Saturday 13th February

Armadale Travel Blog

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Saturday was our last proper day in the region and given I was keen to enjoy the rugby double header in the afternoon we were up out early to explore new areas. We headed south towards the ferry port of Armidale which connects Skye with Mallaig the westernmost point of the mainland. There was an old Donald clan castle in the area and even though the visitor centre was closed the grounds and castle were open to walkers. We strolled through the picturesque grounds and came to the castle which now resembled somewhat of a ruin. Overgrown plants thrived within the castle walls, making it a bit like the set of a horror movie. We took some photos and further explored the grounds which contained some rare species and a man-made stream no doubt a water supply to the area. We then headed back to Broadford to settle down and find a pub to watch the rugby. When we arrived they were still showing Aberdeen v Celtic which surprisingly ended up 4-4 a great game. 20 mins in and the channel changed to the rugby Scotland were 10 points up at this stage and seemingly couldn’t believe their luck. The game proved to be a cracker and so we ordered a few more local brews and were engrossed in what seemed a certain Scotland win at Cardiff the first in twenty odd years!. It wasn’t to be however as two Scots were binned and Wales scored 17 points in the last five minutes to claim a famous victory. Fuelled by a brilliant game and a few beers we went in search of food. Luckily a fish and chip shop was nearby so we devoured our food and went to our room for some drinks and to watch France smash Ireland. By this point we were both tipsy and tired so spent the night chilling in our room playing board games before getting an early night.
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