Monday, May 9, 2016

Another Country, Another Bus Tour!

Heart of Scotland's Best of Scotland Tour:
  • Dunkeld Cathedral
  • Blair Castle
  • Queen's View - famous Highland viewpoint
  • Highland cows
  • Scottish Crannog
  • Croftmoraig Stone Circle
  • Kenmore
  • Loch Tay
  • The Hermitage woodland and waterfall walk
For our last day in Edinburgh, Professor Wolfe and HUM 1915 class went on a bus tour dubbed "The Best of Scotland in a Day." We learned an array of things from how the Jacobites failed to reinstate their desired monarch to the fact that most Scottish people prefer to think of the current queen as their First Elizabeth.

Our wonderfully animated tour guide Angela mapping out the route for our Best Of Scotland Tour

Group photo near Dunkeld Cathedral

Blair Castle, owned by Duke of Atholl, is on a 145,000 acre estate of farmland, forestry, rivers, lochs, and hills. We had a quick introduction in the lobby of the castle while looking at the displays of weapons that are owned by the family and their private army.

Angela and Professor Wolfe leading the class into Blair Castle

Angela was describing the importance of the elements through history. These included farm life, warfare, and transportation

Professor Wolfe gets close to a Highland cow for the first time

Here the class and Professor Wolfe enjoy the scenery from The Queen's View 

The waterfall on the Hermitage Path


Hannah's favorite parts of today were seeing the beautiful Scottish highlands and learning so many interesting facts from Angela.

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