West End Guest House
282 High St, Elgin, IV30 1AG, United Kingdom
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Elgin Cathedral Ruins
Bell Tower & Clock
Travel Tips for Elgin
The local soccer team.
Currently (October 08) in Scottish division 3 (thats actually division 4, as the premier league sits on top).
As you'll see from the photo it has been around a long time, almost all of it in the Highland League. The club joined the Scottish league a few years ago (2000, I reckon).
If you're in town during the season and need something to do on a Saturday afternoon, give it a try. We went to see them play Stenhousemuir in October 08, and got a 6 goal thriller. City were bottom of the league and 'Muir unbeaten at the top, but City came from behind (twice) to win 4-2.
Oh and the most important fact...my dad played for them. Only once, but it was a cup final, and they did win (long story, that one). Money, to get in.
Warm clothing - its cold out there!
A sense of humour, to go with the standard of football on offer!
Black Isle Brewery
The Black Isle Brewery is located five minutes by car from Inverness. The tour of the little brewery is free, it takes you through the whole brewing process in an interesting way from the grains of malted barely they use to make organic beer through to the bottling process. Your tour ends with some free beer tasting in the little shop. Here they stock and sell their award winning organic beers with tempting names such as Red Kite, Yellow hammer and blonde. I loved their slogan "Save the Planet - Drink Organic" If you like beer then this would be a place for you or if you can't visit personally - orders can be placed through their web site.
Open 10.00 - 18.00 all year Monday to Saturday. Sundays April - September 11.30 - 17.00
Some thing for the kids
The Wild Life Park at Drumsmittal North Kessock on the Black Isle in Ross-shire is a fun place to take children to see some Scottish wildlife and a lot more exotic species. Where else but a zoo would you find zebras and Alpaca? The children can buy some food for feeding some of the animals from the little shop. The goats have got so used to the kids with their paper bags of food - one jumped the fence and chased after Shannan to get the lion's share. There is also an education centre in the park where the children can handle snakes and baby chicks. If you are lucky you could see baby quails hatching - the birds are breed and sold on a commercial basis. If the kids get bored by the animals they can romp around in the adventure play park while you have a cuppa in the tea room overlooking the play park. A good time spent here with much laughter.
Open March to November 10.00 - 18.00 7 days admission Adult £3.00 children £1.50 the food for the animals costs 80 pence for a small bag.
The Fishing Boats have been replaced
The old fishing harbour in Lossiemouth is now home to the Lossiemouth Cruising Club and a marina . The expensive yachts are moored in two basins at a cost of £15.00 per night. While we were visiting in October only one basin had yachts on view but in Summer months both are full. Although the fishing industry has declined in this part of the coast you can still see some colourful little fishing boats bringing in their catch of seafood to supply the local restaurants and hotels.
The Bishop's House
The Cathedral was ringed along King Street with eighteen houses used by the Bishop and Clergy back through the centuries. The so called Bishop's House is the only surviving building left here. The house probably survived the Reformation's destruction because it was not the Bishop's House but was the residence of a precentor, the dignitory in charge of Cathedral music. The gabled side of the building is stepped - the number of steps denoted the wealth of the person who had the house built. This building is owned and cared for by the National Trust for Scotland they plan for the future to turn it into a museum.
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West End Guest House
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Address: 282 High St, Elgin, IV30 1AG, United Kingdom