The great battlefield of Culloden lies just outside Inverness, and further dark history can be found near Elgin, where Macbeth won his famous victory over King Duncan.
On a lighter note, there is a good photo opportunity in Pennan where you can snap your car next to the telephone box made famous in the film, Local Hero.
Comedy, music, sport and literature and all have a foothold in another of today’s waypoints, Aberdeen, whose famous children include Lord Byron, Annie Lennox, Graeme Garden and Denis Law.
The Links Hotel, Montrose lies at the heart of this coastal resort, and is within easy reach of the town’s beautiful stretch of sandy beach.
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