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THINGS TO DO  around here in Glencoe

Glencoe voted the 4th WONDER of Scotland

BEACHES and bays, West of Scotland

WALKS and WALKING around Glencoe

Why not walk up BEN NEVIS?

Touring the West coast  by CAR

CYCLING and FISHING around Glencoe

Local CRUISES on our West Coast

CASTLES, museums and GLENCOE history

The Outdoor Capital of the UK-active people

What shall we do to-day Mum? For short people

WILD LIFE around our Appin cottage

Local GOLF courses, low rates, free clubs

MOUNTAIN WALKS winter and summer

ROCK and ICE climbing Glencoe

SKIING Glencoe and Nevis Range

Ancient trackways for TOURING

Pictish BROCH Appin and Lismore

Easy Munroes - HILL WALKS

HISTORY AROUND GLENCOE

The truth about the MASSACRE of Glencoe

APPIN COTTAGES in the land of the Stewarts

The mystery of a VIKING Battle in Glencoe

West of Scotland millions of years ago

Robert the Bruce and Ardchattan Priory

The Knights Templar in Argyll

Bannockburn - The Battle and Argyll clans

The MacDonalds: From triumph to despair

GENERAL HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Where to Eat in Glencoe

Links for visitors inc cutting travel costs

Local SERVICES Ballachulish and Glencoe

Glencoe, Fort William and Oban News

Links to many Scottish holiday cottages

Fort William, Scottish Highlands                  

EVENTS in Glencoe and Fort William

WEATHER West of Scotland

Weather September/October West Coast

Safety in the West of Scotland Mountains

Navigating the West of Scotland Mountains

Advice on Driving on ice and in snow

Avoid speeding fines in Scotland

SCHOOL AND BANK HOLIDAY DATES

Trace your Scottish ancestors

Local cottages, Glencoe, Fort William, Oban

Tips: find Cottages the easy way  

Save on your holiday costs

Longer cheaper lets in the cottage?

Dealing with midges

 

 

Lochside holiday cottage near Glencoe Scottish highlandsfor self-catering, near Fort William.  Wonderful for local walks. It is a cottage on the coast of Appin, in the West of Scotland.   E-mail preferred  Not far from Ben Nevis

SCOTTISH CASTLES IN THE WEST HIGHLANDS

From North to South, Eilean Donan castle, Urquhart castle, by Loch ness, down to Inverlochy castle and Stalker castle on Loch Linnhe, on to Dunstaffnage castle and Dunollie castle both near Oban, Duart castle on Mull. Three castles on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, Mingary castle, Tioram castle and Ardtornish castle

 

These are some of the finest medieval castles in the Highlands of West Scotland. Most of the Scotland castles date from before 13th century, and were once built in wood, at the time of the Vikings raids.

 

Everyone photographs Edinburgh castle, with all its gift shops for tourists but the essence of Scotland is to be found in medieval castles such as Dunstaffnage castle, near Oban,  or its neighbour Dunollie castle.

 

Inverlochy castle is right beside the Highland town of Fort William.

Castle Urquhart towers above Loch Ness and a long way to the North of it lies Eilean Donan Castle.

 

Gillian and I love, in particular, the remote Tioram castle in Moidart.  Its neighbour is Mingary castle in Ardnamurchan. Ardtornish castle is by the Lochaline ferry to Mull.

 

On the island of Mull a short ferry crossing from Oban is Duart castle. The nearest castle to our cottage is 20 minutes away, one of the most photographed in Scotland, Castle Stalker.

 

Click on the page links to each of the West of Scotland castles for some of its story.

 

* Urquhart Castle

* Inverlochy Castle

    * Dunstaffnage Castle

*Dunollie Castle

* Stalker Castle

* Our cottage

Eilean Donan Castle

25 miles North^^

* Tioram castle

*Ardtornish castle

*Mingary castle

Duart Castle *

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Self catering lochside cottage for 4 modernised, £200 off low season