Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A trip to Castle Campbell

My first treat when I got my new job was to get me and Tam Historic Scotland passes.  We spend enough time exploring everywhere else, it seemed like it was time to start snooping around official places.  I got a super deal where we get fifteen months for the price of twelve, plus at £6.65 a month for both of us it was a bargain, especially considering how much we've used it in the first month alone.  Our first trip was up to Castle Campbell at Dollar a few weeks ago.  We parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up through the woods to the castle.  Fun fact - it used to be called Castle Glume, it has a stream running through the grounds called the Burn of Sorrow and...we saw a wedding there.  Interesting choice of venue!  It was a rather misty, damp day but it was great for exploring, especially up in the tower with the amazing views.  We followed it up with lunch at a great cafe nearby, where I got to indulge my latest obsession - goats cheese on toast, yum.

Has anyone been?  

:)

6 comments:

  1. Oh, I really love exploring places like this. I have National Trust membership and it's something which I'm trying to make sure I use at least once per month.

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    1. Ooh cool, I'm thinking about adding one of them too, there's so many places to go! :)

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  2. Oh that looks like a wonderful day out and what beautiful views! There is something nice about visiting places on damp days, as there's generally less people about so you get to feel like your exploring on your own! :-)

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    1. Yeah it was pretty quiet once the wedding folks cleared out, a good trip actually! :)

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  3. Ooh, great bargain! And this sounds like an interesting day out - lovely building and stunning views. Not sure I'd get married there though....

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    1. Yeah that was my view - a day in a gloomy ruin seems a strange start to married life! ;)

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