Day 3: Stirling to Glencoe
After a lovely breakfast at Castle Croft B&B, we headed north towards Glencoe. Our first stop was the picturesque Doune Castle, site of Outlander and Monty Python scenes. Built in the 13th century, it was heavily damaged in subsequent wars like the Jacobite Uprising. Strategically located on a bend in the river, the castle eventually went to ruin by 1800 and recently passed into the care off Historic Scotland.
Following a stunning but rainy drive through the Trossachs and Rob Roy country, we arrived in Glencoe. A pop-in to the visitors center filled in a lot of historical and geologic information on the Trossachs and Highlands.
Nearby, the Glencoe and North Lorn Folk Museum was a treat. Filled with local material culture, or everyday stuff, we learned more about the Glencoe Massacre of 1692 and how that effected social change in the whole area.
We located our accommodation for the night, the Ghlasdrium B & B. We are always very careful when entering any place after walking through the rain, but we did get some verbal abuse from the proprietress about wet shoes. When we asked about face cloths or face flannels, she simply laughed, and said "Ach, no lass, I threw them away!" There were no top sheets on the bed, just the duvet, which raised some concerns about laundry frequency. It seemed quite clean, but we did have to ask twice to get the heat turned on.
We found a great dinner at the Laroch Pub in Loan Fern, Ballachulish and that sweetened our disposition for returning to the B&B, knowing we were only there for the night.