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Day Trip from Edinburgh: Full-day Glenfinnan, Mallaig & Glencoe Trip from Edinburgh

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About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 13 hours
STARTING TIME: 7.15 am
LANGUAGES: English
DISTANCE COVERED: 360 miles
OPEN SEASONS: Year-round
MEETING POINT: 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
WHO CAN COME: This day trip from Edinburgh is suitable for everyone above the age of 4. Some of the locations may cause accessibility issues due to their geography and architecture.

Overview

Join a day trip from Edinburgh and discover the best of the Scottish Highlands. Travel north to see the valley of Glencoe and then drive to the harbor village of Mallaig. Take photos of Harry Potter's iconic Hogwarts Express train crossing the bridge.

◾ Explore the Scottish Highlands' highlights on a day trip from Edinburgh and Learn all about Scottish history
◾ Capture with your camera stunning photos of the Harry Potter Train crossing the bridge at Glenfinnan
◾ See multiple attractions, from Glen Coe to Glenfinnan, and spend some time at the scenic seaside village of Mallaig

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 13 hours
STARTING TIME: 7.15 am
LANGUAGES: English
DISTANCE COVERED: 360 miles
OPEN SEASONS: Year-round
MEETING POINT: 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
WHO CAN COME: This day trip from Edinburgh is suitable for everyone above the age of 4. Some of the locations may cause accessibility issues due to their geography and architecture.

Description - What to expect

Your day trip from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan begins with a pick-up in the heart of Edinburgh city center, on the Royal Mile. Departing Edinburgh's bustling streets, passing some of its most iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands.

We pause for refreshments at Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing to Glencoe. The well-known, dramatic Glen features in many films, such as James Bonds' Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, perfect to get you in the mood to visit the famous "Harry Potter Bridge" that you will see later in the tour. We pause here for photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692.

From the atmospheric Glencoe, we travel further along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William, which sits at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain - Ben Nevis. We stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break before we journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in Harry Potter and is surrounded by mountains on the stunning shores of Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (not to be confused with the Hogwarts' Express), Loch Sheil was the location of the "Black Lake". See if you can spot a "grindylow" causing trouble under the surface! It's also the setting for Buckbeak's beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch on which Hogwarts sits.

We take in the viaduct and a photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolizes one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

Departing Glenfinnan, we begin our return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry*. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and grab a quick bite to eat before we return to Edinburgh where your day trip from Edinburgh will end.

*During peak months the itinerary may be run in reverse to avoid congestion at attractions and refreshment stops. When running in reverse we will pass through Pitlochry but stop at an alternative location for refreshments.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this day trip from Edinburgh up to 48 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ All taxes
✔ Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
✔ Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
✖ Food and drinks
✖ Ride on the Jacobite Steam Train

Bring with you

◾ As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sunblock or a hat for sunny days.
◾ Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery you'll encounter on your day trip from Edinburgh!
◾ Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold-packed lunch to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Prepare for the experience

Please note that the Jacobite Steam Train may not run in adverse weather conditions

Health and safety

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Description - What to expect

Your day trip from Edinburgh to Glenfinnan begins with a pick-up in the heart of Edinburgh city center, on the Royal Mile. Departing Edinburgh's bustling streets, passing some of its most iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands.

We pause for refreshments at Callander, the gateway to the Highlands, before continuing to Glencoe. The well-known, dramatic Glen features in many films, such as James Bonds' Skyfall, and is the backdrop to some scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, perfect to get you in the mood to visit the famous "Harry Potter Bridge" that you will see later in the tour. We pause here for photos and to learn all about the history of Glencoe, including the massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692.

From the atmospheric Glencoe, we travel further along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William, which sits at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain - Ben Nevis. We stop here to allow you to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break before we journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in Harry Potter and is surrounded by mountains on the stunning shores of Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (not to be confused with the Hogwarts' Express), Loch Sheil was the location of the "Black Lake". See if you can spot a "grindylow" causing trouble under the surface! It's also the setting for Buckbeak's beautiful flight, scenes from the Triwizard Tournament, and also the stunning loch on which Hogwarts sits.

We take in the viaduct and a photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolizes one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

Departing Glenfinnan, we begin our return journey to Edinburgh, stopping along the way for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry*. Enjoy time to stretch your legs and grab a quick bite to eat before we return to Edinburgh where your day trip from Edinburgh will end.

*During peak months the itinerary may be run in reverse to avoid congestion at attractions and refreshment stops. When running in reverse we will pass through Pitlochry but stop at an alternative location for refreshments.

Latest reviews

  • Mary
  • Aug 19, 2023
  • ΅We had a great time. Everything was well organized and our driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended experience