Scotland Trip – day 4

Day 4

Today we left Edinburgh and headed towards our first stop at Culross Palace. This “Palace” was really more of a fancy merchants house in a rural area of Scotland ( see location : http://goo.gl/EqmJVz ). The highlight here was the gardens behind the palace and learning the history behind of the merchants business house.

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The palace from the wall of the garden.

The palace from the wall of the garden.

This palace belonged to Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock. Who was a entrepreneur born in 1550, he engineered a system which enabled coal mining at great depths. Before his invention miners could only go about 10 meters below the surface before water would flood the mine. His invention was basically a horse powered device that constantly moved buckets of water up and out of the mine, preventing flooding.

Artsy shot of a bee and flower.

Artsy shot of a bee and flower.

Selfie of Hannah and I in the garden.

Selfie of Hannah and I in the garden.

Next we headed to St Andrews which is a university town ( located here : http://goo.gl/6thzGg ). This is also the home of a legendary golf course and golf club, where all rules of golf ( except in the US ) are set. We managed to get sunny skies all day today!

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This shot shows the green grass of the St Andrews golf course. In the distance on the left there is a bridge where many famous golfers have had there picture taken.

Next we headed to the crumbled ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, which is a church which was knocked down during the Scottish reformation.

This image shows some of the ruined church and the graveyard surrounding it.

This image shows some of the ruined church and the graveyard surrounding it.

The ruined church from another angle.

The ruined church from another angle.

A shot up the coast from some castle ruins along the north-eastern shore of St Andrews.

A shot up the coast from some castle ruins along the north-eastern shore of St Andrews.

A shot down the coast facing west from the above image.

A shot down the coast facing west from the above image.

Another selfie of Hannah and I from the castle ruins.

Another selfie of Hannah and I from the castle ruins.

After wandering St Andrews we boarded the bus again and headed to our final destination of the day the Kenmore Hotel located near Perth ( location here : http://goo.gl/n03NYo )

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A shot of the clouds and mountains above Loch Tay ( lock means lake in Gaelic ).