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Travelled through the lush midlands and called in at the Crannog Centre on Loch Tay. The Crannog was a fortified island home during the Iron Age, built on the edge of the Scottish lochs, housing around two dozen people and their livestock, they were probably built on the water to protect themselves from thieves. Due to the stillness and the freezing conditions of the lochs, the archaeologists have been able to discover a number of these crannogs and have begun to excavate one in detail. At the centre they have rebuilt one of the dwellings and recreated some of the technologies used.

Instead of a direct drive to our accommodation, we took a diversion through the picturesque Glen Lyon, stopping for lunch at the post office at the Bridge of Balgie before continuing on through the midlands.

Stonefield Castle was our extravagant splurge. A 175 year old residence near Tarbert overlooking Loch Fyne. Our beautiful room had a four poster bed, lavish bathroom and our own sitting room in which to watch the TV. A deliciously fresh seafood meal at The Starfish was the perfect end to our stay.

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