Ballater: Monday April 30

We slept in and then started our day with Arbroath smokeys and fried eggs before setting out for the day.

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Around Ballater

It was meant to snow but thankfully it didn’t. We went to Tomnaverie, a stone circle between Torphins and Aboyne.

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Around Ballater

We stopped off at the falls of Feugh before we had a late lunch. We ate at the Deeside Activity Park Restaurant and Farm Stall.

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I had Cairnton Aberdeen Angus mince with tatties and veg, and Dave had Ingram’s pork sausages with mashed tatties and veg. Food alone cost was £13.50.

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Lunch was bracketed by looking for a stone circle at Glassel which we could not find either from Banchory or the Bridge of Canny.

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We also went looking for Cock o’ The North at Aboyne Castle but despite the signs, it was not there.

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We came back to Ballater to buy pork chops and black pudding for supper before we had some time off to relax. Dave went to gym and I had a spa bath!

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We then went to a whisky tasting of 8 whiskys where we learned a lot about all sorts of things.

Ballater
Ballater

Dinner was accompanied by an apple and ale sauce – we had a bottle of Cairngorm Wildcat which we used and drank.

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