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 …
... Charlie” country, and to Glenfinnan where we found The Princes House Hotel.
Our hotel is thought to have been used as a hideout by the Bonnie Prince during the Jacobite uprising in 1745, and is simple, unremarkable, and struggles to make any kind of statement based on appearances alone. However, it is comfortable, warm and welcoming, and we felt right at home upon arrival. At check in, we were asked if we wanted to know the menu ...
... loose shale scree, all from the glaciation of the end of the last ice age. We would periodically have to lower ourselves down vertical rock steps. It was so slow because, even as you were lowering yourself, you were dropping down onto scree. The mountain descended about 925m vertical drop 1.6 miles horizontal – about 36% gradient. It was crazy. Eventually, we reached the ground level, and we really enjoyed walking ...
... truely spectacular, much improved on the first 3 days, though the weather was also sunnier. This I could also ascertain from the bus as I travelled down through Glencoe to Fort William where I visited the A and E section of the hospital to have blisters dressed. No waiting, great service including scissors and extra dressings and didn't even have to prove I was Australian to get it for free, perhaps the accent ...
... exhibition, bought a couple of souvenirs in the shop and generally paid my respects to the Glencoe fallen. Sadly, there were no claymore demonstrations on this visit.After 1.5 miles back into Glencoe Village, I realised there was naff all to do there at 5.30pm on a drizzly Thursday. Feeling emboldened by already walking 13 miles on flat terrain, I decided to follow the road the full 7 miles to our nights lodgings on Kinlochleven.
I made it on one piece, ...