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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Scottish holidays 2013: The stunning West Coast

Somewhere in that mass should be Ben Nevis: 
the road from Laggan to Spean Bridge 

In 2011 for Netta's Tours it was the Outer Hebrides. 2012 it was Orkney. For 2013 it is the West Coast and John O'Groats. We left Newtonmore this morning heading down through Laggan to Spean Bridge and then onto Invergarry, where we headed off west. Heading through Dornie to Loch Carron and then the spectacular drive over the steep narrow road to Applecross, where we had a extremely good lunch at the Applecross Inn. It is rare that I find so many tempting choices on a menu. 

After lunch it was northwards along the coast of the Applecross Peninsula – just breathtaking views across to Skye and the Outer Hebrides – then northwards through Torridon up to Gairloch and the Myrtle Bank Hotel. With the every changing scenery and light it was almost impossible not to take non-stop photos!!    

Eilean Donan Castle 

Looking from Applecross to the Cuillins and Skye (above and below)


 The excellent Applecross Inn

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