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Tour Operator: Timberbush Travel method:   Bus Region / Starts from: Inverness

Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Loch Ness Adventure

A must for any Harry Potter fan

Your Glenfinnan tour departs Inverness and travels south, hugging the shoreline of Loch Ness for our first stop of the day, Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a short time to take photos at this iconic photo, with great views over Scotland's most famous loch, and perhaps even spot Nessie!

Our Harry Potter tour moves on, stopping for the highlight of our day; Glenfinnan Viaduct for the Harry Potter Steam Train.

Surrounded by mountains of the shores of Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Monument symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. We spend approximately one hour at the Monument; plenty of time to learn the history of the Jacobites, and just in time to see the famous Jacobite Steam Train crossing the bridge. The train is popularly known as the Hogwarts Express steam train in the Harry Potter series.

The location is not only famous for the Harry Potter steam train; Loch Shiel was the location of the 'Black Lake'; see if you can spot a 'grindylow' under the surface causing mischief! It's also the setting for Buckbeak's beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament and also the stunning loch where Hogwarts is based.

From Glenfinnan and its Harry Potter train, we journey westwards to Mallaig on the 'road to the Isles', or 'Rathad nan Eilean'. The area was run by the Clan Donald, and is said to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with sandy beaches, dramatic hills and unforgettable sea views, it's one not to be missed!

At the end of the road, we reach Mallaig, a scenic fishing port. Mallaig comes from the old Norse, 'Mel Vik', meaning a sand dune bay. Spend time here for lunch, perhaps sample some of the local seafood, and enjoy the sea views.

After Mallaig, our Harry Potter tour travels eastwards, to Loch Ness and stops at Fort Augustus. Enjoy refreshments here, with beautiful views over the loch, before we travel northwards to the Falls of Foyers and Dores Beach.

The Falls of Foyers is a dramatic waterfall with a 140ft (42.6m) drop, winding its way through tall trees before it eventually meets Loch Ness. Enjoy time for photos here before we reach Dores Beach; the most northern point of Loch Ness. The beach provides a great viewpoint to the loch; from here you can see all the way down Loch Ness - ideal for spotting signs of Nessie!

After Dores, we return back to Inverness, where your Harry Potter Train Tour ends.

Tour Overview

  • Duration - 12hrs
  • Total Distance - 208miles
  • Pick up - From Inverness Bus Station at 07:30am
  • Group size -  Up to 16
  • Availability -  April-October
  • Minimum age -  Travellers need to be at least 4 years-old
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  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach

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