Today, we visited two glens (valleys) within range of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

First, we drove north to Spean Bridge then east to connect with Loch Laggan in Glean Spean. Purpose of this trip was twofold:

  • View Adverikie Castle.
  • Visit Cille Choirill,a 15th-century Roman Catholic Church and associated burial ground.

Both of the above sites featured in the TV series ‘Monarch of the Glen’.

Adverikie Castle can only be viewed from the opposite side of Loch Laggan. However, visibility was poor today and image below is from the writer’s archive.

Adverikie Castle, Scotland

The Cille Choirill (Killichurrel) site is dedicated to St Kerrill. It may have been built by Cameron of Lochiel. Being at high elevation Cille Choirill afforded excellent views of the local landscape.

Cille Choirill, Glean Spean

Glean Spean

Cille Choirill, Roy Bridge

Next, we returned to Fort William for refreshments then S.E. down Glen Nevis (a valley) to the Lower Falls waterfall and returned the same way. Again, we benefited from excellent views of the local landscape not to mention the numerous sheep who were happily chewing their cud in close proximity to the road.

Video clips of drive through Glen Nevis

Glen Nevis, Scotland

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

Finally, in early afternoon, we returned to Fort William where guests availed of free time.

Loch Linnhe at Fort William

Jacobite Express Steam Train at Fort William Station.

Fort William High Street

Tomorrow, we visit Glen Etive.

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