Holiday in Scotland – day 3

We enjoyed breakfast prepared by Ms. Nammary for the last time, before paying our bill and heading for the bus station. The bus arrived right on time. The bus ride to Inverness was quite uneventful. It did take us near Gleneagles, but there wasn’t much to see yet, only some fencing & extra wireless road cams. The only other place worth mentioning that we passed through on the way is the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry.
The bus arrived right on time in Inverness, after 3.5 hours of bussing. From the bus station of Inverness we took a taxi to the Whinpark hotel. Even though we arrived way ahead of normal check-in time our room was available after only a 5 minute wait. It was clear Inverness is a coastal town by all the seagulls, both quite hearable & visible. After a short rest we decided to go into town.
We first visited the Highland House of Fraser. After that we continued on to the Eastgate shopping centre. When we were done checking it out, we walked back in the direction of our hotel, and stopped on the way to check out the exterior of Inverness castle. We then had a drink at The Harlequin. For dinner I had planned to go to a restaurant which is recommended in ‘Scotland for Dummies‘: ‘the River Cafe & Restaurant‘, where we had a very nice & very affordable dinner. After dinner we returned to the hotel & watched some telly before turning in for the night.

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