Luss

This morning we departed are hotel at Craignure, Isle of Mull, drove a short distance down the road to the ferry port and then caught the ferry back to Oban on the mainland. The 45 minute journey was undertaken in good weather and proved uneventful.

Calmac Ferry at Craignure, Mull

Calmac Ferry

On arrival at Oban, we drove round the back of the town to visit McCaig’s Tower, a 19th century folly, and benefit from the stunning views from this high elevation vantage point.

Oban Harbour from McCaig’s Tower

Oban Harbour

On departing Oban we drove south-east passing through Argyll, Stirling District and Loch Lomond National Park to the heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we availed of refreshments and toured the village taking in the Church, Viking era grave, shoreline, pier and quaint 19th century houses which were originally built as homes for workers in a nearby quarry.

Luss Pier and Ben Lomond

Loch Lomond

Luss Cottage

Luss Cottage

Luss Church

Luss Church

Next, we drove on south to visit the ancient town of Dumbarton, principally to visit a personal ancestral site of Castle Street where much of the old housing has been demolished.

Castle Street, DumbartonCastle Street, Dumbarton

Next, we drove on to Edinburgh passing first through Glasgow’s West End before connecting with the M8 (highway). We arrived Edinburgh about 6.15pm and, after checking into our lodgings, went out for a meal at a local pub.

Tomorrow, we explore Edinburgh and attend a performance of the Tattoo in the evening.

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