Welcome to the land of Scotch and Reindeers and Highland Cattle!! Welcome to the ‘SCOTLAND’ again 🙂
The famous and vast ‘Cairngorms National Park’ starts here.
Once inside the park, there are lots of things to explore, experience and stay a night if you want to. Not to be missed is “The Reindeer Centre” and also a walk along “Grizzly Bear Trail.”
Weather was changing dramatically that day with rains pouring initially. But as we were approaching the main “Cairngorm Mountain”, sun shone and we could see hills covered with purple heathers all around.
And the Cairngorm Mountain at a distance. Though it started raining soon again.
“Thistle” (purple flower) is the national flower of Scotland.
One of the most iconic visitor attraction in Cairngorms is this old “Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge” across river Dulnain. The bridge was built to allow funeral processions to access church when river was in spate. Hence this bridge is also known as “The coffin Bridge.”
After Cairngorms, we arrived at the famous town known as “Grantown on Spey” for lunch. The name comes from the fact that the whole town is based on “River Spey.”
A quiet small town with lovely restaurants, museum and wood walks if you are interested.
After lunch, we headed off for our Speyside Whisky Tour
And on the way met some really cute and lazy, “Highland Cattles.”
It was so much fun meeting them, feeding them green grass and seeing them playing under the open sky
While on Speyside Tour, we stopped at a a bridge, built upon “River Spey.” It seems many famous distilleries utilises water from this river to manufacture their whiskies.
Pretty flowers on the way
Some posing on the bridge over “River Spey.”
On the way to distillery, came this “Balvenie castle.” It is a private property but we were allowed to click some pictures. Just before we visit the distillery.
And we arrive at the distillery of one of the most famous and valued scotches in the world “Glenfiddich.”
With the statue of Sir William Grant, who started this distillery back in 1886.
Very distinctive to this distillery are these “Swan Neck” copper pot stills which are handmade to date
Hubby Posing 😛
Wooden Barrels stacked outside
And at the end, there is “Whisky Tasting” which I am sure must be the best part of this tour 😛
With this day 2 ends and now back to our base in Inverness.
See you guys soon, with some more pictures from another amazing day in another amazing place in Scotland!!