From one trip to another, we stop to feed deer, we watch birds … If you are with family, friends or two, this is an opportunity to recharge with cute people, concerned about their culture, their history and their heritage, as well as their mother nature. This region inspired the big screen with its breathtaking landscapes: we will see the Highlander again with Sean Connery and Christoph Lambert, not to mention, of course, the shooting of Les Chariots de feux in St. Andrews.
Get to know the interesting scottish rite. From Edinburgh, Glasgow, or better Aberdeen or Inverness, the country offers the discovery of the Grampians and Aberdeenshire regions in the form of a “Fly & Drive”: cities the size of a person and nature are important when leaving the main agglomerations. Not a single moment captivates with the beauty of special green pastures inhabited by rivers of sheep and trout. The Castle Trail route leads from Balmoral to Duff House through the Royal Fraser, Delgati and Korgarff Mansions, to name but a few.
A stop at Bremar Castle is necessary because at the entrance to the village, not far from the castle of the early seventeenth century, in early September one of the most prestigious events in Scotland takes place: “Games in the Mountains” Bremor. This glee period has been celebrated since 1832 in the presence of his royal majesty with strong old-fashioned sports, musicians and dancers.
INTIMAL SCOTLAND Respect for nature in Scotland is also inextricably linked with the veneration of St. Whiskey, the country’s ambassador to the world.
All of Scotland is deeply marked by scottish traditions, which was often written with the sword and blood of various clans. Be it MacLauds, Campbell’s or McDonald’s, they all participated in the uprisings and conquests around the independence wars against England. Today, the last visual witnesses to this culture are kilts, the motifs of which symbolize belonging to the clan, as well as castles, the legacy of the old aristocracy, which is still alive and celtic jewelry. Scottish land is dotted with castles in ruins, victims of conflict, as well as disinterest in these huge dark and cold mansions. These old stone carcasses, reflected in the dark waters of the lake or located on top of a windy rocky peak, today nourish ghost enthusiasts and find a new life among image hunters. charged with romanticism. Campbell retained his castle, built in the 18th century by the Duke of Argyll, the head of the clan, in Inverara on the shores of Loch Fine Lake.
Partially open to tourists, it is, nevertheless, their private residence. Built around a central dungeon in a neo-Gothic style, the house is fully decorated to show the strength and wealth of its owners. So it is with this armored room with hands on the ceiling, where more than a thousand pieces are exhibited. The dining room, library and lounges are exquisite masterpieces with gilded doors, Trompe Leol medallions and flower garlands. “The legend,” says Yves, “tells us that every day we can surprise the harper playing in the library, the ghost of the castle harper, who was once hanged because he dared to look at the mistress of the castle at the keyhole.” The small town of Inveraray, which was also built around the castle at the same time, is a gem with its elegant white facades with clean and harmonious lines. It houses important buildings reminiscent of its former status as a royal city: the courthouse, its prison, the parish church and historic hotels.
Clicking on the door of The George Pub is a great way to continue your visit, plunging into the strange atmosphere of large fireplaces, open beams and antique clocks. We let the tavern be tempted, where beer and whiskey unravel their tongues and gather visitors for the night. In a country where a person is immersed in large spaces full of loneliness, the Scots are definitely experiencing a warm welcome.
The most popular sports in Scotland are field hockey, golf, basketball, curling, football and rugby. You can go hunting (privately owned only, with prior reservation), horseback riding (centers throughout Scotland), fishing (salmon fishing from January 15 to October 15, trout from March to September). ) – 3 rivers, especially in Spey, Tai and Tweed – do not forget to inform you at the tourist offices in order to get permission. You can go diving in the Orkney Islands, where there are many wrecks; Canoeing, kayaking and water skiing can be practiced both on lakes (lakes) and on the sea.