Heading towards Killin
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
130Trip End Oct 01, 2012
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It did not take us very long to reach Inveraray, a nice town but nothing much to write home about. We drove through the town a bit and also drove to the Inveraray Castle where the present Duke and Duchess of Argyle still reside today. Sounds like I know all about it, but in reality I do not have a bloody clue who they are, and how long they have managed to hold on to the Castle. It looked pretty good but we did not go in. We are leaving castles alone for just a little while. An exterior view only. Nevertheless the drive was breathtaking and good roads. Getting a little hungry by now so we stopped at a village pub to have some lunch. If only I could remember the name of the village, then I could advise you to skip it, there is a better one further up the road. Finally we reached the village of Killin and what a beauty she is. I will quote the parish minister back in the 1790's " From Glens and Lochs, woods and mountains, many roads meet here. Two peaceful rivers- the Dochart and the Lochay- flow beside the village and join beyond. The winding of these rivers through the plain at the end of the lake, and the surrounding hills, in many parts skirted with wood, serve to render the situation of the village both picturesque and pleasant". More than two centuries later the same applies, we took the time this afternoon to explore the village and its surrounds and was a delight to see.
We are here for only 1 night but it will be enough, we have to leave some time for our visit to the Isle of Sky.
A very rewarding day with lots of scenery to die for. See you tomorrow.