At Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart

At Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart, Scotland

 

This morning, I collected my tour group from lodgings at Broadford on Skye and then progressed as follows:

First, a 30 min drive to Armadale to connect with the 10.10 am ferry to Mallaig.

Armadale Harbour, Skye

Armadale Harbour, Skye, Scotland

Skye Ferry arriving Armadale

Skye Ferry arriving Armadale, Scotland

Crossing took approx 25 mins. On arrival at Mallaig we purchased a local map in order to fimd our primary target of the day, namely Castle Tioram, a former power centre for Clanranald. Getting to the castle took some time and entailed navigating a single track road towards the latter stages of the journey. However, we were ultimately successful in finding the ruined structure at Eilean Tioram or the Dry Island which is located at the confluence of Loch Moidart and the River Shiel. The castle is in reasonable condition for its page (perhaps 600 years old). Situated in a beautiful shore location, which is now remote but no doubt an important sea communixation route when in its prime.

Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart

Castle Tioram, Loch Moidart, Scotland

Interior of Castle Tioram

Interior of Castle Tioram, Scotland

After exploring the castle we drove back to the main Mallaig-Fort William road and stopped for a short break at Glenfinnan Visitor Centre.  Then we moved on to Fort William for a meal.

We next continued south, through scenic Glencoe where we stopped for photographs, albeit in less than ideal weather conditions.

Glencoe, Highlands

Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland

Glencoe and West Highland Way

Glencoe and West Highland Way, Scotland

After Glencoe we continued south through the Trossachs, past Doune and Stirling castles and our ultimate destination of Edinburgh where the tour terminated with fond farewells. This concluded a successful four day tour around Scotland.

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