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Driving by car in Scotland


Eleven days by car in Scotland, part 6:

  1. Day 1 - 3: Scotland: Edinburgh - Burntisland - St Andrews - Perth - Aviemore
  2. Day 4 - 5: Scotland: Aviemore - Drumnadrochit - Gairloch - Kinlochewe
  3. Day 6 - 6: Scotland: Kinlochewe - Applecross - Broadford
  4. Day 7 - 8: Scotland: Broadford - Dunvegan - Staffin - Fort Augustus
  5. Day 9 - 9: Scotland: Fort Augustus - Kinlocleven - Bridge of Orchy - Lochawe
  6. Day 10 - 11: Scotland: Lochawe - Dunstaffnage - Inveraray - Tyndrom - Loch Katrine - Edinburgh*

Lochawe to Edinburgh, part 6:

Map of driving day 10 to 11, Lochawe to Edinburgh, 391 km:


Lochawe:

Lochawe, memorial

Our host gave a tips to visit a nearby church. In the morning we go to the church, outside we find this memorial, we see a lot of them along the roads. Soldiers who died in the wars: first War, second War, Africa.


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk

St. Conan's Kirk, here we stay q long time and took a lot of photos, you will understand why.

They say Kirk, not Church. Maybe the name comes from the old Norway Vikings a thousand years ago, they ruled over a big part of Great Britian. In Sweden we say Kyrka.


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk

Loch Awe just outside the church, the River Orchy we followed flow into this lake.


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk

Usually I see the monster as out casters but here they have a rabbit!


Lochawe, St. Conan's Kirk


Lochawe, Kilchurn Castle

From the church we could see that there was a castle nearby. Just to figure out how to come to that place. In a sign it says that it was 1000 pounds in fines if we crossed the railroad. But finally we found that one could walk under a bridge and come to the castle, here we have just passed the under the bridge.


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Lochawe, Kilchurn Castle


Lochawe, Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle was built 1693 according to this, on another place it says 1475.


Lochawe, Kilchurn Castle

Loch Awe.


Lochawe, Kilchurn Castle


Dunstaffnage:

Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunstaffnage Castle.


Dunstaffnage Castle


Dunstaffnage

Now we drive northeastern to the coast, pass the coast town Oban after a while, to much traffic to stop there.


Carnassarie:

Carnassarie, Kilmartin Glen

Carnassarie, Kilmartin Glen. Ancient stones. We have them to in Sweden too, about 5000 years old.


Carnassarie, Kilmartin Glen

It was much more to see, but we had heavy rain.


Cairnbaan:

Cairnbaan Lock

Cairnbaan and Crinan Canal, more locks to see.


Cairnbaan Hotel

Cairbaan Hotel, a cup of coffee.


Inveraray:

Inveraray


Inveraray


Inveraray


Inveraray


Inveraray


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Inveraray

Finally the rain stops and a beautiful rainbow appears over the castle.


Inveraray

Viewpoint, but nothing to see a policeman told us, we was a little bit out of time so we skipped it.

We found a B&B in Tyndrom, it was not so easy to find it.


Callander:

Callander, Trossachs Church

New day, we have read about a lake that have a steamship, on the way we find this church, Trossachs Church. The sign says: All Welcome!


Callander, Trossachs Church


Loch Katrine:

Loch Katrine

We could read that they once had a steamship here, Sir Walter Scott.

Then we had come to the correct place we looked for.


Loch Katrine

It's a small lake, but I believe they had a lock system between the different lakes so the boat can travel between them.


Loch Achray

Loch Achray.


Loch Achray


Aberfoyle:

Aberfoyle

This was close to Aberfoyle. We now studied the map how to come back to Edinburgh in a short time.


Aberfoyle


Stoneywood ?

Stoneywood ?

This could be Stoneywood, a boy and his girlfriend let their old car rest after the steep roads, the engine has to cool down.

The car is an Austin Seven, maybe from the 1930s, you can read more here:


Stoneywood ?


Bo'ness railway station:

Bo'ness railway station


Bo'ness railway station

As we approach Edinburgh we see this exciting Railway Station. We walk around for a long time and looking, a nice conductor told us about the railway station's history.


Bo'ness railway station


Bo'ness railway station


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Bo'ness railway station


Bo'ness railway station

You must have seen this steam locomotive on movies.


Bo'ness railway station

A steam locomotive consume a lot of coal and water, here he is loading coal supply.


Bo'ness railway station


Bo'ness railway station


Bo'ness railway station


Blackness:

Blackness

In Blackness we are not far from Edinburgh after eleven days of car driving in Scotland.


Blackness

As usual we have not seen the tide coming in.


Queensferry:

Queensferry, A90 Forth Rd Bridge

Queensferry, A90 Forth Rd Bridge. That was our first part on our tour.


Queensferry

Now we have come back, we see this beautiful railway bridge again. Forth Bridge was built in the years 1883 to 1890 and has a length of 2529 meters.


Queensferry

Queensferry, at this place our trip began and it also ends here as well.

The journey has been fantastic and many beautiful views to remember. When I wrote down this travel report after ten years it was like that I have done this travel once again. I hope you also gives the opportunity to visit Scotland and maybe got some help or ideas from my travel report.

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