June 12th 2015 Blog Post

This morning, we departed Glasgow and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First, across the River Clyde to Dunbarton Rock and Dunbarton Castle on the north bank of the Firth of Clyde.This ancient volcanic plug has a long history of human occupation, probably dating back at least 2000 years. In the early medieval period the Rock was the power base of the Kingdom of Strathclyde and much later, in the 18th and 19th centuries was a British military fort the cannon from which era are still in situ. This elevated ┬ásite offers superb views over the Clyde and surrounding landscape out to Ben Lomond in the Trossachs.

Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle, Scotland

Firth of Clyde form Dumbarton Castle, Scotland

  • Next, we visited the quaint village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. We ventured on to the short pier which offers good views of the loch (lake), viewed the pretty/colourful gardens and visited the church which occupies an ancient Christian site dating back about 1500 years with a Viking burial in the graveyard.

Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond from Luss Pier

Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Luss Cottage, Loch Lomond

Luss Church, Scotland

  • Next,we continued north, tracking Loch Lomond then Crianlarich and Tyndrum with a stop for photos at a scenic spot.

Loch Tulla Scenery, Scottish Highlands

  • Next, across the bleak Rannoch Moor to the stunning mountain scenery of Glencoe. We stopped for photos and then called in for lunch at the Glencoe Visitor Centre.

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

  • After a drive through Glencoe village and other local sites we continued north to Fort William on the banks of Loch Linnhe. We then drove down Glen Nevis to visit Lower Falls which was resplendent in the sunshine. We returned to Fort William spotting a herd of Highland cows in the distance.

Rainbow at Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

  • After checking into our lodgings guests dined at renowned seafood restaurant known as the Crannog.

Crannog Restaurant, Fort William, Scotland

Tomorrow we continue north to Ullapool via Loch Ness.

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