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Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber, Scotland © The Hebridean Explorer

Highland Glens Tour

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January — December

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A stunning Highland day tour following the ancient fault line that cuts through the Scottish Highlands - the Great Glen - from Inverness to Fort William, visiting Glenfinnan ‘Harry Potter’ Viaduct and Inverlochy Castle on the way.

Castles, clans, rebellions and ‘Bonnie’ Princes provide a brilliant history of the Scottish Highlands while the stunning Great Glen and Glenfinnan's ‘Harry Potter’ Viaduct provide the breath-taking scenery.

The Highland Glens tour begins at Inverness where we follow the ancient geological fault line that cuts through the Highlands - the Great Glen - along the banks of Loch Ness down past Urquhart Castle. After a short stop for photos near Loch Ness, we continue along Ness-side to Invermoriston and then Fort Augustus where we take take time to admire the Caledonian Canal and explore the village. Leaving Fort Augustus we travel to Spean Bridge where its Commando Memorial has a magnificent views of the peaks of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor.

After a lunch stop at Fort William we journey along the 'Road to the Isles' - a stunning drive through some of the Highlands most beautiful scenery. On the way we explore the Jacobite story and ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ with a visit to the Glenfinnan Jacobite Monument situated at the mouth of Glen Shiel - one of the most impressive viewpoints in the Highlands.

Here you can visit the monument and exhibition and if you don’t mind a short hike up a small hill track I can promise you a great view of the Glenfinnan Viaduct - now made even more famous by ‘Harry Potter’ films. Depending on the time of day we might even catch the Jacobite steam train crossing the viaduct. Our return journey takes up back up the Great Glen towards Inverness, but not before we explore the ruins of the historic ruins of Inverlochy Castle, a wonderful hidden gem of a castle that’s nearly 800 years old.

Contact details

The Hebridean Explorer
Inverness
Inverness-shire
Scotland
IV1 1HG
Starting
Inverness
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Castles History Landscapes

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The Hebridean Explorer

The Hebridean Explorer (John Alasdair Macdonald) is an independent tour guide specialising in private guided tours for small groups (up to 3) from Inverness and Edinburgh covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands including the Isle of Skye, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland along with Scotch whisky, Highland clans and history tours.

Opening times

January to December, Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 7.30pm

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