The Highlands of Harry Potter Adventure - 1 day tour
Leave Scotland’s largest city behind and head along the “bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Visit breathtaking Glen Coe, then spend time at Glenfinnan, where you can see the “Harry Potter Bridge” and the moving Jacobite Monument. Later there’s time to discover Fort William before returning to Glasgow through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Loch Lomond - take the “High Road” for a scenic drive along the “bonnie, bonnie banks”
Glen Coe - Soak up the tragic history and dramatic splendour of this remarkable glen
Glenfinnan Viaduct - see the impressive bridge that carried the Hogwarts Express
Jacobite History - discover the ill-fated story of Bonnie Prince Charlie
Fort William – relax in this Highland town at the foot of Ben Nevis
Luss - enjoy free time in this pretty village and enjoy stunning loch-side views
Movie locations - Skyfall, Harry Potter & Outlander
Full Tour Itinerary
Head westwards from central Glasgow to Loch Lomond. It’s rightly known as the “Queen of Scottish Lakes”, thanks to its outstanding natural beauty. You can judge for yourself as we tour the entire length of its bonnie banks.
There is a stop for morning coffee in the village of Tyndrum before the coach climbs the Black Mount to reach the expanse of Rannoch Moor. This sprawling wilderness stretches as far as the eye can see and is the first of our many filming locations. In “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1”, it was here that the Death Eaters brought the Hogwarts Express to a halt and boarded the train.
Our next visit is to breathtaking Glen Coe. In real life, the notorious location of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald by Campbell troops. In the movies, this picturesque location appears as a backdrop in Skyfall, Braveheart and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
The picturesque “Road to the Isles” takes us along the banks of Loch Eil to the sleepy village of Glenfinnan. We’ll stop here to admire the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, known to Potterheads as the “Harry Potter Bridge”. It was here that the Hogwarts Express was filmed during the filming of the second and third books. Who can forget Harry and Ron landing on the viaduct in their flying Ford Anglia in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” movie?
Also located at Glenfinnan is the monument commemorating the clansmen who fought and died for Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. It has a stunning location overlooking Loch Shiel.
As we head towards Fort William, look out for the soaring peak of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK. There is a stop in Fort William where we can enjoy lunch and a stroll along the banks of Loch Linnhe.
The return journey to Glasgow will take us through the scenic beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness.
During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more.
Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.
There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks.
Will I see the Jacobite Stream Train?
The Jacobite Steam Train operates from 1 May to 29 September 2023. During these dates, the tour is scheduled to allow passengers to watch the real Hogwarts Express cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Outwith these dates the tour will still make a stop so you can view the viaduct, but there will be no viewing of the train.
The Jacobite Steam Train is run by an independent train operating company. Despite careful planning, unforeseen circumstances mean it's not possible to guarantee that the tour will arrive at Glenfinnan in time to observe the train.
I would like to buy a tour as a present. Can you help?
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Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English.
You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland.
You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special.
Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat.
If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop.
Vegetarian food is widely available in Scotland.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned midicoach
- Live commentary in English
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From outside The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, opposite Buchanan Street Bus Station
19 Killermont Street
Glasgow G2 3NX
Check-in: 07:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:00 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 4 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 4 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
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