Loch Ness, Highlands, Urquhart Castle, Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

12 hr

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Callander, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

15 min stop-before proceeding to Glencoe

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Loch Achtriochtan, Scotland

Loch Achtriochtan or Loch Trychardan is a Scottish loch located to the east of Glencoe village in the Scottish Highlands.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ba, Bridge of Orchy PA36, UK

Rannoch Moor is actually 82% water or bog...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Callander, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

15 min stop-before proceeding to Glencoe

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Loch Achtriochtan, Scotland

Loch Achtriochtan or Loch Trychardan is a Scottish loch located to the east of Glencoe village in the Scottish Highlands.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Loch Ba, Bridge of Orchy PA36, UK

Rannoch Moor is actually 82% water or bog, making it the largest area of blanket bog in Britain.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Glencoe, Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

The road through Glen Coe takes you through the heart of an ancient volcano. Follow the Glen Coe Geotrail to find out more about how glaciers and fiery explosions carved out the glen's rugged mountain peaks.

Glen Coe is one of the most beautiful and other-worldly places in Scotland. It's even featured in films such as James Bond's Skyfall and several Harry Potter movies.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus Scotland

Stop for lunch and to explore the largest loch in Scotland either from the shore or on an optional boat cruise (own expense). You can also get souvenirs from local shops.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

Discover more than 1,000 years of stirring history centred on the Great Glen. The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness, has seen some of the most dramatic chapters in our nation’s story.
Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, Urquhart saw great conflict during its 500 years as a medieval fortress. Control of the castle passed back and forth between the Scots and English during the Wars of Independence. The power struggles continued, as the Lords of the Isles regularly raided both castle and glen up until the 1500s.
The last of the government troops garrisoned here during the Jacobite Risings blew up the castle when they left. Urquhart’s iconic ruins remain, offering glimpses into medieval times and the lives of its noble residents.

What to see and do
• Admire the strategic setting of the castle, on a rocky promontory with an open outlook up and down Loch Ness
• Soak up the atmosphere of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs
• Take in the Grant Tower and the unmissable views from its battlements
• Imagine splendid banquets staged in the Great Hall
• Peer into the gloomy prison cell, said to have held legendary Gaelic bard Dòmhnall Donn
• See the Urquhart Ewer and other medieval artefacts left by castle residents
• View the full-sized trebuchet


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laggan, Laggan, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Laggan Dam stretches across the River Spean at the western end of Loch Moy, between Laggan and Roybridge. The striking dam was built in 1934 to harness the power of water flowing out of Loch Laggan to operate the British Aluminium Company's smelter at Inverlochy, just outside of Fort William, about 15 miles away.

The dam marks the boundary of Lochaber and is a Category A listed building. Category A is the highest listing level, marking a building of national or international historical importance.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery A885 Highland Village, Dalwhinnie PH19 1AA Scotland

Dalwhinnie Distillery, situated in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie in Scotland, produces Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Dalwhinnie refers to its own whisky as a Highland Whisky but as it is located within both the Highland and Speyside region it can legally be called either a Highland or Speyside whisky

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry KY11 1HP Scotland

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Driver as a guide
  • Bottled Water
Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Augustus Abbey
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Urquhart Castle
Departure Point
1 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour starts at 7:30 am
Can pick up from any hotel in Edinburgh

7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.