Monday, October 01, 2007

Drummond Castle and Gardens -- Our visit there

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We stayed in Crieff, Scotland, for four nights, starting on 9/11/2007. We got in early in the afternoon and explored the town, got more British Pounds, and scoped out the eating places.
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Our home for these nights was a lovely bed and breakfast home. Karen came with us for the first week of our two week holiday in Scotland and Isle of Man. More on the B & B later in another post.
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The first day we also went to the Drummond Castle and Gardens (link). We had a lovely time that day, staying fairly close to Crieff. This castle was only about three miles outside Crieff.

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These lovely gardens were just below the castle and gate house. There were flowers, shrubbery, vegetable gardens, and various garden statues.

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The castle is the structure on the right. On the left you are seeing the gatehouse, stables, and servant quarters. The day was warm and I was breathing hard going back up.

The castle was built in 1491 for the Drummond family. It is now a private residence of a Drumond family descendant. I haven't seen this move, but “Rob Roy, legends of the mist” was filmed using the castle as the residence.

See the castle Web site for more information and their pictures (link)..
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Mrs. Jim and Karen posed briefly by this garden statue of Adonis. That helped give some size perspective to my picture. (Adonis Wikipedia link)
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This walkway outside the green houses provided a friend for Karen.
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The cat was very friendly. After all this attention it tagged around with us for quite a while. It paid off good for her (the cat), she got more petting.
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We weren't allowed to pick fruit, the apples looked really good. I know, these are tomatoes. Take a peek at what they are growing in. I guess if we could get that many tomatoes I could spring for sack of this stuff.
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It looks like more than one plant can be planted in these things.

For a couple of other pictures of the Drummond Castle, take a peek at my Three Beauties blog for Friday, below. If it isn't there, click here.

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3 Comments:

At Monday, October 01, 2007 1:36:00 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

WOW! The castle & gardens are amazing!!!
I am so glad you experienced them firsthand.
What beauty!

 
At Monday, October 01, 2007 6:12:00 PM, Blogger Willow said...

The bag looks like it would be a great idea for growing a little something next year on my balcony. I could probably grow several crops of spinach or other greens, for a very minimal investment.

 
At Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:20:00 AM, Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Jim - Before really reading your post (and just glancing at the pictures) I thought this was where you were staying... NICE PLACE! All the comforts of your place right? ~ jb///

 

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