We landed in Drummore yesterday after a 6 hour drive. The disappointment was so immense that we’re back home 24 hours later.
It feels as though what was to be a week of exploring this region has been ruined by the squalor and deprivation Drummore offers.
Our accommodation was more than adequate, however the village itself lacks, soul, character or any attraction whatsoever.
Upon arrival we thought we had landed in a post apocalyptic wasteland. Rusting steelwork of a long deserted building on the harbour is a monument to how far this “could be quaint” village has plunged from what must have been a once thriving fishing port.
I slept fearing a zombie uprising and am bemused as to how the potential of this place to become charming has been downtrodden to near slum status.
The two pubs try but no cask ale (don’t walkers drink proper beer anymore?) and a feeble nod at karaoke nights was as inventive as it got.
The Scottish tourism industry should hang its head in shame over this blot on the landscape. There is tons of potential to revitalise this place but it seem a resigned shrug of demise is as much as it can muster.
2 hours from Carlisle sees you in Loch Lomond territory. Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to turn left on your journey northwards unless you have a ferry to catch. More
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