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Glen Roy

Fort William, Scotland
01397 704716
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Ranked #14 of 15 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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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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