Eiiean Donan Castle, Clan Macrae

Eiiean Donan Castle, Clan Macrae, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings at Kyle of Lochalsh and drove about 15 mins to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, home to Clan Macrae. This classic and visually attractive castle is possibly the most photographed of its type in Scotland and has featured in a number of films including the Highlander.

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland

After about 1 hour we headed N W to Ullapool on the N.W. Coast. We navigated through some stunning scenery and on arrival at this village/ferry port availed of lunch before moving on again.

Ullapool Harbour

Ullapool Harbour, Scotland

 

View from Ullapool, Highlands

View from Ullapool, Highlands, Scotland

Next we headed N.E.passing through more magnificent scenery including such mountains as Beinn Ghobhlach, Beinn Mhor Coigich and Stac Pollaidh.

Mountain Scene, Highlands,

Mountain Scene, Highlands,Scotland

 

Our route took us through varied mid Highlands scenery where we witnessed valleys, moorlands, prosperous towns and even industrial scale peat cutting.

Finally, we arrived at the northern port of Scrabster and our lodgings for the night.

Tomorrow, we head south for Inverness.

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