Jacobite Tour Boat, Loch Ness, Scotland

Thus morning, we departed our lodgings in Inverness and embarked on a trip as follows:

  • First, a short tour of the city including a drive along the banks of the River Ness.
  • Next, to Cawdor Castle, a popular visitor site about 30 mins east of Inverness. Cawdor Castle is a substantial building connected with a branch of Clan Campbell. Briefly, the castle is mentioned in Macbeth via the Thane of Cawdor, has a history dating back   years and benefits from a substantial and well maintained garden.

Main entrance to Cawdor Castle, Scotland

Cawdor Castle and Garden

  •  After an hour at Cawdor we transferred to nearby Castle Stuart Golf Club (where the Scottish Open is to be held next month)  for merchandise purchases.
  • Next, a drive back through Inverness to the Clansman site on Loch Ness where, with seconds to spare, we connected with the 12.00 noon boat trip on Loch Ness to Castle Urquhart.
  • After the 30 minute transfer to Urquhart we spent about 1 hour exploring the caste ruins and availed of a light lunch.

Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness

  • Next, we tracked Loch Ness south, down the Great Glen, to Fort Augustus where we watched a group of Kayakers venturing along the Loch and a small group of boats navigating the famous flight of locks which link Loch Ness with the Caledonian Canal.

Video of pleasure boat entering the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus.

Kayakers on Loch Ness, Scotland

  • Next, we continued south stopping at the Commando Memorial at Sean Bridge, principally to view the Nevis range of Mountains, including Ben Nevis, in excellent visibility.

Video clip of Nevis Range including Ben Nevis.

  • Finally, we arrived at our destination of Fort William from where we ventured on a trip down Glen Nevis to Lower Falls.

Video clip of return trip from Lower Falls to Fort William.

Glen Nevis, Scotland

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

  • On return to Fort William we checked into our lodgings and later dined at the Crannog sea food restaurant.

Seafood Meal at Crannog Restaurant, Fort William

Crannog Restaurant, Loch Linnhe, Scotland

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