I'll start with our trip to Brodie Castle. It's free to walk in the gardens and grounds and they have a smashing gift shop and tea room. Tours of the castle are available, but you can't take photos inside and tours just remind me of school trips. I prefer to wander on my own. ;-)
My first wondering wandering was seeing this strange shape tree in the gardens. The one on the right - it looks like Buddha is sitting in contemplation. Or perhaps it's an Earth Goddess?
Here's a close up...
The castle grounds from the side.
Here's the view looking back at the castle from the edge of the pond.
There are walkways around the pond with benches. Very pretty.