Nordland cruise to the islands of the Hebrides. The circumnavigation of the British Isles is a popular cruise route in Northern Europe in the summer. Here you have the opportunity to visit Islands and island groups in the North of Scotland. For example the Hebrides. The pretty harbour town of Oban with his timber-framed station, an elegant promenade and a picturesque Pier is a destination and starting point for excursions. On a hill above the city a copy of the Roman coliseum in the form of a giant marzipan cake, called Mac Craig’s Tower, at the expense of an Obaner is to bankers turn of the century built.
We booked a boat trip boat trip. The passenger steamer with two bright red chimneys anchored between many colorful fishing boats, such as a Swan in a flock of ducks. Brass plates indicate that he in 1926 was built in Glasgow and in Calais and Dunkirk used in 1940 when the British troop withdrawal. The cosy ship now enters the most beautiful routes on the West coast of Scotland. We drive through the sound of Mull, along the third largest Hebridean island and the mainland coast. Castle ruins, lighthouses, cliffs, green islets appearing behind curtains of rain and are here and taken there by a hesitant Sun beams. In the car speakers the captain commented on the sights: the powerful clan of the Mac Daugalls built Dunollie Castle on the right and the more sinister Dunstaffnage castle on the left. The destiny stone purchased up by Scots from Ireland was for centuries in Dunstaffnage.
The Kings of Scotland were crowned here in ancient times. Then came the English, conquered Scotland and brought the stone to London. Three young Scottish nationalists stole it several years ago from the Abbey of Westminster. Thanks to Scotland Yard, the stone came back to London… Stories and myths many other stories surrounding the castles – stories of Celtic warriors, by power struggles of the Scottish clans of bloody vengeance and stirring up generosity.