(This itinerary is subject to change during the winter season due to the closure of Blair Castle).
Our 2 day Highlands tour allows you to take in the sights and culture of life in the mountains with less exhausting periods of driving.
- Our first stop is the mighty Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. This commanding position at the foot of the Highland boundary has been fought over for thousands of years as a strategic point to control the entire country.
- We continue north/west into the mountain wilderness to visit Etive Mor, an extinct super volcano know locally as “the Shepard of Glencoe”. Here we turn off the beaten path into Glen Etive for spectacular scenery and hopefully spot Red Deer in their native habitat.
- Next stop is Scotland’s most desired spot, Glencoe. Towering mountains on all sides and a bloody history make this an unforgettable experience to all who visit.
- Our final port of call is the town of Fort William at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. (Fort William will be our overnight stop)
We do not book your accommodation as we are unaware of personal taste and budget, here are some recommended hotels to consider in Fort William5 star hotels
Inverlochy Castle Hotel – http://www.inverlochycastlehotel.com/
The Gantocks – http://www.fortwilliam5star.co.uk/ 4 star hotels
Nevis Bank Inn – http://www.nevisbankinn.co.uk/
The Moorings – http://www.moorings-fortwilliam.co.uk/ 3 star hotels
Cruachan – http://www.cruachanhotel.co.uk/
- We start the day with a visit to Thomas Telford’s engineering masterpiece, Neptune’s staircase. Constructed 200 years ago it’s part of the Caledonian canal system. This series of 8 locks lifts boats some 70 ft from the sea level to Loch Lochy above.
- We then head west to Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel for one of Scotland’s finest views. Here we will see the Glenfinnan viaduct which featured in Harry Potter and the Jacobite memorial.
- Our next stop will satisfy any whisky enthusiast, Dalwhinnie distillery.
- Our final attraction on this tour is Blair Castle. The 14th century castle is one of the finest examples in the country.