Day trip

From Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Day Trip

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26 reviews

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Day Trip

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 65.78 per person

Experience the beauty of Glencoe, Fort William, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a guided winter day trip from Glasgow. See the iconic "Harry Potter Bridge" and admire the shores of Loch Shiel.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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  • Soak up the atmosphere of the grassy meadows of the Glencoe valley
  • Enjoy free time at the seaside town of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis
  • Admire views of Loch Shiel which was used as the Black Lake of Hogwarts
  • See the famous "Harry Potter Bridge" where the Jacobite steam train passes
  • Immerse yourself in Scottish history with a stop at the Glenfinnan Monument
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Step into scenes used in famous films like the Harry Potter franchise on this bus day trip from Glasgow. See the bridge that the Hogwarts Express passes over, visit the Glencoe meadow, view a piece of Jacobite history at the Glenfinnan Monument, and enjoy free time in the town of Fort William.

Begin your tour with pickup from the heart of Glasgow. Board a comfortable and climate-controlled bus and be whisked away from the bustling streets. Take in the stunning views as you travel through the heart of the Trossachs National Park which is known as "the Highlands in Miniature."

Stop for a rest in Tyndrum, in the Trossachs area, before your Glenfinnan tour continues onwards to Glencoe. The Glen is arguably one of Scotland's most famous glens. It has been featured in the James Bond film 'Skyfall' ' Outlander,' and a Harry Potter film.

Journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct which is known to many as the "Harry Potter Bridge" where the Jacobite Steam Train, the Hogwarts Express, passes during the parts of the year when it is running. The bridge is surrounded by mountains that line the shores of the stunning Loch Shiel. 

See if you can spot a grindylow under the surface causing mischief at Loch Shiel which was the location of the Black Lake at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. It was used as the backdrop for scenes like Buckbeak's beautiful flight and the Triwizard Tournament. 

Take pictures of the loch and bridge before heading to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument, a symbol of one of the most important events in Scottish history, the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. From Glenfinnan, travel along the banks of Loch Linnhe to the Highland town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis.

Enjoy plenty of free time in Fort William to stretch your legs and have a lunch break After lunch, begin our return journey to Glasgow. Pass Loch Lomond and pause for a photo and coffee break. Arrive back in the city center in the early evening.

  • Bus transportation
  • Driver commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Jacobite steam train ticket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra which is opposite the Buchanan bus station.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The Jacobite Steam Train (Harry Potter train) runs until the 28th of October, so after this point in the year, you will not be able to see the train on this tour
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

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In general, we really enjoyed the trip. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the train that normally runs over the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The weather was solid by Scottish standards, intermittent drizzle. We've had worse. Our tour guide was very nice and told many stories. However, what really got on our nerves were a few other guests who couldn't behave on the bus. Unfortunately, that put quite a damper on the mood, as the bus ride already accounts for a large part of the tour.

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October 9, 2022

Great guide. Very welcoming and courteous. Highly recommended.

November 22, 2022

November 20, 2022

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