United Kingdom

After recent years’ traveling to Africa and Latin America, we returned to Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. A wedding pulled us back to Oxford but we took advantage of our being in England by also traveling all around Scotland as well as spending a weekend in London.

Oxford & London Bookend Our U.K. Visit

Oxford & London Bookend Our U.K. Visit

From mid-July through early August, we spent time in the U.K., where we hadn't really spent time in many years. The first stop was Oxford and 2 nearby villages. Our young friend's wedding was in Stanton St. John and other long-time friends live in Chedworth. Thus we...

Oban to Isle of Skye in Scotland

Oban to Isle of Skye in Scotland

After leaving Stirling, we took Rick Steves' advice to visit Inverary Castle, where the Downton Abbey folks visited "Duneagle"  which is quite lovely, built by an early Duke of Argyll.  Next, the self-guided tour of the Inverary Jail--old built in the 1600s & new in...

Loch Ness & Inverness to St. Andrews

Loch Ness & Inverness to St. Andrews

Leaving the Isle of Skye via the Skye Bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh, we had spectacular views of the Sound of Sleat - the sea passage between the Isle of Skye and mainland Scotland. On the road to Dornie along the banks of Loch Dutch we stopped at Eilean Donan...

England & Scotland Travelog from July 19 to August 7, 2016

Tuesday, 7/19 - Heathrow to Oxford We flew into Heathrow, took the bus to Oxford, then walk 10 minutes to our MacDonald Randolph Hotel, opposite the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology. Our main purpose in the Oxford area was to witness the “blessing ceremony” of a...

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