I often think of the wedding guests and visitors that travel here to Lunga. They're coming to a little castle, on a hill, looking down to the Lochs and Isles. Sometimes, they might think that we're a bit of a journey away - two and a half hours from Glasgow. Up a track. West.
But what an adventure they're about to have. Up and over the Rest and Be Thankful; Loch Lomond - side, Long Long-side, Loch Fyne-side; Mountains and glens. Awe inspiring views that will take your breath away, no matter the weather and whatever the season. Big peaks and little peaks and a Scotland that makes your heart thump. And thump. And thump.
And then you reach the track that leads to Lunga, turning first off the main road where the road is signposted Craobh Haven. We pronounce it Croove Haven. The track starts just before the road reaches the marina and I wanted to show you the view recently as we started to climb high towards Lunga. Because if you get married at Lunga, this is what your guests will see as part of the journey that brings them here.
Yesterday we had blue sky and clouds that changed the shape of the water; the view pinpointed the little pier jutting out into the Sound; our bevy of of Highland beauties lined up to greet arrivals new and old. The day was warm. Maybe spring is just around the corner. And then your guests will come inside, where the fires will be blazing and they can read or browse, or plan long walks and eat and sleep.
For me, the journey to Lunga is special beyond imagination. Encourage your guests not to rush; to take their time; to enjoy. They are entering Lunga time, remember. And if you are visiting us for the first time, perhaps like the lovely lovely couple yesterday, and maybe thinking about choosing Lunga castle as your very special wedding venue, I hope you agree that the journey is simply stunning.
|looking down to the pier|
|A lovely couple came to visit|
|a bit of history|
|making sure you're never bored|
|meaters and greeters|
|The view from the track to Lunga|
|for the quiet times|
|Lovely lovely people come to Lunga|