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We went on a recce last night to Carn Brae Castle, as we are shooting there in a couple of weeks, we wanted to do a quick camera test as we knew it was quite dark and lit only by candle light, we didn’t want any surprises on the day as we hadn’t been before. It was a misty moody night, we had a map, and we got completely lost, we could see the castle in the distance, but a few twists and turns later, it disappeared.
Dusk was falling and we knew we had to find it, we really were in the middle of nowhere when a man appeared, he gave us great directions and soon we were there and what an amazing place. I am a big lover of castles, and I fell in love. Just big enough to be a modest family home, but it was a castle!!!
The dirt track was rocky and rough, our car bounced along nicely, probably losing a bit of its exhaust pipe along the way, a black cat darted in front of the car (we swerved so no dramas there!) but it did add to the atmosphere!
We arrived, the castle looming against the dark sky, propped up by gigantic boulders that formed part of the wall. It was AMAZING, I felt I had gone back in time. The restaurant (which is now is) wasn’t open yet to the public, so it was just us, the castle door was locked so we knocked and waited. I was actually a bit dissapointed when a lovely young man answered, i almost expected a wizard or a king Arthur look-a-like to throw open the door and demand “are you friend or foe?” So we entered, were taken up twisty turny granite steps into the depths of the castle.
The restaurant is so dinky and just wonderful, the cold thick walls, freezing to the touch, with small windows dotted about giving a wonderful show of light in certain corners, the candles flickered on the tables and the amazing aroma of middle Eastern cooking.
What an amazing setting and what a place, we cant wait to shoot there, it will be a challenge with the lack of natural daylight, but the character of the castle will be the backdrop for mind blowing photos. If you have never been you must go, we are certainly going back for a meal!

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