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Glasgow and the highlands

Fort william

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A short visit to Glasgow so we just did a bit of walking, then some resting for my back!
We decided that a visit to the highlands was a must, so we bought train tickets to Fort William and headed there.
The journey itself was three and a half hours each way, but we got to see lots of beautiful scenery - starting with the outskirts of Glasgow (which didn't take long, and showed much "sameness" - all 2 up narrow houses in village like groupings), moving to gentle hills and lochs, then getting to steep mountains and bigger lochs. It was all quite beautiful!
When we got to Fort William it was drizzling (apparently there are less than 50 days a year when it's totally dry) but we just wandered round the town for a while, going through a beautiful Episcopal church then heading for the loch and walking round there till we found an old for which used to protect the mainland during wars and another old castle called Inverlochie (I felt I had to go there as Kate had mentioned Inverloch just recently!). We were actually wandering in the Grampians - another reminder of home, and we're at the foot of Ben Nevis. I keep being impressed by the mountains on this side of the world, and feel I could live here, while the cities for me are really just for visiting!
We had five hours in Fort William then headed back for another lovely view along the train tracks.
It was well worth skipping some Glaslow time for some highland time!

Posted by TandTtravel 02:35 Archived in Scotland Tagged trains ben nevis highlands

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