We relax for 30 minutes and then dash down the stairs to the taxi Fergus has arranged to take us to Dunnotar Castle. The castle is on an outcrop of land jutting off a bay on the North Sea. During the Scottish Wars of Independence the Scottish Crown Jewels were supposed to be hidden here. The castle was conquered by the famous William Wallace in 1297.
To get to the castle there is a fairly long staircase down followed by (of course) a stairway up. The afternoon sun is smiling upon us and there are blue skies as we make our way through the buildings and rooms of the castle. There's even a section reported to be haunted. The castle is definitely worth the admission price of 6£. In the distance we see the Stonehaven War Memorial. Surrounding the castle are fields of recently harvested hay. On a day like today it is hard to imagine a more beautiful place to farm.
That evening we stop by a nearby pub which has been recommended. We start with a few local pints. Reading through the menu we find surprising upscale touches on local dishes so we decide to stay awaiting the dinner hour. The food is fantastic.
After a stroll around the harbor William and I decide to end the day with a wee dram at a local bar/restaurant which claims to have 50 whisky's. It is a fun filled bar and true to it's word has an incredible array of whisky.
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Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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