Monday, April 1, 2013

Back from Scotland!


We're back from Scotland and Iceland - it was a fantastic trip!  Here are just a few pics as I get back into the swing of things.  You must know I love this blue door from St. Andrews w/a lion knocker too.
 We arrived from Glasgow on an early morning flight flight after a day and night in Iceland and headed first to St. Andrews.
 We enjoyed alot of really, really good whisky but not at this barber shop though.


The view from our beautiful apartment on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh where we stayed for three nights.  Here's just the entry hall (more to come in another post.)



The view from Arthur's Seat.  Can't imagine going to Edinburg without hiking to the top of that.



 A bit of gilt from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Driving through the Highlands on the way to the Isle of Skye, via a stay in Appin, Argyle and a biking day trip to the Isle of Lismore.


Visits to castles of course but...


here's a clue to one of my favorite parts of our trip and it has to do with Downton Abbey.  Can you guess?   More on that in my next post!  

12 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele-
The stone is stunning! Such and amazing place to visit.
Can't wait to see more. Welcome back.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

L.P. Mitchell said...

Glad you had a great time. Headed to the UK in July/Aug, with a few nights in Edingburgh (and a few in Nottinghill, too)- appreciate all the tips/info. Welcome home. LPM

An Urban Cottage said...

Beautiful. Love the crusty door and knocker...and those gold hinges!

Did you visit Donegal castle?

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'm so glad Michele that you all had a great time. I was thinking of you since we've had the coldest March in 50 years & hoping our weather was easy on you? By the looks of your adorable daughter, you weren't hampered by the cold and the snow. Your photos are terrific; you make me want to visit Scotland!Looking forward to more photos and stories. So glad you climbed to the top of Arthur's seat and loved it. Welcome home!

Carol Cook said...

Love the stone buildings. I think about the skill that went into buildings so old that have withstood so much. I have never been to Scotland, but it is on my list.

Things and Thoughts said...

I've visited Scotland when I got married 10 years ago. It's an enchanting land and you took such interesting photos to show us !
Nice blog !

Windlost said...

Lovely. Scotland is on our list...! Your photos are great. Hmm Downton - did you go to a hunting lodge?? I cannot imagine...

xo Terri

Anne Hardock said...

Welcome Home!! Your photos are GREAT!! Can't wait to hear/see more details.

vicki archer said...

Beautiful shots...looks extremely chilly though!...Love the blue door and knocker in that first photo... xv

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designchic said...

My husband has been on a golfing trip to Scotland, but it's definitely on our bucket list to revisit. Wonderful history and gorgeous architecture. Can't wait to see what you have next!!

Leah Moss said...

beautiful Michele!! What a great trip.

Nancy said...

wow, that is so cool. I really know nothing of this country and LOVE your pictures! It is so fun to go there with you..show us more!
xo Nancy
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