Road trip en Ecosse Mai 2014

out April 30 in the evening to sleep at the Ibis Calais .

May 1 in the morning, first transport experience a bit special, the shuttle .

This is very strange to go into a train car and know that we will go under the sea ..

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Arriving in England, Folkestone , first finding after a few kilometers , you get used very quickly to driving on the left .

Step lunch in Cambridge, quick city tour and lunch in a restaurant located in a church , which is very common in England.

The arrival in Edinburgh evening.

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First restaurant in Scotland , a pizzeria, yes pubs are prohibited to children spent 20 hours

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We slept at Kew House , beautiful bed and breakfast with superb hospitality .

The rooms are nice and spacious and beautiful breakfast , English breakfast obliges !!

 

Avec une photo de notre tigre du matin:

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Voici le lien pour le voir sur trip advisor:

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The next day breakfast in the beautiful terrace restaurant in Edinburgh Castle

Home great, great food and very good rates for this star restaurant

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Then visit the town , castle and bus tour of the city.

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Visit Mary King ‘s Close is an ancient street below the current royal mile

it’s really amazing. To do !!!

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D’autres photos prises à Edimbourg

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Then next step , the town of Aboyne , on the road we saw the beautiful castle of DUNVEGAN

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Then Aboyne night in a big house empty of its inhabitants, atmosphere a little strange , we own , photos of the family and a boy around to greet us and breakfast, it changes the home of Kew House
 

The following day departure to Nairn on the coast , we pass through beautiful landscapes .

Obligatory stop in the deeside , the Mecca of whiskey with names of mythical villages like aberlour .

We stop at the distillery glenfiddich , free tour and very informative film to explain the origin , with Mr. Grant, who built the first buildings are still there, his hands in 360 days , distillery tour and tasting 12, 15 and 18 years of age.
 

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Lunch in a restaurant in Aberlour on Spey Fresh restaurant that does not look at the side of the road , but the wonderful welcome and food quality and cheap.

On the road visiting Cawdor Castle we found the hiding place of the rabbit Alice in Wonderland

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Nairn

Belle ville de bord de mer, proche d’Inverness et du loch ness.

Nous étions au b and b greenlawns

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From there , we were on the coast to Chanonry Point in the face in order to have the chance to see a dolphin pass .

And there, on our way out we had the chance to see one pass.

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This has put us the mouth water and the next day we decided to do a boat trip in order to have the chance to approach dolphins.
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Again when returning two dolphins have approached us.

Before , we had remembered that penguins steal, not to be confused with penguins

Penguin Photo:

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Photo de cormoran:

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The next day, we saw the famous Loch Ness and Castle Urquhart:

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Then departure to the Isle of Skye.

On the way stop sign by the Eilean Donan Castle , Castle highlander or rebel.

See , for beautifully restored:

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Then cross the bridge connecting Skye

Skye is not described , is not imagine Skye is lived , this island has a soul, these landscapes , its lights , its atmosphere, sheep , this island is a wonderful place , out of time .

The more one feels after a small passage on Skye

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By dint of chaining kilometers miles or rather , girls have found a way to pass the time : make huts in the car :

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After leaving Skye, knowing that we will be back, this place has really marked us, we took the ferry to Mallaig and Fort William management.

The road between Mallaig and Fort William are to do for the fans of Harry Potter since it contains many film locations.

On the road to the right is a lake in the middle place of the tomb of dumbledore

As against the Scots are very bad marketing, not a single panel, worse at the shop at the Glenfinnan bridge, not even one Harry Potter book sold, nothing.

Strange, when most tourists come for that.

In front of the bridge is a beautiful loch which was filmed the Goblet of Fire.

The photos are in the article on the footsteps of Harry Potter.

A fort william, we made another very good restaurant, one of Inverlochy Castle.

We were on a Thursday afternoon and there unique experience in my life of gourmet, a starred restaurant in a castle relays and four of us, not one other customer.

This time, it was not profitable for them, but for us a sense of the unique.

Also in the hotel not a single customer, our car was the only one in the parking lot.

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Then fort william edinburgh we went through the glen coe , beautiful place where was filmed skyfall

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Then one night in Edinburgh Kew house and from there back to France , stopping overnight in Nottingham to see Robin Hood .

The Scotland has left a very good memory , this road trip of 3500 km by car in 10 days very well , girls have their brands to move every 2-3 days.

Highly our next adventure !