Tuesday travels. . . Tomnahurich, Hill of the Fairies, Inverness

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Yes it is cemetery gates and you may be asking what this has to do with our travels.  Tomnahurich, Hill of the Fairies, is a place I visited as a child when I was on a caravaning holiday with my father and brother and sisters.  I remember enjoying wandering around the hillside reading the inscriptions on the gravestones and being surprised at how many were memorials for young people.  The cemetery is very old and so the gravestones go back many years to when infant death was common.  The cemetery had a lasting impression on me and that is why I wanted to revisit it.

We were staying in Inverness and I convinced my husband that it would be a good idea to see if we could locate the cemetery and we started off by walking along the banks of the river Ness.

We then visited the Botanical Gardens.

We followed along the banks of the Caledonian Canal and came across a swing bridge just as it was being opened.

after which we caught a glimpse of the cemetery.The view from the top of the cemetery is lovely, you wouldn’t think you were in a city.There is a wonderful website that tells you all about the Fairy Hill and I encourage you to read it.  It will help you understand why I wanted to make the trip back to the cemetery.

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    How great that you found the cemetery again. I enjoy visiting cemeterys and this is one I will probably not see. What lovely stories about Fairy Hill, I loved the ancient prophesies.

    1. suth2 says:

      It brought back so many memories when I revisited the cemetery.

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