We did the Rabbies tour to go see the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Highland Perthshire and we went looking for Nessie in Loch NessLoch Ness.
Glencoe is perhaps Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glen. Glencoe is also arguably Scotland’s most historic glen, and it was recently voted as Scotland’s most romantic glen.
The first historical figure connected with Glencoe was Fingal, one of the greatest Celtic heroes and leader of the Feinn, warriors of Gaelic mythology. The glen was his legendary home.
We learnt about the Massacre of Glencoe in 17th century, when disputes flared up between the Glencoe MacDonalds and the neighbouring Argyll Campbells. The MacDonalds were forever associated with Royalist and rebel causes, while the Campbells became involved with the authority of government. It was a tragic battle between two very different ways of life – the carefree and somewhat lawless highlanders, and the ruthless central government.
Looking for Nessie in Loch Ness
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch or lake in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 23 miles southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as “Nessie“. We took a cruise boat around the lake to look for ourselves. The kiddos kept looking for him in vain, D claimed he spotted this elusive monster but I will let you be the judge.