Glencoe, Scotland

This morning, we departed our Oban hotel, drove into town for shopping and then drove up to McCaig’s Tower, which overlooks the harbour, for superb views over Oban, the harbour and out to Isle of Mull.

 

Oban Harbour, Scotland

Next, we drove round to visit the historic fortress of Dunstaffnage Castle which dates from around the 12th century AD.

 

Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Next, we drove north, tracking the coastline until we turned off for a visit to the historic and scenic location of Glencoe. We visited the village, massacre memorial, Clachaig Inn and the Glencoe Visitor Centre. We availed of light lunch at the latter.

Massacre Monument, Glencoe

Glencoe, Scotland

 

Next, we tracked the eastern side of Loch Linnhe up to Fort William and then turned east down scenic Glen Nevis to Lower Falls.

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

After returning to Fort William we availed of some light refreshments and then drove west to Glenfinnan where our visit coincided with the Jacobite Express Steam Train which trundled across the Glenfinnan Viaduct ( aka ‘Harry Potter Bridge’).

 

 

Loch Shiel, Scotland

Jacobite Express, Scotland

Next, we continued west to the fishing village of Mallaig where we connected with the ferry to Armadale on Skye.

Mallaig Harbour

Knoydart Peninsula from Skye Ferry

On arrival at Armadale we drove round towards Broadford stopping first at Isleornsay to admire the views.

Isleornsay, Skye, Scotland

We finally arrive at our lodgings in Broadford about 6.00 pm. Here there are wonderful sea views.

 

Tomorrow, we tour the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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