This morning, I collected guests from Glasgow hotel and then proceeded to:

Dumbarton Castle. This has long history dating back at least 1500 years when was the central power base for the Kingdom of Strathclyde. In more recent times (19th C) was reinforced to defend against a perceived invasion threat from France. Excellent views of the Clyde, and Greenock in the distance.

Dumbarton Castle and River Clyde

Dumbarton Castle and River Clyde, Scotland

 Luss on Loch Lomond. A quaint heritage village with church on historic Christian site founded by Kessog about 1500 years ago. Pretty houses and good views of the famous loch. After refreshment we moved on.

Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

View of Loch Lomond,

View of Loch Lomond, Scotland

Inveraray on Loch Fyne, a picturesque planned town dating from 18th C. First stop was a tour of the famous castle which is home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell. Guests toured interior whilst I toured the colourful gardens including pretty bluebell wood.

Inveraray Castle and Garden

Inveraray Castle and Garden, Scotland

Auchindrain Township, about 10 mins from Inveraray. This is a former abandoned Highland Village which has been restored to represent life in bygone days in a agricultural, subsistence economy. Small flock of chickens and a couple of Highland Cows.

Auchindrain Township, Inveraray

Auchindrain Township, Inveraray, Scotland

Finally, back to the hotel in Inveraray from where I am writing this.

Main St, Inveraray, Argyll

Main St, Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland

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