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  • Day5

    There can be only one...

    October 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Entered the Highlands...so so nice
    Along Loch Lomond (walked around Luss), through Glencoe and on to Fort William (all spectacular views)... We caught chair lift up Nevis range
    Love this area
    And saw a highland cow today (yey!)

  • Day120

    Fort William to Portree

    October 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    We had a big drive today taking in some beautiful scenery and sights. We saw the old steam train used in the Harry Potter movies; Neptune's staircase, a staircase loch comprising 8 lochs on the Caledonian Canal; the Glenfinnan viaduct and monument; Eilean Donan Castle and some hairy Highland cattle.

  • Day109

    'Over The Sea To Skye'

    October 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    Big driving day- first stop was Neptunes Staircase- a series of 8 loch to take boats from Fort William to the Caledonian Canal (a very long process), then out to the Glenfinnan Viaduct -used in Harry Potter as well as the steam train that travels along that line (known as the Jacobite Train). There is also a monument there & info on Bonnie Prince Charles. Headed through some beautiful country to the Isle of Skye (I may have sadly led us a little astray on part of today's journey😱😢)Read more

  • Day121

    Uig to Tarbert

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We caught the ferry from Uig, Isle of Skye to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris this morning. Lovely calm crossing and great scenery. From there we took the scenic route to our accommodation for the next three nights at Garrabost on the Isle of Lewis. See my next post for Isle of Harris and Isle of Skye favourites.Read more

  • Day119

    Fort William

    October 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    I got my first glimpse of the Scottish Highlands as we drove towards Fort William. Somehow the drizzle made for a better first impression with the mist drifting in and out of view. Beautiful! We took a gondola ride up the Nevis Range mountain resort where we were optimistically thinking we would see Ben Nevis, UK's highest peak, but it was never going to happen. Even if we had hiked the 2hour round trip there was no view to be seen on this wet cloudy day! However, we still got amazing views. Amazing views but so so cold! The wind just whipped right through our clothing and chilled us to the bone - time to get the thermals out!Read more

  • Day114

    Inverness to Perth

    October 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Beautiful Inverness at the top of the Highlands. On the journey up Loch Ness we detoured into Glen Afflic to visit the Plodda Falls. Next day on to the battle field on Culloden Moor, over to the east coast to Aberdeen & down to Perth.

  • Day125

    No Nessie!

    October 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We continued along Loch Ness and to our next stop for the next night - Inverness. Inverness is on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It's the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Our accommodation looked across to Inverness Castle, built on a cliff overlooking the river.Read more

  • Day126

    Culloden to Perth

    October 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    On our way to Perth, we visited the Culloden moor, east of Inverness, where the Battle of Culloden was fought, the final conflict during the Jacobite Rising of 1745, in which the government forces defeated the Jacobite army and suppressed once and for all Charles Stuart's ambition of reclaiming the thrones of England and Scotland for his father, James Stuart.
    Perth is home for two nights. It is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Nice accommodation and good pub where we ate both nights, about a 15-minute walk to get there...and great music.
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  • Day125

    Caledonian Canal

    October 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Off the ferry at Ullapool and straight on the road to our B&B at Dalcreichart, a small hamlet in Glen Moriston, Inverness-shire, 15 km west of Invermoriston. Just before we reached the B&B our headlights caught a doe and two little "Bambi" fawns crossing the road. No photo but a good memory to have. Our hosts (Martin and Ken) gave us a warm and sincere welcome which only added to the enjoyment of being in this beautiful part of Scotland. Next morning we went to Fort Augustus at the south west end of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle which sits beside Loch Ness, Plodda Falls near Glen Affric, in the Highlands and then rejoined the drive along Loch Ness towards Inverness - a lovely start to our day.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Highland, HLD, Хайланд, Kuzul an Uheldirioù, Consell de Highland, Cyngor yr Ucheldir, هایلند, Ylämaa, Comhairle na Gáidhealtachd, Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd, Çheer ny Gaeil, ハイランド, 하일랜드 주, Hailandas, Хајленд, Tanah Tinggi, Хайленд, ہائیلینڈ, Hieland, Гайленд, 高地

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