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Stunning place

Simply amazing place to find yourself at. Dead end road, totally secluded,full of breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
hornblower1492
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Great day out for any hill enthusiast or geologist.

I had been meaning to visit Glen Roy for years on account of the geological formations of the... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2015
John C
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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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Antiguo valle glacial, en Escocia, famoso por sus "paralel roads", marcas del hielo en la roca de distintas épocas glaciares
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Roybridge PH31 4AH, Scotland
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Reviewed 7 September 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.

2  Thank hornblower1492
Reviewed 2 March 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...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 2 July 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...More

5  Thank Sharan_Man
Reviewed 24 June 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...More

2  Thank McdonaldsLinlithgow
Reviewed 9 June 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....More

3  Thank Andrea I
Reviewed 27 May 2014

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...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 16 January 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...More

Thank gregmuzz
Reviewed 9 August 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...More

1  Thank ailismum
Reviewed 8 June 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...More

2  Thank clayacres
Reviewed 30 November 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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