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Secret Scotland

  • By SilverTraveller SilverTravelUser_3533

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  • May 2011
  • Adult family

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I won a competition called 'Secret Scotland' and it was aimed at showing people different places to have a holiday. I asked my 30 year old son to go to with me…that's a bit of a privilage, getting to spend some special time with a grown up child! We drove to Ullapool from North East England where we live. It was a long drive but quite pleasant actually!! After an overnight stay in Ullappol, which surprised me as I thought there would be more there,,,we got on the ferry to Stornaway, Isle of Lewis. What a fabulous place Lewis is. Stark and beautiful..and you know what…great beaches!! Lots of rain..but great beaches! We stayed in a 5 star holiday cottage! In Valtos and I can't recommend it highly enough….a sauna and jacuzzi!! How special! We went to a Whisky Distillery…which surprised me as I expected something shiny and big. It was a collection of sheds and huts! However, once inside we had the most interesting and interesting time. They are expecting their first 'proper' whisky in October and it's like awaiting the birth of a baby! Next was a boat trip..one one of those dinghy type things like a lifeboat. It was awful weather and raining…but that made it more thrilling! We went around the island..all those little rock type island all have names..and our man knew them all and stories about them! There was a meal on a small restaurant at the North end of the island..it was just a few tables and the most fabulous food and views. Plus the company of my lovely son…. then…on the ferry coming back the air sea rescue decided to do an exercise with the ferry landing a helicopter on it!! A short break that ws more memorable than many longer holidays I have had!….thinking of going somewhere…think differently. It's worth it!



 

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