Friday, 28 September 2007
Holiday Cottage Angus Glamis Castle
Five miles from Forfar, in the fertile valley of Strathmore, is the quaint village of Glamis.
Glamis is set in the rolling hills of Angus, in an area of considerable ancient history. Whilst the village is home to a curious old stone, said to be a monument to King Malcolm II, and some attractive eighteenth-century cottages, its most notable attribute is Glamis Castle.
Spires, turrets, towers and statues will seize your attention initially, but there is so much more to explore in this legendary Castle. With its strong links with history, royalty and fiction, Glamis Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive visitor attractions.
Stay 20 minutes away, in our self catering cottages and explore the ancient monuments of Angus and Perthshire.
Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience. A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting.
As you wander round the extensive buildings - from the keep through the barracks, lodgings, stables and storehouses to the less-ruinous chapel and drawing room - you will discover the importance of Dunnottar, an impregnable Castle that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past, helping to bring history alive.William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction. Crown, sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.
A darker chapter in the history of Dunnottar is that of the ‘Whig’s Vault’. Find out the gruesome story of the imprissonment in 1685 of when a group of Covenanters who refused to acknowledge the King’s supremacy in spiritual matters.
Originally the home of the Earls Marischal, once one of the most powerful families in the land, the last Earl was convicted of treason for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715 and his estates, including Dunnottar Castle, were seized by the government.
Photo by Keith White guest staying at the Nestings Self Catering Cottage Apartments Arbroath
Monday, 24 September 2007
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
RAF Leuchars Show
Due to runway resurfacing there will not be an airshow in 2007
1st-2nd (Prov) British Touring Car Championship
Knockhill Racing Circuit, by
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4th-7th Dunhill Links Championship,
The Old Course,
Various venues throughout the
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Deil’s Heid Arbroath Angus
The cliff trail north of Arbroath is awash with fascinating rock formations, christened with such evocative at the Deil’s Heid, Seaman’s Grave and Mermaid’s Kirk. It’s a bracing coastal walk skirting the swirling sea that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Photo by Keith White guest at the Nestings self catering Arbroath Angus