Oban – Monday 8th July 2019

We left Kyle of Lochalsh and headed for the Isle of Skye, stopping on the way at the picturesque Eilean Donan.  The first castle was built here in the 13th century and was added to over the years, but it fell into a state of disrepair and was empty for years.  It was purchased in 1911 and renovated by a man called Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap and the restoration took 21 years to complete.  After taking some photographs we headed for Skye, where we spent the day exploring this beautiful island.

After leaving Skye we headed south to our next destination of Oban, driving across to Fort William and past Ben Nevis on the way.  We arrived in Oban in the early evening and visited the Waterstones which is located in an attractive former hotel built in 1891.

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Oban map

Eilean Donan

Isle of Skye – Portree

Isle of Skye – Glenbrittle

Isle of Skye – clockwise from top leftBlackhill Waterfall, River Snizort, looking towards Bracadale, Broadford

Ben  Nevis

Oban Ben Nevis

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