

After lunch, we headed back to Glasgow. Back home. My luggage from BA hadn't arrived yet. My friend's daughter was feeling a trifle sick. And we were all generally exhausted. My friend just outlined a rough schedule for me that night on places to visit, and I think now, I really was ready to get out on my own and do a bit of sightseeing. The country and its people seem very very friendly, and I knew I'd be having a good time.

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The first sight that greeted us as…
The first sight that greeted us a…
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Inverness city view
Urqhart Castle parking
Urqhart Castle parking
Lovely view of Urqhart Castle
Lovely view of Urqhart Castle
inside the ruins of Urqhart Castle
inside the ruins of Urqhart Castle
Loch Ness shop and resnt where we …
Loch Ness shop and resnt where we…
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