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From Edinburgh: 2-Day Eilean Donan, Loch Ness & Highlands

Product ID: 130350
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Enjoy two days in the North West Highlands; experience a dramatic landscape rich in history and natural beauty and enjoy an overnight stay in the Highland town of Fort William.
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Duration 2 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • See Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles
  • Stop at Loch Ness to go Nessie-hunting
  • Take in the beautiful Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Glenfinnan Viaduct, the filming location of the Harry Potter Train (Summer Only)
Full description
This tour departs from Edinburgh day 1, first heading west to collect Glasgow passengers. Journey via Stirling, catching a glimpse of its majestic Castle. Visit the Wallace Monument, the towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Afterwards pass Doune Castle, location for the film, Monty Python & The Holy Grail.

After lunch, time permitting, a brief stop at Rob Roy’s Grave and then onwards to the pretty village of Killin for photos. The journey continues north via Tyndrum across the atmospheric Rannoch Moor. Next stop is Glencoe, a site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald Clan, for a brief walk and photos. Continue to the stunning Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films, yet another photo opportunity (Apr-Oct). The final stop for the first day is the Highland town of Fort William, where you can check into your chosen accommodation.

Day 2 begins by going north into the Great Glen, a geographical fault line characterised by a chain of impressive lochs, including Loch Ness. Enjoy a photo stop at Glen Garry, before arriving at one of the most iconic castles in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle (interior closed in winter) to explore the castle and its beautiful setting. The journey continues with a stop for lunch and views of Loch Ness in the pretty lochside village of Fort Augustus. After lunch begins the return journey, enjoying a photo stop to admire Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, at 1,344 meters. Travel via The Hermitage, stopping for a gentle forest walk in idyllic Scottish woodland, before crossing the Forth Bridges, back to Edinburgh where your tour will end. 
Includes
  • Accommodation (if option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Travel in a modern air-conditioned coach
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Attraction entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Outside Ensign Ewart, the Royal Mile

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• You can choose to book your own accommodation, or you can choose between single room and double or twin room accommodation included in the tour price
• One night's accommodation roughly costs £18 to £25 per person in a youth hostel, £40 to £65 per person in a B&B, and over £75 per person in a hotel
• Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers to run

From £85 per person

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 130350