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Gleneagles is worth a visit

Gleneagles is worth a visit

I had never been to Gleneagles before, I am now asking myself, why I had to wait 52 years to come to this hotel in rural Perthshire, Scotland

… It’s amazing.

Gleneagles is worth a visit; in fact I would say it’s a hotel worthy of the group it belongs to; ‘ One of the leading hotels of the world’

Says it all...

Says it all…

The hotel is traditional, formal, relaxed and modern, all at the same time; the staff are so good, you want to take them home and have them organise the week ahead…

An amazing hotel, by any stretch of the imagination.

An amazing hotel, by any stretch of the imagination.

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The food is amazing, especially the breakfast, best savoured with your friends on a lazy weekend morning…

The Hattons and Bramwells, guests of Kinetic for the S.O.A.G. Balll, a night to remeber!

The Hattons and Bramwells, guests of Kinetic for the S.O.A.G. Ball, a night to remember!

OK we had to have one colour shot for those Duck Eggs!!

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The Rooms are amazing

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The bar is amazing, before dinner or after, with or without a dinner suit, the fantastic staff are on hand; and they really know how to make a lively Bloody Mary.

A special place for special people

Time for a spicy bloody mary…

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GleneaglesAnd I never even took the golf clubs, with my handicap it would have been an insult to the truly beautiful surroundings.

Of course any trip is really made by the people you are with, and in this case our hosts were fantastic. Thank-you so much for a lovely 24 hours of total decadence.

 

Waiting for the 11.00am all clear on the Centenary course

Stunning Perthshire countryside beyond the three championship golf courses…

Everyone was queueing up to play the Ryder Cup course, it’s the lovely established King and Queens courses that do it for me.

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To finish, this is truly a special hotel, I have driven past it so many times, I cannot believe I have now found it.

We will be back.

Once you enter through these doors, you become rather relaxed.

Once you enter through these doors, you become rather relaxed.

In the short time you have on this earth, irrespective of whether you play golf or indeed do not; everyone should go and stay at Gleneagles for at least a nightL1001831 L1001827 L1001824 – it truly is well worth a visit!

 

 

Some tigers on the beach in North Berwick

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In July 2013, our annual golf pilgrimage took us to Muirfield, East Lothian.

Golf anyone?

Golf anyone?

After a fantastic day on the course, the tigers were spotted on the beach in nearby North Berwick, as the sun came down, the fun continued.

Some tigers on the beach at North Berwick

Having been to Barcelona, Seattle, Dublin, Whistler in British Columbia and then Madrid all in one week, I thought it was time to come closer to home and reflect at the weekend on domestic sporting events of epic proportions – and nothing comes close to the British Open Golf Championship; especially if you are dressed as a tiger for the weekend.

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Tigers on the beach

Tigers on the beach

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The Lion sleeps tonight – not.

 

It has to be said that this was a special day!

East Lothian Local constabulary working with the gamekeepers to round up the tigers and one stray lion.

East Lothian Police rounding up the Tigers... Muirfield, July 2013 Apple iphone5

East Lothian Police rounding up the Tigers…
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The golf was amazing, but sadly Tiger was not up to scratch – even with our support he never delivered the result we were all hoping for.

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Tigers in the long grass, Muirfield

Tigers in the long grass, Muirfield

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Gullane Bents

Gullane Bents is a beautiful setting for an early morning or early evening walk. 
The combination of a sweeping long beach coupled to undulating dunes looking out over 
to Fife and the Firth of Forth, is a real treat as well as a mouthful at sunrise or sunset.
Gullane Bents

Gullane Bents

Gullane (from Scottish Gaelic A’ Ghualainn, meaning “the ridge/shoulder”)[1] is a town on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian on the east coast of Scotland.

It is also where my sister has lived for a very long time, I therefore have visited numerous times over the years, and at every opportunity I take a walk with her on the beautiful beach.

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

Gullane, East Lothian

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

The Bents

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

Gullane Bents, the village’s award-winning beach, is backed by large sand dunes that in recent years have become rather overgrown by invasive shrubs like sea-buckthorn. Gullane is part of the John Muir Way, a long-distance footpath along the coast between Musselburghand Dunglass.

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

More beach

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

And more…

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

Gullane Bents beach Scotland, Golf East Lothian

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