Ballater: Friday May 4

We slept in late and had a mushroom, bacon and tomato omelette for breakfast.

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around Ballater

We drove to Royal Lochnagar Distellery where we had a wee dram to take the chill off.

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around Ballater

It got down to 2.5C and snowed! We drove passed Balmoral Castle and came back to Ballater for lunch.

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We chose the Balmoral Pub which is a great gathering place for the locals. I had a Magners cider and Dave had the local Deeside Brewery IPA (£3.40).

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For lunch I had tomato soup with bread which tasted like good old fashioned tinned soup! (£2.90). Dave had mince pie with beans and chips (£5.00).

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We then did a bit of shopping before stopping at Rocksalt & Snails for an espresso and machiato (£3.05).

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Dave went to gym while I read and then we went for a walk up to the hotel where we had a whisky each in The Study. I had Oban and Dave had Bowmore (£8.20).

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Supper was pork sausages with leeks done with mushrooms, bacon and cream. Dessert was strawberries and double cream, which is like our whipping cream.

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