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Isle of Muck
Kyle of Lochalsh
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is such a beautiful place. Take a walk at dusk along the canal and admire the beautiful old houses. Do a MacBackers tour through the higlands. Cheap as chips and a fabulous experience.
, (Malaig), on the north-west coast of Scotland, is a lively working fishing port. Malaig has a number of good eating places, and of course being Scotland, an adequate number of pubs. You can get a ferry from Malaig to Skye, to the Islands of Eigg, Rhum, Muck, and Canna, and there is also another smaller ferry that takes you round past the mouth of Loch Nevis (where you can see Dolphins and Seals), to Inverie, to one of the most isolated Inn's in Britain (there's no road, and it's a 40 mile walk to it from the nearest road, 80 round trip) if you want to get away from it all for a while. Not far from Malaig, is Morar, where the truly beautiful Silver sands of morar are to be found. The road from Fort William to Malaig is one of spectacular scenery, as is this whole area, and you can also take the steam train, from Fort William to Mallaig, on the West Highland Line, which offers superb scenery, and crosses the great aqueduct bridge, near to where Bonnie Prince Charlie, came…
I expected to be blown away by
as I had read about how amazing it was, but I would only recommend looking around for a couple of hours at most. The whole place is terribly backward and a bit like Craggy Island from Father Ted!
We came by air from the south of England to Glasgow and by train to
--- the most beautiful journey ever. Our friends met us and transported us to their yacht in Mallaig Harbour, what a peaceful place. The next morning we were greeted by the amazing spectacle of a huge seal sporting with fishermen on the trawlers as they held up great silvery fish by their tails, and the best fed seal in Scotland leapt out of the water to lunge at the fish, where upon he or she was thrown some slithery fishy bits by the trawler chaps. Better than the telly any day!
Last summer my friend and I visited
. We had heard that it was a very beautiful an unique place, but when we got there we were simply blown away! There is a special spirit around Durness. Some may find the life up there too simple and lonely, but my opinion is that if you need a place to completely relax and want to experience a piece of the greatness of nature, Durness is the place to put on your travelmap. The "Balnakeil Beach" is so beatiful with its black cliffs, everyone owes themselves a visit to Durness!
is an amazing place. I went there this summer and it may the most beautiful place that I have ever been. It is also wonderfully peaceful. I could have sat on those beaches for hours. I didn't want to leave.
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