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Travel Blogs from Isle of Jura
... appear on the other side. They called us to join so we did, then we drove to the temple wood and another cairn.
The next stop was Crinan canal where there were many locks for boats to pass through. Unfortunately we didn’t see one in action. It was a very beautiful area and if the weather was clear it would have been a really lovely place to walk. We drove to where the canal met the sea. Walked around and worked out how the lock’s worked. Some great ...
... Jura for when I return. Dinner at Harbour inn, which is the best restaurant in Islay. They have a lovely lounge area to relax in before and after the meal. I ordered game, the rabbit was very nice but I did not like the pigeon at all, and the pigeon and venison were really too tough to eat. The breakfasts at Bowmore House have been very well cooked and heaps of ...
... a sunny afternoon. A tramp through a peat bog. * my holy grail of Laphroaig, including munching on smoky barley and claiming my dram as a "friend of Laphroaig" * and then I still have to come a walk through the mizzle (Scots for misty drizzle) to get to the Bowmore pub for dinner. Dinner was a bit ordinary at the pub. The young girl serving me had the strongest Islay accent, I think she could not understand my ...
... stones in the middle of a sheep paddock which are believed to be older than Stonehenge, tramped through this paddock toTemple Wood at Kilmarten Glen which has stone circles which could be as old as 3000 BC. Very special visit. Then caught the famous Calmac ferry to Islay. This takes 2 hours 20 minutes, I thought it would be much less than this. The first part was good as within a long estuary/sea loch, however the last bit ...
The morning was grey and dull so we thought we would cycle the 6 miles out to an old chapel on the headland that the camp owner had told us about. The road was sealed all the way, but narrow, so when we heard a car we would get off our bikes and stand on the side of the road, hoping that patch wasn't full of nettles and blackberry. Keills Chapel dated back to the 12th century and grave ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed