This morning, we departed our overnight lodgings near Stirling and then drove to Stirling Castle a former Royal Palace and military site.

At Stirling Castle we visited all main features including: Great Hall, Royal Palace (with actors in period costume), Chapel Royal, Tapestry Weaving, Military Museum and Kitchens.

Next to nearby Doune Castle for a photo shoot in context of the Monty Python connection.

Next we drove for about 1 hour to Luss and Lochomond. Here we had lunch and then visited St Kessog’s Church, walked along the shoreline and explored the quaint heritage village.

Next, we drove west into Argyll and our destination of Inveraray Castle. After a tour of the castle interior we departed Inveraray and headed north in persistent rain up through Glencoe (in near monsoon conditions) to our destination of Fort William.

Thisa evening we dined at a nearby pub and then inspected Neptune’s Staircase, a long flight of locks forming part of the Caledonian Canal.

Our lodgings tonight afford spectacular views of Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest mountain) and the Nevis Range of mountains.

Tomorrow we head for Isle of Skye.

(Regret, no pics or vids tonight as wifi here does not work. Will catch up later.)

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