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Glen Roy

Fort William, Scotland
01397 704716
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Ranked #14 of 16 Attractions in Fort William
Traveler Description: The "Parallel Roads" of Glen Roy are lake terraces that formed along the shorelines of an ancient ice-dammed lake, from a distance they resemble... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited twice - first time at dusk and the evening light made the view all the more stunning - friend suffers from vertigo so he struggled the first time. Also mesmerising views of Ben Nevis behind you as you drive along to the Ice Age landscape area/car park. Just so quiet and not heavily signposted so very few other visitors... More

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Linlithgow
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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have never seen other "Parrallel roads" quite like these and I knew of them having studied geography and geology. I understand why some people think other glens are more interesting but the roads are unique and , I believe were a puzzle to the 18th century geologists.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Me and my boyfriend found this gem on the way back from a weekend in Oban. We pulled over and dorve the 3 mile single lane track swerving sheep saying "we must be there by now?!" but when we got there we were not disappointed. Well I will rephrase that...I was not disapointed! As a geology graduate I found this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

parallel roads they are called. A perfect example of what glaciers have done to the landscape. On one of the plateaus there is a very interesting information board explaining everything about the geology. really loved the scenery, dreiging on the narrow roads, the atmosphere. if you can fit it in do so, you will be really amazed.

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Cheshire
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

To be honest i was a little dissapointed during my drive through Glen Roy, i was expecting spectacular rock formations, Actually i found it rather difficult to see any real features. Time would be better spent driving through Glen Etive where the scenery is extra special, dont waste your time unless you are into Geology.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Car park - information plaque explaining about glacial geology - gorgeous view - scary drive along narrow roads with few passing places - Brilliant! you can see the landscape and understand a bit about how it was formed - amazing to see a long ago shoreline above you some people wandered off up the hill but I dont know what's... More

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NW Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The view of the glen provides an opportunity to appreciate the effect of glaciers on the landscape. The explanation provided answers questions and it is eerie to look up and realize that if you were there in the glacial age you would be looking up at the shoreline above you! If you are interested in geology it is well worth... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

a nice little glen but nothing special dead end glen with only a single track road in places.a very important place geologically but the neighbouring glens can be more spectacular.if you want to visit you will need adry day to see lines of the lakes

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011 via mobile

Interesting enough to see and there is a very good information plac at the car park. It is a very tight single track road that can have farm vehicles coming at you. Take your time and you'll be ok.

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