I said goodbye to my cosy little hut at Glenwhan Garden and started a long driving day up north in the direction of Bellanoch. But there was time for a few breaks like this one at Inveraray Castle. It might seem familiar if you watch the period drama “Downton Abbey”, it´s the Scottish home of Lady Rose played by Lily James and the whole Crawley family came for a visit at the end of season three.
In real life, Inveraray Castle is the home of Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and maybe of the most beautiful castles, lying in a stunning garden. Even so, there´s been a castle on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s, this one was built in the 1700s inspired by a sketch by Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.
This huge kitchen impressed me probably the most, besides the garden and stunning surroundings.
The family entry into the house and garden – or the spot where Anna & Bates found a crying & smoking Lady Rose.