Visiting Scotland – around Argyle and Loch Fyne
Following on from my previous post which featured our visit to the Red Kite feeding station at Bellymack Farm in the Galloway Forest, we headed to Irvine for an overnight stay and then made our way to a pretty isolated and peaceful cottage at St Catherines on the shore of Loch Fyne … complete with red squirrels!
We had an excellent break there and once again were captivated by Scotland. We took a drive around Loch Fyne, taking the B road (single track at times) to Portavadie before taking the ferry across the sea loch to Tarbert. Once across the loch we headed down to Inveraray where we stocked up on some basic provisions, had a wander around and a visit to the excellent Inveraray Jail – and we can confidently recommend it as a great visitor attraction if you are in the area.
The jail is one of those places that has managed to make a decent attraction with just the right amount of detail well presented and at the same time retaining an authentic feel – we loved our visit there.
We will never get bored of going to Scotland
I don’t think we will ever get bored or tired of going to Scotland, you really don’t have to try hard to find the most stunning of scenery and magnificent enjoyable roads that link one perfect vista to another. I have lost count ot the number of times we have been to Scotland, this was my third trip this year and to be honest it felt as exciting and fresh as the first.
We are back again soon and already thinking about plans for next year and which are sure to include some time north of the border … and in any case we didn’t have time to get to the incredible castle at Inveraray which is as good an excuse as any to get that way again.
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