Rent A Cottage In Scotland

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Queen Victoria's Scottish Highlands

Queen Victoria more than anyone else popularized the Highlands. She traveled Scotland extensively throughout her reign but no place captured her heart as did the Highland areas of Atholl and Breadalbane. These two ancient areas make up most of Highland Perthshire where mountains, moorlands, forests, lochs, tumbling streams and mighty rivers form some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. I've tried to capture all of the most memorable areas of her journeys but as she spent an entire 3 weeks at Blair Atholl and Blair Castle alone on just her first visit, her adventures would be impossible to cover in a tour. The Queen kept a diary from the age of 13 chronicling her journeys. What a surprise to come across a book of her diaries and find that I had been walking in her footsteps for years and enjoying so much of the very areas that she talks about most. Queen Victoria's Scottish Highlands.

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