This morning, June 11th., we departed our lodgings and then:

  • Drove a short distance into Inveraray  for a stroll around this quaint and popular little little town which dates from the 18th century.

Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne

  • Next we toured Inveraray Castle, a fascinating 18th century mansion and home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell. This was erected 1745-85 from a design by Roger Morris and Robert Mylne. We saw the famous Armoury Collection, French Tapestries, fine examples of Scottish and European furniture, works of art and a genealogical display in the Clan Room.

Inveraray Castle

  • Next we drove on past Loch Fyne and Arrochar to Luss on Loch Lomond. Here we had a spot of lunch and short walk around the village, which sits on the edge of the Loch, taking in the Viking era ‘hogback’ gravemarker, church, and views of the Loch from a small pier.

Luss

  • Our next visit was Dumbarton Rock, former power base of the Kingdom of Strathclyde which, in its day, stretched down as far as Carlisle in England. Latterly the rock was equipped as gun battery in anticipation of  a French attack in the 18th century.The high elevation of this site (ancient volcano) offers superb views over the Clyde, a vista which was augmented by the bright and clear sunshine.

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton and Ben Lomond

  • Finally, we reached lodgings for the evening at Argyll Hotel in Glasgow about 5.15pm
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