Fort William Tour

The road south of Inverness is peppered with iconic castles, mythical monsters, stunning routes travelled by famous teen wizards, and barrels of whisky distilled in the shadow of snow-capped misty mountains. This 8-hour tour can give you a taste of everything that makes Scotland so popular with visitors from across the globe. A mix of history, dramatic landscapes, and dram or two of whisky makes this a tour a must for anyone keen to try a wee nip of everything that Scotland has to offer.

Urquhart Castle

The start of your tour begins with a visit to the banks of Loch Ness where the commanding presence of Urquhart Castle stands guard over the water. This 13th Century castle was one of many fortifications to feel the effects of the Jacobite Rising in the 17th century. The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and was built on the shore where St Columba is said to have worked miracles as far back as the 6th century and is the place where many acts of fearless defiance provided inspiration to many during the Wars of Independence. You can learn more about Urquhart Castle’s stories through a remarkable collection of artefacts left by its residents and through historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet!
The cultural significance of Urquhart castle to the Highlands cannot be overstated, but as well as being able to experience a glimpse into medieval life in Scotland, the stunning scenes that can be enjoyed over Loch Ness from the lofty heights of Grant Tower are something that you will never be able to forget. Maybe you’ll be one of the lucky few who get to spot the Loch Ness Monster swimming through the dark waters of one of the largest and deepest expanses of water in the UK? The Loch itself is a marvel as it contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! With its dramatic scenery, great adventure sports, and nearby Lighthouses and castles, it’s no wonder Nessie has chosen to make this Loch her home.

Ben Nevis Distillery

Further south lies the town of Fort William which is often described as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. The Town is a popular base for many who want to experience the extensive outdoor facilities the town has to offer. Fort William sits in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, and because of this, the surrounding area has some of the most dramatic and untamed scenery in Britain.
Situated at the foot of Ben Nevis is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Established in 1825, Ben Nevis Distillery is a site that is surrounded by beauty and history in equal measure. The distillery has an impressive visitor centre which offers a unique insight into the distillation process as well as being the starting point of the guided tour through the production areas of the distillery, ending with a well-earned dram to top off the experience.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

West of Fort William, Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world who want to visit the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. The stunning views that surround the railway line are something to be seen, not only for the beautiful landscape but also because this location was featured in the Harry Potter movie franchise. The Hogwarts Express is seen hurtling along the track before calling in at Glenfinnan and then carrying Harry and his chums on to another magical adventure. The landscape that surrounds the viaduct is as rugged and as beautiful as you would expect and its link to the heroic wizard has made it a top destination for Harry Potter fans hoping to taste a little of that movie magic.

8 Hours Private Tour

£312 for an execute car with driver/guide that will take 3 to 4 passengers comfortably
£376 for a minibus with driver/guide that will take 8 passengers comfortably
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