Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Enchanted Forest

On Saturday night Wendy, Ed, Nathan and I travelled up to Pitlochry after the 2's game to go to the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry.

'Perthshire Big Tree Country’s award winning The Enchanted Forest® sound and light show is a feast for your senses. The event takes place at Faskally Wood and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors, at night and with spectacular imagery.
Using the forest as a natural backdrop, you will experience a lighting show that is, quite simply, out of this world.
The Enchanted Forest® is renowned to be Scotland’s premier sound and light experience and attracts around 20,000 visitors every year.'

We stopped off at the Moulin Inn for some dinner first. It was brilliant. An old inn with an open fire and a wee dog sat beside it. The Moulin Inn first opened its doors in 1695 – 50 years ‘afore the rebellion – That is Bonnie Prince Charlies Jacobite rebellion of 1745. So there was so much character! We all had a dish with Haggis in it and it was really good and spicey! I also had a wee whisky!

After our dinner we drove back down to the town and checked in to get a shuttle bus to Faskally Woods where the Enchanted Forest was being held.

This years theme was Scottish Myths and Legends. My favourite was the horse hologram and the fairies in the wood. It was well done but I felt the mannequins of Scottish characters lowered it's proffessionalism.

I didn't realise that Pitlochy had a Autumn festival on. There was so much to do. We may have to come back for a wee holiday this time next year.
Wendy outside a shop all done up for Halloween. Ed and Wendy on the shuttle bus thereThe enterance to the Enchanted ForestIt was really difficult to photgraph the lights and set up but you can see a clam shell with a pearl in it in the photo above and below a Dragon which breathed fire out of it's mouth.
Nathan and I on the bus on the way back. It was so nice to do something different. Thanks for organizing Nathan! I enjoyed our adventure!

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