Around the Great Glen Travel Guide
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The ancient rift valley of the Great Glen is a dramatic feature on the map of Scotland, giving the impression that the top half of the country has slid southwest. Geologists confirm that this actually occurred, after matching granite from Strontian, west of Fort William, with the same type of rock found at Foyers, on the east side of Loch Ness, some 65 mi away. No map can convey the area's brilliant purple and emerald moorland, its forests and astonishingly varied wildlife (mountain hares, red deer, golden eagles), or the courtesy of its soft-spoken inhabitants and their sense of history.
In the Great Glen, cities have a range of accommodations ranging from cozy inns to expansive hotels; in more remote areas your choice will usually be limited...read more
Inverness, Fort William, and Aviemore have plenty of cafés and restaurants in all price ranges. Fort William has a particularly good seafood restaurant...read more
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Castles, fortresses, and battlefields: Hear stories of the Highland people and famous figures like Bonnie Prince Charlie, and absorb the atmosphere... Read more
His life became the stuff of legends. Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Maria Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the... Read more
Britain's newest national park is also its largest, covering nearly 1,400 square mi of countryside. At its heart is a wild arctic landscape that... Read more
Earlier this week, Consumer Reports released their annual study of the best and worst domestic airlines.... Read more
From the steamed cider aromas that hit you in the lobby to the local ingredients served in the restaurant,... Read more
You might not expect to find yourself amongst wine grapes a mere 75 miles outside of New York City.... Read more
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I realized that my other ongoing report ("UK TR, so far)" was now misnamed....so I am finishing here. I started it on the 2nd (or so) day of our trip, but now we have been at home for several days.
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