Day 6: 16 August 2019: Dunrobin Castle, On Route to Helmsdale and On the A9 near Newport
We were on a tight schedule to get to Scrabster and the Castle was still closed, we did not have the time to explore the Castle and Grounds. But I could not just drive past it I had to go take at least one photo for my vacation album.
“Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.
The Castle, which resembles a French château with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London’s Houses of Parliament, and Scotland’s own Sir Robert Lorimer. The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys’ boarding school from 1965 to 1972.
Dunrobin Castle is on the east coast of the Northern Highlands overlooking the Moray Firth, just north of the villages of Golspie and Dornoch (famous for its cathedral and Royal Dornoch Golf Club).
Dunrobin Castle is open annually from 1st April to 31st October.”Dunrobin Website
On Route to Helmsdale
I captured some beautiful landscapes from the car on route to Helmsdale
On the A9 Near Newport
On our way to Newport I pulled over into a parking lot near the top of the hill. The views was stunning and it was raining. I got out for a few seconds, wanted to go and have a look at the graveyard and the views from there. But it started raining real hard. We waited for a few minutes and then decided to rather continue our journey to Scrabster. We did not know the road or how busy it was going to be at the ferry.
Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.
Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.
Have a fabulous day.