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Travel Blogs from Fort William
... to have lunch and look around the town. We ate at the Tea Garden Restaurant right in the middle of the town. It was busy, but they seemed prepared for the surge of visitors when the train arrived. We walked around some--out to the end of the main dock, but not much was going on, then to the west end of town past the police station and the library. The library was closed today.
During the return train trip, we were on the same side ...
... that seems to be famous for two things:
1) The Jacobite Memorial (which is actually quite a way from the train station). A monument built to honour a very important moment in Scottish history. Bonnie Prince Charlie began his rebellion here, raising an army of support as he made an attempt to reclaim the throne. An attempt that ultimately ended badly for him at the Battle of Culloden.
2) The viaduct used in the filming of Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (the ...
... right at a little cairn, following a stream through the trees, coming out onto open moorland at Na Chapanan. It seemed quite easy going to reach Carn Liath and the views over to Creag Meagaidh were lovely, with cloud looking to lift off the summit, so we pressed on for the next summit.
We walked along the gently undulating tops to the second peak of Stob Poite Coire Ardair, by which ...
... were hit by rain and black
cloud which was heading our way. We were
soon engulfed in a massive downpour, for ¾ hour, bordering on hail. We simply had to put our heads down and squelch up
the 'track', which was pouring with water.
However as we reached the ridge, the rain stopped, and the clouds
cleared to give views along to the summit.
There was some fine ...
... Charlie and the Jacobites and also Robert the Bruce. The castle overlooks the site of the famous Battle of Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce took his decisive victory over Edward II and won the Scottish right to independence in 1320. You can see a long way into the countryside from the castle including a magnificent view of the monument to William Wallace located nearby.
After that we drove to the place where we stayed, a converted castle called ...