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Glencoe

This morning we headed north to Glencoe.

En route we stopped to take photos of the offshore Castle Stalker. This was the filming location for the final scene in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

From Glencoe village, we drove partway along beautiful Loch Leven. Then we proceeded east along the Glencoe valley, and stopped across from the Three Sisters peaks. We hiked up the beginning of the Aonach Eagach Ridge Trail, where we had spectacular views across to the Three Sisters, and up and down the valley. We could hear the strains of a bagpiper busking at one of the laybys along the highway, which added to the mood of this beautiful spot.

We continued east, and entered the Glen Etive, a valley going south. We drove down this beautiful valley about 15km, enjoying lovely views at each turn. Parts of the valleys are cloaked in bright purple rhododendrons, making the scenery even more lovely.

We returned to the Glencoe highway, and continued across the Rannoch Moor. We then turned west along a one-lane track that followed the pretty River Orchy.

We stopped at a pub on Loch Awe for a pint. While there, we learned of nearby Kilchurn Castle, so we backtracked to visit. Kilchurn Castle was built by the Campbell Clan in the 15th Century, and its remains are quit impressive.

We returned to Oban for another lovely dinner.

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Castle Stalker
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Castle Stalker
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Three Sisters peaks in the Glencoe Valley
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Glencoe valley
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The stunning highlands of Scotland
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Jim checking out the view
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Pat relaxing while enjoying the view
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The stunning highlands of Scotland
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The stunning highlands of Scotland
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The stunning highlands of Scotland
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The picturesque Scottish Highlands in Glen Etive Valley
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Beautiful purple rhododendrons surround the lake
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So pretty!
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So many lovely views along our drive
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A river we stopped beside
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Impressive Kilchurn Castle
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Kilchurn Castle
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Kilchurn Castle
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More highland cattle
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I love the hairstyle!

Posted by Jimpat 12:42

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