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Our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, at our departure point on the Royal Mile. Departing Edinburgh's bustling streets, passing some of its most iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands.
We pause for refreshments at Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing to Glencoe. The well-known, dramatic Glen features in many films, such as James Bonds' Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, perfect to get you in the mood to visit the famous "Harry Potter Bridge" that you will see later in the tour. We pause here for photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692.
From the atmospheric Glencoe, we travel further 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. We stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break, before we 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.
We 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.
Departing Glenfinnan, we begin our return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry*. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and grab a quick bite to eat before we return to Edinburgh where our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure will end.
*During peak months the itinerary may be run in reverse to avoid congestion at attractions and refreshment stops. When running in reverse we will pass through Pitlochry but stop at an alternative location for refreshments.
The Jacobite Steam Train resumes operation in May 2024.
“Honestly the best £57 I’ve ever spent. Was such amazing value compared to the other tours I had looked at. I had a day on my own in Edinburgh and decided I should go and see the Harry Potter bridge but we saw so much more! Didn’t realise we covered so much of Scotland in one day and took so many great photos. Alan was amazing - he gave us a constant commentary all day and he really seemed to enjoy his job. I was a bit worried I might be bored of the long drives or there would be a lack of stops but it was such a jam packed day and plenty of toilet and snack breaks Stopped for some whisky ice cream and a mulled wine on the way home which completed a fab day. Will definitely be coming back with my boyfriend and hopefully do some more Timberbush tours - would recommend if you have any spare time in Scotland!”
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport.
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
The train will resume operation in May 2024. When it resumes, your tour will stop at Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Harry Potter train cross the bridge, allowing you to get your iconic photo.
Please note: The Jacobite Steam Train is operated by another company. We cannot always guarantee that your tour and the train will meet up at the same time.
There aren't any additional entry fees on this tour.
The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.
The price of the tour doesn't include meals, however, we will stop at various locations with options for lunch and refreshments. We always do advise to bring along a wee packed lunch just in case places or busy, or you get peckish during your tour.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking Driver-Guide.
You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.
Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days, but these might not be as needed on a winter tour.
Don't forget your camera!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time saving in the busier months.
We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4 - 16 years are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.