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Address: Fort William, Scotland
Phone Number: 01397 704716
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Antiguo valle glacial, en Escocia, famoso por sus "paralel...

Antiguo valle glacial, en Escocia, famoso por sus "paralel roads", marcas del hielo en la roca de distintas épocas glaciares

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A trip up Glen Roy

If you're passing through Roy Bridge on the A86 make sure you divert down the road to Bohuntine into Glen Roy (past the coffee shop and Catholic church). As well as being a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're passing through Roy Bridge on the A86 make sure you divert down the road to Bohuntine into Glen Roy (past the coffee shop and Catholic church). As well as being a stunningly beautiful glen (enough on its own to warrant a visit) after about a couple of miles of single track road you get to see the famous... More 

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Malaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I reviewed this under a Geoparks review. The 3 long, level ridges on the mountainsides look like man-made roads. They even fooled Charles Darwin, but when you venture up the exciting single-track in your car (better by mountain bike or on foot) the reward is a stunning panorama of the effects of glsciation.

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Thank solo70
washington, dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The entrance to Glen Roy is a short drive from Spean Bridge (turn left on the small road after Darwin's Rest just before you reach Roy Bridge), but the glen stretches quite a long distance down a narrow road that winds through a small village up into the hills. The scenery is varied, quaint, and likely beautiful in all weather... More 

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Thank M D
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived here with only sheep for company. Truly jaw dropping. Well worth a visit to see nature at its finest. The parallel lines are easily seen and information well worth a read. Stunning views, amazing peace and so still.

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Thank 349Dawn22
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Simply amazing place to find yourself at. Dead end road, totally secluded,full of breathtaking views and... curious sheep :) Famous parallel roads giving an extra interest to the whole location.

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Thank hornblower1492
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had been meaning to visit Glen Roy for years on account of the geological formations of the Parallel Roads giving the place international fame. These are parallel lines etched horizontally into the hillside and represent the ancient shorelines of glacial lakes. I was not disappointed on my first visit in September of 2014 when I drove down the glen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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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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