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Inverallochy & Cairnbulg Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The exact spot at which the coastline north from Aberdeen turns to run west towards Inverness is debatable. But one contender must certainly be Cairnbulg Point, two miles east of Fraserburgh and immediately to the north west of the village of Cairnbulg and its eastern neighbour, Inverallochy.. Cairnbulg Castle, to the south west of the village, can trace its origins back to the 1200s and ...
Torwood Blue Pool Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Torwood Castle stands about two miles north east of the town of Denny. It's abandoned but well known. A little less well known, and largely hidden by forest, is the nearby Tappoch Broch, a rare example of a type of structure much more common in the Highlands and Islands. Not far from the castle and the broch, and much less well-known than either (except, apparently, to people living locally ...
Aberdeen Maritime Museum Feature Page on Undiscovered …
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The superb Aberdeen Maritime Museum stands on the aptly named Shiprow overlooking the north side of Aberdeen harbour. Admission is free, and this is THE place to come to find out more about the maritime heritage on which this city's fortunes have historically been built, and on which they continue to be built.
Torosay Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Torosay Castle was sold in 2012 and is no longer open to the pubic. The remainder of this page is as written before the sale took place, and is inevitably out of date as a result. The gardens are sometimes open. For many centuries all the land in this part of the Isle of Mull belonged to the Maclean ...
Trumpan Church Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The ruin of Trumpan Church stands on a site overlooking the sea at Trumpan. This is as far as the public road goes along the west side of the Waternish Peninsula, though it is still nearly four miles short of the peninsula's tip at Waternish Point. Trumpan was once a thriving medieval township, and this simple rectangular church served as its focal point.
Rhymer's Stone Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk South east of Melrose what appears to be the old main road to Newton St Boswells skirts around the north east slopes of the Eildon Hills before coming to an abrupt end at a gate marking the closure of the road. The road itself continues beyond the gate, but anyone wishing to follow it needs to do so on foot. If you park your car near the gate and walk up a gentle hill for a couple of hundred ...
Somerled: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Somerled (a.k.a. Sumarlidhi Höld) was born in about 1113 (sources differ) and either in Morvern or in northern Ireland (ditto).His father was Gillebride Mac Gille Adomnan, a descendant of a noble Gaelic family who were probably an offshoot of the House of Alpin at the time Kenneth I combined Dalriada with Pictavia. Somerled's mother was of Norse descent.
Muiravonside Graveyard Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Muiravonside Graveyard lies mainly to the east and south of Muiravonside Parish Church. The church you see today dates back to 1804, when it replaced one built in 1648. The earlier church seems to have stood in exactly the same place given the absence of earlier foundations and the fact that early ...
Eagle Stone Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The Eagle Stone stands in a fenced enclave in a field at the eastern end of Strathpeffer. It is sometimes referred to as the Eaglestone, and the Gaelic name is Clach an Tiompain, which is usually translated as "Sounding Stone". The Eagle Stone is signposted for pedestrians from the centre of Strathpeffer, a matter of a few hundred yards up the hill from the site of the stone.
Kirkcowan Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The pretty village of Kirkcowan stands just over a mile south of the line of the modern A75 trunk road some five miles west of Newton Stewart, and a little further from the line of the old military road it closely parallels at this point. As a result, Kirkcowan is not somewhere you visit unless you actually take a conscious decision to do so: but it is worth the slight effort if only to see it ...
St Monans Windmill Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk A few hundred yards east of the beautiful village of St Monans and standing above a raised beach close to the shore is St Monans Windmill. The East Neuk of Fife is a stunning area, and the villages strung out along its southern coast are sublime. Combine this setting with the traditional rural associations of a windmill and it is hard to imagine a more idyllic place.
Shandwick Stone Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The Shandwick Stone measures some 2.7m high by fractionally under a metre wide by 21cm thick. It is thought to date back to around 780. It entered the written record a thousand years later, in 1776, at which point it stood intact on a terrace overlooking the sea, possibly on its original site.
Ardnamurchan Point Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Mainland Great Britain's most northerly point is not, as usually thought, John o' Groats. It is actually the nearby Dunnet Head. And mainland Great Britain's westernmost point? Anyone suggesting it's somewhere in Cornwall is well wide of the mark. It is actually a rocky outcrop called Corrachadh ...
Wester Ross Hotels & Inns on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Wester Ross listings of hotel and inn accommodation on Undiscovered Scotland.
Inverkirkaig Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Inverkirkaig is a scattered settlement lying at the head and along the northern side of Loch Kirkaig. This narrow sea loch is contained by rocky headlands and has an …
Undiscovered Scotland: Timeline of Scottish History: 1400 ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk 1406: Robert, Duke of Albany becomes Governor of Scotland in his nephew's absence and moves his base to Doune Castle. 1407: The Duke of Albany negotiates a renewal of the long standing treaty of mutual support against England with France. 24 July 1411: At the Battle of Harlaw, 20 miles north west of Aberdeen, the highland army of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles meets the lowland army of ...
Kirbuster Museum Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Kirbuster Museum stands beside a minor road a mile north east of Twatt, on Orkney's West Mainland. What you find is a fascinating and remarkable complex of buildings with a far greater depth of history than you might expect. A visit can very usefully be paired with one to Corrigall Farm Museum ...
Hermit's Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Achmelvich, just three miles north west of Lochinver, is an idyllic place of white sands and blue or turquoise seas. People visit for the sublime coastal scenery and for the inland views of the improbable summit of Suilven, which from this angle looks like a giant policeman's helmet made of rock.. But there's another reason why some people visit Achmelvich, though it's a much less obvious one.
Henry Sinclair, 1st Earl of Orkney: Biography on ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Henry Sinclair lived from about 1345 to 1400. He is known primarily for (possibly) being the man who first discovered the New World, a century ahead of Christopher Columbus. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline. The story so far is relatively ...
The Road North on Jura Feature ... - Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Most visitors to Jura arrive at Feolin via the ferry from Port Askaig on Islay and then drive the nine miles or so to around the southern end of the island to its only village Craighouse. Craighouse is home to most of Jura's human population; to its most obvious visitor attraction, the Isle of Jura Distillery; and its main accommodation provider, the Jura Hotel.
Emigrants Statue Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Standing in Couper Park above the south side of the River Helmsdale and overlooking the village of Helmsdale and its harbour is the Emigrants Statue. The statue can be accessed by footpaths climbing from either of Helmsdale's bridges, or from the car park beside the Wee Cafe, next to the A9 immediately to the south of the more modern bridge.
Saint Bride: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Tradition has it that Brigid, as she is normally known in Ireland, was born at Faughart near Dundalk in Ireland. According to early biographies, Brigid's father was Dubhthach, a pagan chieftain of Leinster.
Fast Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The ruins of Fast Castle cling grimly to a steeply sloping platform on top of a rocky promontory which projects from the cliffs just over three miles north west of St Abbs Head. The site is surrounded by sheer cliffs which fall 150ft to the sea at its landward end and 100ft to the sea at its seaward ...
Fort William & Glen Spean Self Catering Accommodation on ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Achnacarry Steading Apartments, Achnacarry Estate, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, PH34 4EJ. Sited adjacent to Achnacarry Castle, Achnacarry Steading Apartments offer newly-renovated, high quality, self-catering holiday accommodation in a 19th Century converted farm steading.
Mallaig, Ardgour & Ardnamurchan Self Catering ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Bluebell Croft, Strontian. STB 5 Star Self Catering. Bluebell Croft consists of 2 separate self-catering properties - Honeysuckle House and Rose Cottage - which share a spectacular, elevated West Coast location on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, with stunning mountain views across the Strontian glen.
Fortrose Cathedral Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Immediately to the south east of Fortrose's narrow High Street is the surprisingly spacious Cathedral Square, home to the red stone remains of Fortrose Cathedral.. The site was chosen for a new Cathedral of Ross by Bishop Robert to replace the Church of St Peter in nearby Rosemarkie. This followed permission granted in 1236 by Pope Gregory IX, reaffirmed in the 1250s by Pope Alexander IV.
George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal: Biography on ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk George Keith was the oldest son of William, Lord Keith, who himself was the oldest son of William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal. The office of "Marischal of Scotland" had been held by the senior member of the Keith family since Hervey de Keith, who held the office of Marischal under Malcolm IV and William I. It was later confirmed as "Great Marischal of Scotland" by Robert the Bruce.
Princess Theneva: Biography on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Princess Theneva, later Saint Thenava (or, Denw, Tenew, Thanea or Enoch) lived from about 510 to about 570. She was the daughter of King Loth of the Gododdin, and mother of St Mungo or St Kentigern. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline.. Princess Theneva's father, King Loth of the Gododdin, after whom Lothian was named, ruled from the Goddodin capital ...
Church of St Mary & St Finnan Feature Page on Undiscovered ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk A major restoration of the Church of St Mary & St Finnan has taken place since our last visit. We will return as soon as possible, but for the moment this page remains as it was before the restoration began, and is therefore out of date. The Catholic Church of St Mary and St Finnan stands in a ...
Drimnin Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Drimnin can stake a claim to be one of the most remote places in Scotland. It lies at the end of 12 miles of single track road from Lochaline, which is itself 30 miles from the Corran Ferry, 18 miles of which is single track road. Sitting on the north east shore of the Sound of Mull, almost opposite Tobermory, it occupies a superb location with striking views over Mull.
Burns Monument and Memorial Gardens Feature Page on ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk The Burns Monument and Memorial Gardens stand on a sloping site on the north bank of the River Doon overlooking the Brig o' Doon. The Monument and Gardens come under the umbrella of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Operated by the National Trust for Scotland, this magnificent museum is well worth a visit in its own right, and it also brings together all the places associated with Robert ...
Robert Burns Mausoleum Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Robert Burns Mausoleum stands at the eastern end of the churchyard of St Michael's Church, whose red spire dominates the south east side of Dumfries and makes finding the mausoleum relatively easy if you know what to look out for. Having found the churchyard you pass by the south side of the church and soon come into sight of the mausoleum.
Castlebay Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Castlebay is the village capital of Barra, the jewel that lies almost at the foot of the Western Isles archipelago. Most visitors to Barra will find themselves in Castlebay sooner rather than later, enjoying its beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and friendly residents.. Except for those who arrive via the beach airport on the northern side of the island, visitors have traditionally come to ...
Inverness, Loch Ness & Cromarty Firth Self Catering ...
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, St Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, PH32 4DB. STB 4 Star Self Catering. Located in the magnificent grounds of the historic Fort Augustus Abbey on the shores of Loch Ness, we have 40 apartments and cottages with one, two or three bedrooms.
Ayrshire Self Catering Accommodation on Undiscovered Scotland
Www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk Auchenflower Farm Cottage Auchenflower, Girvan, KA26 0LW. STB 3 Star Self Catering. Ayrshire Holidays 21 South Crescent Road, Ardrossan, KA22 8EA.; Baidland Mill Fairlee Moor Road, Dalry, KA24 5HS. STB 3 Star Self Catering. Balbeg Country Holidays Straiton, KA19 7NN. STB 3-4 Star Self Catering.
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