Day trip

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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From US$ 69.91 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 23 times yesterday

Experience the beauty of Glencoe, Fort William, and Glenfinnan Viaduct on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. See the filming sites of many Harry Potter scenes, dramatic Glencoe, and Loch Shiel.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Soak up the dramatic and haunting scenery at Glencoe
  • Have a relaxing stop at Fort William, at the foot of Britain's tallest mountain
  • See the "Harry Potter Bridge" at Glenfinnan and the "Black Lake"; Loch Shiel
Full description

Try a Glenfinnan, Glencoe, and Fort William adventure, beginning in the heart of Edinburgh city center from Royal Mile. Take in the scenery of classic modern Hollywood films.


Depart Edinburgh's bustling streets, pass some of its most iconic sights like Edinburgh Castle on your way out, and begin your journey north into the rugged Scottish Highlands. Stop for refreshments at the gateway to the Highlands in Callander before continuing to Glencoe.


Drive through the land where James Bonds' Skyfall was filmed. See the backdrop to some scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 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, 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. Stop here to stretch your legs and have an early lunch break.


Next, continue on to Glenfinnan Viaduct, the location of many Harry Potter scenes, encased by the shores of Loch Shiel. See the location of the Jacobite Steam Train, and of “Black Lake”. Take in the setting for the Triwizard Tournament, and the loch on which Hogwarts sits.


Continue on to Glenfinnan Monument, which symbolizes one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Next, departing Glenfinnan, you’ll begin your return journey to Edinburgh, stopping for refreshments at the small village of Pitlochry.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Ben Nevis visit

    • Glenfinnan Viaduct visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet outside The Ensign Ewart pub, 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • The Jacobite Steam Train runs from May 1st to September 29th, 2023; between these days your tour stops at Glenfinnan Viaduct to see the Harry Potter train cross the bridge
  • The Jacobite Steam Train is operated by another company, therefore it isn't guaranteed that your tour and their train will meet up at the same time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 180 reviews

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Brilliant trip despite the weather. Great views, especially the Glenfinnan Viaduct which just takes your breath away! Peter was a jolly host with great knowledge. I travelled solo and although I was initially hesitant, I’m glad I did it. Minibus is very comfy and great safe driving! Highly recommended :)

December 1, 2022

We've stayed 7 days in Edinburgh and this trip was a great addition to our stay. As we passed historical sites on the way, our guide told us many interesting facts and even though we basically spent majority of the trip in the bus, we were never bored. Actually, we learned many things about Scotland and its history. We had many stops, which we could have used to take some photos and the final destination - Glenfinnan viaduct was beautiful and totally worth seeing. We visited the place in November, so everything was in autumn colors and it was magical.

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November 25, 2022

We did visit so many wonderful places in only one day thanks to this tour. I'm so glad I've did this, and the price is very cheap for a 10 hours trip! As a big Harry Potter fan, it was a dream to see the Hogwarts Express bridge, the highlands and all... I recommend this tour!!

November 19, 2022

Product ID: 420965