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Happy Tours Scotland Glenfinnan and Glencoe Full day Tour

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April — October

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Visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the famous bridge crossed by the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies. Take in beautiful views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK and see the stunning Lochaber region in the West Highlands of Scotland.

Would you like to visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the famous bridge crossed by the Hogwarts Express steam train in the Harry Potter movies? Would you like to take in beautiful views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK?

Why not take a trip into the absolutely stunning Lochaber region in the West Highlands of Scotland, all in the comfort of one of our 8-seater vehicles?

Glenfinnan - the place of Prince and Potter...

We travel down the Great Glen to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where we will catch a glimpse the Hogwarts Express steam train! The Glenfinnan Viaduct, of course, doubles as the “Bridge to Hogwarts” in the Harry Potter movies, where the Hogwarts Express (the Jacobite Steam Train) delivers would-be wizards and witches to school for their studies in magic. The Glenfinnan Viaduct has become a well known film and television location, also featuring in The Ring of Bright Water,Stone of Destiny and Monarch of the Glen.

Glenfinnan is truly the place of Prince and Potter. Less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) raised his father’s standard at Glenfinnan, on the banks of Loch Shiel, in August 1745. Nestled here in the stunning scenery and beauty of Glenfinnan, the 1745 Jacobite uprising began, where Charles rallied the West Highland clans that supported his cause. In 1815, the 18m (54ft) Glenfinan Monument tower was completed in this truly breath-taking place, where Bonnie Prince Charlie unfurled his banner. The statue of the lone highlander at the top of the tower serves as a memorial to the Highland Jacobites who gave their lives for the cause.

The West is the best!

For lunch, wander around the town of Fort William, where there is a great selection of cafes and shops, in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain peak, Ben Nevis.

Next, we travel into (arguably) one of the most beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands - the stunningly beautiful yet hauntingly emotive Glencoe. Glencoe is well known for its spectacular scenery and its tragic past - the Massacre of the MacDonald (MacIain) clan in 1692. Visit the Glencoe Massacre Monument, and also gaze across Loch Leven to the eerie and unaccessible Eilean Munde, the ancient burial ground of the MacDonalds of Glencoe, the Stewarts of Ballachulish and the Camerons of Callart. Venture into the heart of Glencoe, and immerse yourself in its overwhelming beauty and serenity, becoming part of its ancient story. Keep your eyes peeled because Glencoe is home to all sorts of wildlife, including red and roe deer...and you may just be lucky enough to spot a golden eagle!

We take our time returning back through the Great Glen, so steeped in history, myth, and legend. We visit the Commando Memorial, unveiled in 1952, in remembrance of those who have served in the British Commandos regiment, before and since. Lochaber was initially used as a training ground, selected because of the challenging terrain and environment, after the establishment of this prestigious regiment in 1940. From here, there are spectacular views of Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the United Kingdom (providing it’s a clear day)!

At Fort Augustus, wander along the lock gates of the Caledonian Canal, the 19th century feat of engineering built by Scotland’s most prolific civil engineer, Thomas Telford, “the colossus of the roads”. At the mouth of the Canal, admire the view of the entirety of Loch Ness, and marvel in its vastness (keeping an eye out for Nessie, of course)! Travelling back along Loch Ness side, following the route of the Caledonian Canal, we conclude the tour with a fantastic view of the formidable Urquhart Castle.

A truly inspiring tour...

This is an absolutely fantastic itinerary, taking the astounding beauty of the West Highlands of Scotland and infusing this with some fantastic “must see” attractions and locations. Please don’t miss out, and book this tour for an absolutely brilliant day out, completely packed with fun things to see and do.

Tour Schedule
  • Our Glenfinnan & Glencoe Tour runs from 22nd April 2020 to 25 October 2020.
  • Our Glenfinnan & Glencoe Tour departs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 22nd April and 25th October 2020, and every Sunday between 5th May and 29th September 2020.
  • We only use 8-seater vehicles for a more personal experience - maximum 8 spaces available.
Meeting Point: Check in for this tour at 8.00am at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, for depart at 8.15am.

Contact details

Happy Tours Scotland Limited
8 Rowan Road
Inverness
Highland
Scotland
IV3 5RW
Starting
Inverness Inverness City Centre Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Castles Film and TV History Landscapes Wildlife

Tour prices

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  • £80 Per Adult
  • £70 Per child
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Tour company information

Happy Tours Scotland Limited

Happy Tours is an Inverness based company, and has been operating since 2007. Over the years, we have developed the business to include Highland day tours and private tours around the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, and the Isle of Skye. We like to keep our tours small and personal, which allows us to spend more time at the fantastic local attractions and offers us an element of flexibility; this is why we prefer to use 8-seater vehicles. Pick-up point:- Front of Columba Hotel 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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