On Wednesday last week we visited Blair Castle. We started with a walk on the Estate which took us past the farm and through the forest. The views were nothing spectacular, so I'll not share them with you.
Three times each day, a piper plays outside Blair Castle, always good for a photo opporunity!
There was also a peacock wandering around also posing for photographs. However, no photographs could be taken inside the castle.
This huge tree is in 'Diana's Grove'
"Diana’s Grove, a tranquil wooded area adjacent to the castle affords a unique opportunity to enjoy some of the county’s finest and tallest trees in a space of just two acres. It is also the home of a Grand Fir, the UK’s second tallest tree at 62.70 metres."
We passed the ruins of St Bride’s Kirk " which has its ancient origins in Celtic times. After the nearby Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689, the Kirk became the resting place for the remains of Viscount Dundee, (John Graham of Claverhouse, known as Bonnie Dundee)."
The Hercules Garden was full of ducks and a pair of swans with a signet. They were all very tame so it was possible to get up close for photographs.
More photos coming soon.