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Journal of Leslie’s travels

Kildare, Ireland

Today we set off for the Irish National Stud and Gardens in County Kildare, south of Dublin. I was pleasantly surprised by the visit to the stud. It was an informative explanation of the breeding of racehorses. Horses born and … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland

I first visited Dublin on a cruise in the summer of 2012. Here is a link to my blog post of that visit:  https://lesliesh.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/dublin-ireland/ On arrival from Glasgow yesterday, I walked around the lovely Georgian Squares near my hotel. This … Continue reading

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Glen Coe, Loch Lomond and on to Glasgow, Scotland

Our first stop of the day on Saturday was Glen Coe. On 13 February 1692, 38 men, women and children of the MacDonald clan were murdered by a regiment of soldiers acting on behalf of the government, whom they had … Continue reading

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Isle of Skye, Scotland

Today was rainy and the mist hung low over the mountains for our visit to Skye.  We toured in the morning with a very good local guide. The focus of the tour was the landscape. Skye, is the largest and … Continue reading

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From Thurso to Skye

The day was spent on a very long drive in very rainy and misty weather from Thurso to the Island of Skye. The country roads were very narrow, often only one lane, but the countryside was beautiful even in the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Orkney Islands

  We started the day by driving to the most northerly town on the British mainland, John O’Groats. En route we passed Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the mainland (photo). We took a passenger ferry to the beautiful … Continue reading

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Culloden, Loch Ness and onto Thurso

We started the day by looking for the monster at L0ch Ness.  A sighting was made courtesy of one of our tour group! We then went on to  Culloden Moor  where  Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army was finally crushed in … Continue reading

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