Friday, April 12, 2019

Loch Ness in Scotland

Loch Ness in Scotland


Journey from Edinburgh up into the beautiful Trossachs National Park with its rolling hills and stunning views. After passing through Glasgow and crossing the River Clyde you will arrive in the enchanting village of Balloch. We join Sweeney’s Cruise Co. for an hour long cruise on the legendary Loch Lomond. While you sail, a commentary by renowned historian Neil Oliver will guide you through the history of the land and those who have shaped the landscape over the centuries. Alternately, there is also plenty to explore in Balloch with nearby Loch Lomond Shores home to shops, caf├ęs and the Sea Life Loch Lomond Sanctuary, where there is a huge collection of exciting species to discover.
Continuing north, it is just a short journey to the traditional highland town of Aberfoyle. A community that has a strong connection to the land and the fairies that live in the trees around. Stopping at the Scottish Wool Centre, there are a variety of places to get lunch, and an opportunity to browse the local shops. Be sure not to miss the sheep dog display to see the art of sheep herding in action in a surprising way.
Next we take you to marvel at the splendour of the medieval castle of Doune. Built in the 13th century as the home of the Duke of Albany.
Take the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Kings and Heroes both real and fictional. The castle has been used in film and television for many productions such as Game of Thrones, Outlander, Outlaw King and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Explore the ancient architecture and learn how people lived over 700 years ago.

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