Day 3 – Langley to Ballantrae

After a relaxed breakfast we were on the bikes and bidding our castle farewell as we hit the road and started to make our way North. After a few miles of wonderful twisty farm roads we were crossing back in to beautiful Scotland!

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

A quick coffee stop at the ‘Old Toll Bar’ right on England/Scotland border was a great stop and we got to walk around the ‘Auld Acquaintance Cairn’.

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Shortly after the coffee stop we rode through the small town of Port William where I had spent the first eight years of my life growing up. Not much has changed in this little fishing town in the last 30 years but it was fun to reminisce for the rest of the day while taking in the great riding and coastal views.

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

You know that you are in for a wonderful nights stay when you see the ‘Relais & Chateaux’ plaque at the entrance to a hotel.

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

However, it could be in Scotland where you see the plaque, walk through the entrance and the fist thing you stumble across is a large pile of wellington boots (wellies) at the front door for guests to use to walk around the stunning garden on rainy days. We lucked out and did have to dawn on a pair of wellies.

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

We met in the library for a pre-dinner drink before being escorted to our table in the private dining room.

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

My parents were able to join us for an absolutely wonderful six course dinner put together by the castles chef and staff. Our wonderful dinner ending with a beautiful sunset over the island of Ailsa Craig from which stone is mined to make curling stones. Another great day in Scotland! :)

Scotland Motorcycle Tour, Day 3 - Langley to Ballantrae

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