Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument stands on the bank of Loch Shiel with a kilted Highlander standing on top. There is a narrow spiral staircase to the top for a 360 degree panoramic views across water , mountains and the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The monument was built in 1815 for the brave Highlanders who fought in the rising of the jacobite in 1745. This is where Bonny Prince Charles met clans chiefs to muster their men and join him in trying to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. Today it look after by the National Trust of Scotland .

Carrick Castle

DSC_0165-Small02JPegA 15th Century a tower house on the West shore of Loch Goil, Argyll, Scotland. Records show that Mary Queen Of Scots was a guest of the castle in 1563. In 1685 during the rebellion against King James V11 the castle was badly damaged by bombardments from HMS Kingfisher. The castle was then passed to the Earl of Dunmore but was left in a ruinous condition. Today the castle is been restored, and is now a private home. The Royal Navy still use the Loch with ships and submarines.