Sunday, 6 September 2009

05 September 2009 - House of Dun

Today we headed north to see the House of Dun.

These trees greet you as you walk up the drive to the house - and if you touch them you'll find they're very spongy.

We were 25 mins early for the next tour so had time to look at the gardens, this picture shows part of the garden from the side of the house.

Looking at the side of the house from the garden.

Pear and apple trees that have been trained onto the walls.

The back of the house.

After the tour - which was very good - we had a quick refreshment stop in the cafe which was run by an American lady from San Antonio, she'd have been right at home in a stereotypical diner but was also right at home in Scotland. I took advantage of her Mothers recipe "auchenoat cake" which while it may look like haggis with a suet topping actually had more of a carrot cake texture and was delicious.

Amber got herself a crocosmia. I'd have liked the chairs.

Finally, a picture of the front of the house.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just for interest I think trees trained against a wall are called espalier.