Central and North Western Scotland

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Central and North Western Scotland

Central Scotland the Lock Lomond has been Glasgow’s retreat it has “bonnie banks” and “bonnie braes” it is important for being the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossaches National Park it was Scotland’s first national park since 2002.  There are cruise ships in Balloch the Sweeney’s Cruises a one hour cruise ride.

Stirling is an Old Town with noble buildings and cobblestone roads, a castle and a volcano.

Must see the National Wallace Monument and the Stirling Castle.

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Northern Scotland you have the famous legend of the Loch Ness it is 23 miles between Inverness and Fort Augustus.  The water is very cold and there have been search parties for the Loch Ness monster.

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Green Sea monster Loch ness by McKenna71 at freeimages  1157213_88276310

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The village of Drumnadrochit insists that there is a Loch Ness monster.  You will find a Loch Ness Exhibition Center this exhibition is scientific.

Don’t forget to visit the Glen Coe it is Scotland’s most famous glen there is history here.  The history books tell about the murdered MacDonalds by Campbell soldiers known as the Glencoe Massacre.

Western Scotland you have the Hebrides, the Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles it is an emerald sea where you can see dolphins swimming.  There are ferries from Scotland’s west coast heading for the Hebrides.  There are 15 inhabited islands and  over 50 uninhabited islands from Barra Head to the Butt of Lewis with mountain sights of Skye, the green of Iona, the whisky of Islay and the ancient stones of Lewis.

“The main islands form an archipelago of which the major islands include Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Barra.   Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland and the third largest in the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland.   It’s Lewis in the north and Harris in the south, both of which are frequently referred to as individual islands, eventhough they are joined by a land border.   The island does not have a common name in either English or Gaelic and is referred to as “Lewis and Harris”, “Lewis with Harris”, “Harris with Lewis”.”

Lewis is flat land and consists of treeless moors of peat.   Harris is mountainous with areas of rock and Clisham.   North and South Uist and Benbecula  have sandy beaches and wide cultivated areas of machair to the west and uninhabited mountainous areas to the east.   The western coastline of the islands is machair, and is a low-lying hill of sand with a fertile pastureland.


You can rent a Lodge in Castlewood in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, which can accommodate anywhere from four (4) to eight (8) people and they are pet friendly.  Look them up at www.holidayparkhols.co.uk


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