Monday, February 15, 2016

A little piece of tranquility

Sometimes you just need a little change from the routine to re-charge the batteries.  That was our weekend staying in the grounds of the very stately Blairquhan Castle in Ayrshire.  And, luckily, the Scottish weather was very much in our favour!  Clear blue skies and sunshine!   A lovely way to spend the Valentines weekend!

When you drive along country roads and see grand entrances with quaint little gate houses guarding the way.. and the sign which says "Private" I often think about what hidden treasures are hidden down the long winding tree lined driveways.   This weekend we got to discover one set of treasures!

If this castle looks familiar it was used in the 2006 film starring Helen Mirren "The Queen" as a double for Balmoral.

And we took in a wee bit of history too..

A fantastic weekend all round! 

1 comment:

Barb said...

What lovely photos Tracy and a very special way to spend Valentine's. I'm glad the weather was kind to you. It will be a special time to look back on in years to come. Your card is very pretty and the image is lovely. Barbxx

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