Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Exploring Old Inverlochy Castle

We took a day off from serious hiking and walked to Old Inverlochy Castle along the Great Glen Way.

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We passed a elderly gentleman, complete with tweed jacket and corduroy slacks, out for a leisurely stroll.

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We completely missed the castle and did not realize our mistake until we crossed River Lochy and looked back to admire Ben Nevis.  What a pretty picture the castle makes with the Ben in the background!

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The castle was surprisingly intact for dating back to the 13th century and going through lots of wear and tear in the meantime (several battles, plenty of forceful takeovers, etc.).

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We walked around the courtyard imagining the hustle and bustle that would have taken place here way back when.

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I climbed crumbling stairs.

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Jon sat.

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We walked around the perimeter and imagined where the moat would have been.

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These lovely flowers blanketed the courtyard.

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