Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

This morning, June 28th, we departed our overnight lodgings near Stirling and then drove to Stirling Castle a former Royal Palace and military site.

At Stirling Castle we visited all main features including: Great Hall, Royal Palace (with actors in period costume), Chapel Royal, Tapestry Weaving, Military Museum and Kitchens.

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

 

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Great Hall, Stirling Castle

Great Hall, Stirling Castle, Scotland

Next to nearby Doune Castle for a photo shoot in context of the Monty Python connection.

Doune Castle, Doune

Doune Castle, Doune, Scotland

Next we drove for about 1 hour to Luss and Loch Lomond. Here we had lunch and then visited St Kessog’s Church with Viking era grave,, walked along the shoreline and explored the quaint heritage village.

St Kessog's Church, Luss

St Kessog's Church, Luss, Scotland

 

Loch Lomond Shoreline, Luss

Loch Lomond Shoreline, Luss, Loch Lomond

Next, we drove west into Argyll and our destination of Inveraray Castle.

Inverarary Castle, Argyll

Inverarary Castle, Argyll, Scotland

After a tour of the castle interior we departed Inveraray and headed north in persistent rain up through Glencoe (in near monsoon conditions) to our destination of Fort William.

Nevis Range, Fort William

Nevis Range, Fort William, Scotland

This evening we dined at a nearby pub and then inspected Neptune’s Staircase , a long flight of locks forming part of the Caledonian Canal which dates from around the 1830s.

Our lodgings tonight afford spectacular views of Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest mountain) and the Nevis Range of mountains.

Tomorrow we head for Isle of Skye.

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