Falls of Foyers, Loch Ness, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Grantown-on-Spey in the Scottish Highlands and embarked on Day 4 of our tour as follows:

First we drove north towards Inverness then turned east to visit the prehistoric cemetery known as Clava Cairns which dates back to the period 2000BC to 1000BC. Here can be viewed burial cairns and stone circles in what must have been a special site during the Bronze Age.

Clava Cairns, Scotland

Next, we drove to nearby Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle on British soil which took place in 1746 between the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie ( Jacobites) and a British Army under General Cumberland. Forces of the latter prevailed.

Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

At Culloden we were able to view a small group of Highland Cows, a breed which are normally docile and photogenic.

Highland Cows at Culloden, Scotland

Next we drove into Inverness where guests visited shops.

Inverness Street Scene

River Ness at Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland

 

Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue

Next, our plans to drive down the A82 to Castle Urquhart on the west side of Loch Ness were thwarted by traffic disruption. Instead we travelled on a minor road, down the east side of the famous loch and stopped to view the impressive vertical waterfall known as the Falls of Foyers.

Loch Ness, Scotland

Falls of Foyers, Loch Ness, Scotland

Video clip of Falls of Foyers

Next, we continued down the east of Loch Ness to Fort Augustus and then on to Fort William and our lodgings for the night on the banks of Loch Linnhe.

Loch Linnhe, Scotland

Tomorrow, we visit Glencoe and other sites.

 

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