Scotland Adventure

September 21, 2016  •  2 Comments

Dean Village MorningDean Village MorningI hiked about 45 minutes early one morning to Dean Village from my flat just off the Royal Mile. Dean Village was a mill town for hundreds of years before being incorporated into Edinburgh. I enjoyed a fabulous adventure to Scotland this past August. I took hundreds of shots, and though I have posted many, I have many still to go through. Scotland is an incredibly beautiful country, and the people are extremely friendly. One of the most beautiful spots I visited was Glencoe, the site of a Massacre of the MacDonald's by the Campbell's in February of 1692. The spot still has an eerie atmosphere over 300 years later. A boat ride on Loch Ness was also a highlight. The water was quiet, and ripples seemed to come out of nowhere....

We stayed in Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, which was a perfect spot to cover the historic, and beautiful city. I climbed Arthur's Seat, a 821 foot mountain that overlooks Scotland's capitol. Although Edinburgh has a plethora of incredible sights, such as Edinburgh Castle, The Grassmarket, Cowsgate, The Vennel, St. Giles Cathedral, Princes Street Gardens, and Calton Hill, my favorite image is of Dean Village, which is included in this post. 

Dean Village was first mentioned in historical writings in the year 1145, and had been a grain milling village on the Water of Leith for over 800 years. The name comes from the word "dene" which means deep valley. Today, it is part of Edinburgh, and a short walk from the center of the city, however, one seems to step back in time, when entering the village.

Please feel free to check out my galleries of photos from Scotland, as well as other galleries, which contain other adventures closer to home.

 


Comments

John Kenealy
Thank you, Heather!
Heather Winkopp(non-registered)
The photos are just magnificent. They show the beauty of Scotland in literally every light. Great job, John.
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