The Macdonald Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Macdonald Hotel Kinlochleven
They are charging only £10 overnight for a wooden cabin by the Loch and for single occupancy too!
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I decided to be lazy, sleep in, and only venture into
Glencoe to get breakfast and the 11:30 bus to Kings House. On the way I ran
into Elsth (short for Elisabeth), the Belgian woman from West Flanders who was
also waiting for the bus the day before. It turns out that you’re supposed to
book the bus ahead of time …
... it is! The first stretch rises gradually along the side of a sub peak above Glen Nevis. It then turns and rises steeply up a rocky ravine to a grassy saddle at 1,650 feet that’s named the half way point but is neither the true half way mark in either distance or altitude. Beyond that the trail climbs relentlessly in a few broad zigs and zags over rocky terrain that becomes ever more barren. And just when you thought you were ...
... on a rock. There were a lot more people here. Because it was lunch time and the ticket office was closed, we snuck though and avoided the £5 charge for the entrance. We get in, walk around, and climb to the top. We are loving Scotland so much already. We've been to the top of 2 castles already! 6. Oban - we get to our destination! Oban is this harbor town right on the water. It's famous for their seafood so immediately we look for a place to eat. We find a pub and order ...
... thrift. Jeremy kicked off Clarkson style about needing a "bloody
steak" and the staff relented into knocking us up some sandwiches. Scoffing
them down, the lads watered themselves with West Highland Way lager in the
snug Hotel bar. Then when it closed, we were moved to the lounge where
Jeremy tested our mettle with some Balderdash quiz questions. This soon
sent us to sleep.
Well rested, well fed and in good company (Charles Darwin, the ...
... without crampons. So alas, we retreated and made our way back down. Looking back from the West Highland Way, it was a pretty rewarding hike.
We reached town again and with rain setting in and wind picking up, we decided to try and find somewhere to stay. McDonalds Hotel did some little wooden cabins for quite cheap- perfect! We showered and sorted ourselves out, before treating ourselves to dinner and a pint in the Bothy ...