03 July 2019

Scottish Soldiers, Wheels, & Another Castle

A few weeks ago, on yet another not-so-spring-like Saturday, we finally visited The Gordon Highlanders Museum, just a few minutes' walk from our flat.  It is a small museum with a massive collection devoted to "the finest regiment in the world" according to Sir Winston Churchill, The Gordon Highlanders.  It was a pleasant couple of hours, learning about the last few centuries of Scottish warfare.  They even have a recreated WWI trench on the grounds.  When we paid, we received special tickets allowing us to visit several other attractions in the region for free!  Lucky us!  We had already used a 2-for-1 voucher for the Highlanders' museum!

So...last weekend, we got a Co-Wheels car for the day to visit The Grampian Transport Museum and Braemar Castle.

Ford GT40 (actually a kit car)

Datsun 260Z


Rover "Jam Sandwich"


A unique bicycle built for 2

Ferrari F40

We have passed Braemar Castle numerous times and even visited the grounds previously, but we had never been inside (past the shop/ticket office).  The decor is mostly as it was in the 1950s when the most recent laird and his family were in residence.

Robert Louis Stevenson is believed to have written the first chapters of Treasure Island during a summer stay in Braemar.

Partial photo credit to Pat.  xo

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