We have had a busy year in the Apartment, welcoming old friends and new guests too. It has been great to hear where guests have visited while staying with us over the past year, including climbing the crags on Cairngorm, tasting whisky at Tomatin Distillery, taking in the atmosphere at Culloden Battlefield, Paddleboarding on Loch Morlich, taking the train to Skye and visiting the Highland Wildlife Park. We thought you might like to see some of the places we have visited this year.
The photo below shows the gorgeous Gordon Castle Garden, one of the UK’s oldest and largest walled garden. It is being restored to its former glory and you can appreciated the sheer amount of hard work it has taken to achieve this. We particularly enjoyed seeing the old apple trees that were growing against the wall, one of the few remaining aspects of the original garden.
Balvenie is not only known for its great whisky but also for its castle. Situated in Dufftown a short drive away, it is an amazing structure which you can climb up inside to view the surrounding countryside.
Closer to home, this is Sluggan Bridge over the Dulnain River. You can walk from Squirrel Apartment through the forests to the bridge and return via a different route. The bridge was built around 1830, replacing a previous bridge that was destroyed in a spate flood.
Wishing you all a very happy festive season!
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