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Fyvie Castle

Grae in action on the flying fox

As Sunday was another bonny day we decided we should burn off our breakfast of sausages, potato cakes and black pudding by walking around the loch at Fyvie Castle. The castle has a staggering 800 years of history and surprise, surprise ... is said to be haunted.

We strolled around the 18th-century walled castle garden which had an amazing display of flowers and Scottish fruits and vegetables. There were even ripe rasberries which we picked and ate - don't know if we were supposed to. We also found the tea room which meant delicious cream tea and scones for afternoon tea. Just what we needed after our big breakfast, oh well we are on holidays......

As the sun was still shining (a rare occurance) we headed for the coast and walked along Banff Beach, a sandy beach with views across the mouth of the River Deveron and across to the neighbouring harbour town of Macduff. We made our way to Whitehills to join the queue at the local chippery for a fish supper, a very popular Sunday evening thing to do. Most tables were occupied or reserved but we were lucky and got the last one. It was battered Haddock and chips for all. Then we walked all the way back to our car (almost two miles).....and the sun was still shining. We stopped at a local park and both had a turn on the flying fox, hope there is not a weight limit.... it was lots of fun.

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