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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Travel Blogs from Kinlochleven
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 …
... and adjacent ruins of the old nunnery. Iona is considered a very sacred site in the history of Celtic Christianity and the Christian community is very active here, running retreats and programs for people from all over the world. It is now an ecumenical centre, attractive to those interested in the Celtic version of Christianity, nature and feminine images prominent. I had time for a walk too, up onto one ...
... spectacular views that day. In every direction there seemed to be mountains, as far as the eye could see. The guidebook described it as "highland grandeur" with beautiful hillsides and clear mountain streams. We passed a lovely waterfall and wound our way down toward the town. Our book described Kinlochleven as an "ugly, modern village set amidst dramatic highland scenery." But we actually found it quite pretty and charming. It sits on the River Leven and includes a few ...
... 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 ...
... crags. Don’t laugh. It took me half the book to figure out what a “burn” is. And I’m not telling you. Scenery magnificent and going easy such that I reached Bridge of Orchy by noon, having left Glengarry House at 9. (A mighty 2.3 mph start!)
With 19 miles on the itinerary, including the treacherous Ranoch Moor, I carried the entire jar of peanut butter with me today. Can’t be too careful! But I had been a bit grumpy as ...