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This morning, we departed our lodgings in Broadford, Isle of Skye and drove for 30 mins to the ferry port of Armadale. Fortunately, the heavy fog evident at Broadford had lifted by the time we reached Armadale and our 1015am ferry to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland departed on time.

On arrival at Mallaig we drove towards Glenfinnan but stopped en-route to photograph the Jacobite Express ( aka ‘Harry Potter Train’) as it steamed through the landscape towards Mallaig.

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On arrival at Glenfinnan we viewed the Glenfinnan Viaduct ( aka ‘Harry Potter Bridge’) and Glenfinnan Monument. Latter commemorates the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 in an ultimately doomed attempt to take the crowns of Scotland and England by force of arms.

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Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan

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Next, we drove to Fort William, self-styled ‘Outdoor Capital of Scotland’. After shopping and lunch we drove down the edge of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe where we stopped by the Clachaig Inn for photographs.

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Next, w drove down the coast towards Oban with a short photo stop at Castle Stalker.

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On arrival at Oban we paid a brief visit to McCaig’s Tower, a 19th century folly which sits atop the town’s harbour and affords superb views of the harbour and locality.

Oban Harbour

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Next, we caught the ferry to Craignure, Mull and then drove round to our hotel.

Tomorrow, we visit Iona and tour Mull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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