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Private Scotland Tour-Glencoe and Wallace Mounument

Friday, June 05, 2009

Today, we completed the final leg of our 10 day Scotland Tour.

Starting in sunshine at Fort William on Loch Linnhe, we drove down to the historic and scenic village of Glencoe which is famous for its scenery and site of the infamous 1692 massacre of local MacDonalds by a British Army contingent comprised of Campbells.

After a short stop at the Glencoe Visitor Centre we moved on up through Glen Coe across Rannoch Moor and down to Loch Lomond where we availed of a lunch stop at the heritage village of Luss.Unfortunately the church was closed but we visited the churchyard which features a Viking era 'hogback' grave marker which possibly dates back to about AD900.

Next we moved on to Stirling, driving round the foot of the famous castle and then to the William Wallace ( aka 'Braveheart') Monument. After a climb to the top and a photo opportunity, we moved on to Edinburgh and the Hilton Hotel for the final night -and fond farewells.

Apart from the all the sites and experiences this tour will be remembered for encountering virtually no rainfall during the entire 10 days-almost unheard of in Scotland!


posted by Catswhiskers @ 2:15 PM 


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