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The Isle of Arran

Written on: Wednesday August 21st, 2013

A journal entry from: Europe 2013

Skye was to be our most northerly destination in Scotland but another time we would like to come back and explore more of the Highlands and islands such as the Outer Hebrides. For now it was time to head south and rather than retrace our steps we took a ferry from the southern tip of the island to the mainland. We did end up in Glencoe again, however as we had promised ourselves a visit to a seafood restaurant there that had won the Scottish seafood restaurant of the year award in 2011. The quality of the food remains high there and we enjoyed an amazing seafood soup filled with all kinds of the local shellfish. From Glencoe we continued south along the coast to the peninsula of Kintyre (Mull of - remember the McCartney song) from where we were able to catch the ferry to the island of Arran. It has been said that all the variations of Scotland's wonderful landscape can be seen on this one small island. This makes it an ideal place to explore on foot or on a bike and the lack of people makes it a very relaxing place to visit.



From Lori Staehling on Aug 25th, 2013

If Larry manages to time travel have him say hello to Jamie and Claire for me!

From Sharon B. on Aug 25th, 2013

Or...just take us along to find them :) Sharon B.

From Dominique on Aug 26th, 2013

En voyage en Ecosse... et rien sur le single malt? les distilleries?