Cape Breton Island
has been voted the second most beautiful island in the world.
As you travel the island, you will see why. From
the ragged coastline of the Cabot Trail to the soft beauty of
the Margarees, the land and seascapes are a delightful feast.
Gaelic Sense Of Humor; is still very much alive, as you will
see if you venture to a Ceilidh The Ceilidh is a
celebration of traditional Scottish culture and the fiddle is
always very much a part of the merriment. Tour some of
Cape Breton's Museums and Historic Sites. There is very much
to see and do on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia's Masterpiece.
today the largest historical reconstruction in North America
was once the key to France's economic and military fortunes in
the New World. Over 100 costumed residents of the Fortress of
Louisbourg National Historic Site help visitors understand how
the Fortress supplied France with fish while protecting Quebec
from the English. The Fortress is only 40 minutes from Bryden
GRAHAM BELL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Located in picturesque village
of Baddeck, an easy 45 minute drive from Bryden Manor, the Bell museum
explores the life of Alexander Graham Bell, whose achievements
have touched all of us. Artifacts, audio-visual programs
and photographs tell the story of Mr. Bell. Plan to
spend a minimum of two hours.
BRETON MINER'S MUSEUM
This museum is located in
the town of Glace Bay, a 45 minute drive from Bryden Manor.
Don't miss an underground tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery, a
coal mine located beneath the museum building. Retired
coal miners are your guides. Then visit the Miners'
Village which tells the story of life in a coal-mining town in
the 1850's and early 1900's. The restaurant serves a
wide selection of Cape Breton dishes. The Museum is also
home to the famous chorus of miners-The Men of the Deeps.
Highland Village is scenically
located overlooking magnificent Barramens' Strait on the Bras
d'Or in Iona, a 30 minute drive from Bryden Manor.
The village is a living history museum and a cultural center
depicting Nova Scotia's Gaelic culture and history. Here
the spirit of pioneering Scottish Gaels is personified by
costumed animators. Hear Gaelic singing and practice Gaelic
phrases with the animators.
Welcome to one of the most
beautiful scenic drives in the world. Named for famous
explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail winds for nearly 300 km
(185 miles). It rises high above the shimmering waters
of the Gulf of St. Lawrence through the beautiful highlands
and plateaus of Cape Breton. Pools of whales can often
be seen just offshore and bald eagles soar aloft. The
park has 26 trails. The Cabot Trail is also a golfer's
paradise with world-class championship courses.
CITY OF SYDNEY
Bryden Manor is just a 20
minute drive to Sydney. Sydney was first settled by
Loyalists from New
York State, who were followed 20 years later by immigrants
from the Scottish Highlands.
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