Inveraray Castle #BriFri
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Last week, I took a virtual visit to Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands of Scotland. Heather reviewed the Kat Holloway Mysteries–there are three books so far featuring an interesting viewpoint, the cook of an aristocratic household in the Victorian age. Tina mostly liked Miss Benson’s Beetle, the soon-to-be-released novel by Rachel Joyce. Jean is ready to give up on the author Walter de la Mare after reading The Return, which wasn’t as darkly thrilling as advertised.
Since we enjoyed our visit to a Scottish castle last week, I thought I’d look at another one this week. This one is about three hours south of Eilean Donan Castle and is situated near the longest sea loch in Scotland, Loch Fyne.
Inveraray Castle has been home to the family of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, since the 18th-century. The current duke, Torquhil Campbell, spends time at this castle (in the half devoted to family quarters) but also has a home and business interests in London.
I’m enjoying travel, vicariously, these days. So I was thrilled to discover the Rick Steves’ Europe channel on YouTube. Here’s his visit to Inveraray Castle with a bit of its history, interiors, and displays of family portraits and Scottish weaponry.
Where are you visiting via video these days?
Rick Steves has always been my go to on recommendations. I did not know about his You Tube channel. Thanks
I very much enjoyed last weeks trip to Scotland so happy you added more today. I’m with you,traveling vicariously there days.
Sigh. I wish I were in Scotland! I bet it’s not 107 degrees in Scotland. My book this week is one of the first English novels; it’s so early that it’s not really a novel, more a proto-novel. And the authoress was a spy, among many other things!
Adding this castle to my future Scottish itinerary! 🙂
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