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Alastair's Holiday around Pitlochry
Day 7

Today I went to Aberfeldy where I was going to visit the Cranogh which is a model of one that was built in Scotland around 2,500 years ago.  The inside photos didn't come out too well but I've kept in a couple just to give you an idea of the inside.

On the way to Aberfeldy I notices a Lime Kiln so stopped to take a photograph...

The Lime-Kiln

Views from the Cronagh onto Loch Tay

The inside was huge and very comfortable. They had the ability to do a kind of double glazing when the winter came along.  You'll not the loom above and there looked to be an inner circle of seats around the fire with rooms off for sleeping, storing food, part for animals, etc. As straw and grass was laid over the wooden boards it was easy to get rid of it down the cracks in the floor and then to lay new fresh material in its place.

The guide was excellent and provided a most interesting commentary on the Cronagh and the life people lived there. She concluded the tour by taking us to a craft centre to show how they did things in that time period.  She concluded by creating fire and an excellent job she did of it as well.

The above pictures are of Menzies Castle which you pass on your way to Aberfeldy although I visited this on the way back. Impressive castle in excellent condition and would be of great interest to the Clan Menzies and in fact the Clan Menzies Society of America helped greatly to restore the castle. Inside you will find many portraits of Menzies and there was also one who was Prime Minister of Australia.

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