After Dundee, we were off to Inverness. Specifically, Tulloch Castle. The drive was supposed to be under three hours, but it took much longer. We had to take a detour to the Inverness Airport to add Jen as a driver at Hertz.
- The Castle was more of a country estate. So it was a bit disappointing that the Visit Scotland website listed this as a castle.
- The Castle was built in the 12th century, but much of it has been destroyed over the years.
- Before dinner, I took a walk in the countryside and enjoyed the bleating sheep in the fields.
- At 9 pm there was a ghost tour. It began at 9:30 because the tour guide was also the host and waiter at the bar.
- We were led into the dungeon which has survived since it was built in 1126.
- Jen had some true Scotch at the bar. Her opinion… meh.
- We cannot find a laundry-mat to wash clothes. We are running out of clean clothes.
- According to some locals, they used to see snow quite frequently but it has been very mild the past several years. They attribute it to climate change.
- The ghost stories were so so. Of course, it just so happened that a the gregarious group of guests were living in the most haunted rooms of the hotel. Fortunately, I was not. However, we were all warned that at times a ringing bell can be heard. I heard it. It was the desk bell.
- The Castle served as a hospital for British soldiers during WWII. The ballroom that part of the tour was the operating ward.