Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)
Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures
Your first stop for refreshments is in Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing your journey to Glencoe. The famous Glen features in many famous films, such as James Bond’s Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some Harry Potter scenes from the Prisoner of Azkaban. During your pause here, you have the opportunity to take photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald Clan in 1692.
From the atmospheric Glencoe, you travel further north along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William, which sits at the foot of Britain’s tallest mountain – Ben Nevis. There will be a stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break, before you journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in Harry Potter and is surrounded by mountains on the stunning shores of Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (not to be confused with the Hogwarts’ Express), Loch Sheil was the location of the “Black Lake”. See if you can spot a “grindylow” causing trouble under the surface! It’s also the setting for Buckbeak’s beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch on which Hogwarts sits.
Here you can take in the viaduct and a photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.
From Glenfinnan, you begin your return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small Victorian village of Pitlochry*. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and a quick bite to eat before returning to Edinburgh, where your Glenfinnan, Fort William & Glencoe Adventure ends.
Please Note: Prices are seasonal and will change throughout the year. The price for your selected date may differ from the “from” price.
*During peak months the itinerary may be run in reverse to avoid congestion at attractions and refreshment stops. When running in reverse the tour will pass through Pitlochry but stop at an alternative location for refreshments.*
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