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Jun 14, 2011 - Carnassierie Castle

We packed up and, reluctantly, left Islay this morning. We took the 9:45 ferry back over to the mainland (which is still a much bigger island), near Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula. We drove from there to Oban, but with a stop at the castle Carnassierie, about half way - located near Kilninver. Carnassierie Castle is a small keep built in the late 16th Century on the top of a hill in the narrow rolling valley to protect the valley from attacks. It looks like a castle built on an earlier small medieval keep, but it actually was cleverly...

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Jul 25, 2006 - Glencoe, Scottish Highlands

Candi and I have just left Glencoe, on the West Coast of Scotland, just north of Oban. It's a very small town, nestled between a Long Loch and the mountains, and very beautiful. We were only here one night, which is a shame becuase it's so nice here. We have reservations at a hostal in Buttermere, in the Lakes District tonight and tomorrow which we have already paid for, so were stuck. There is some religous convention going on in Keswick, so everything is booked for the week (Ack!). We picked up our rental car in Edinburgh yesterday...

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Europe 2006

Apr 13, 2005 - Glen Coe to Oban (02-07)

After the group split, we were left with five people including Jack, our tour guide. We visited a couple of churches, Glenorchy and St. Conan's. Glenorchy church has an octagonal chapel and the graveyard has some interesting grave markers. Walter Campbell began working on St. Conan's in 1881. When he died his sister Helen took over his vision, and before her death she set up a trust to complete the work. It was continually worked on until 1930. The exterior includes almost every style of church architecture and embellishment, such as flying...

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