We packed up and got ready to head out of Oban. First we made a quick stop at McCaig's Tower on the top of the hill looking down at Oban. For the first time on the trip we actually had rain. Not too bad, but we got pretty damp.
On the grounds of the castle is also a little chapel. Apparently it's a "stunning" example of 13th century architecture.
Soon after that, we begin to hit the lochs. This area was absolutely stunning. First was Loch Lochy and then Loch Ness. Also along the way, we stopped at the Ben Nevis distillery and paused to photograph the mountain as well. If I haven't mentioned it before, R and I have been having quite an education in Whisky. This was one of many distillery stops on the road.
Along the border of Loch Ness, we discovered Urquhart Castle. This one was amazing. Huge and imposing, it overlooks the loch. I'll talk more about Loch Ness in tomorrow's post. In the meantime, enjoy the views of this 13th century castle.
We moved on to Inverness after that. We didn't to too much that first night. A few drinks in our hotel bar and a steak dinner at a lovely little place in town. We did however finally eat haggis. Surprisingly it was really good. Very flavorful and not at all suspect.
In our walk around town we saw some lovely views.