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About halfway between Edinburgh and Perth lies Lochleven Castle, a tower house built in the 1300s.
It has the dubious honor of imprisoning Mary, Queen of Scots in 1567. Though she eventually escaped, she never saw Scotland again.
We left Edinburgh on Day 3 of the trip, via the Forth Road Bridge. There are three bridges spanning the Forth. The bridge to our left is a cable-stayed bridge called Queensferry Crossing, scheduled to open May 2017. The one to our right is a railway bridge which has been in use since 1890, and you can see the lovely rock at its northern end in the last photo.
The landscape began to change. We were entering the Highlands.
After a stop at Lochleven Castle for tea, we continued to Farleyer Lodge where we would spend the remainder of our trip--with jaunts from this lovely rallying point. Enjoy the photos of the lodge below. It is nestled in the woods with beautiful gardens spilling from its front doors. I spent many peaceful moments soaking in the scenery most mornings.
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