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2 Day Jacobite Steam Train and Highland Tour

Loch Ness, Fort William & Jacobite Steam Train

Tour description

Day 1

Leaving Edinburgh we’ll give you a brief introduction to our beautiful and historic capital city then head towards the Forth Railway Bridge for a quick photo opportunity. You will have a rest stop at the picturesque village of Dunkeld, then (weather permitting) we will take a woodland walk at National Trust for Scotland protected site, the Hermitage. Here you can check out stunning river and waterfall views.

The Victorian town of Pitlochry is our lunch stop, check out the traditional sweet shop for presents or bus snacks!

 

Your tour continues on through the Cairngorm National Park calling at Culloden*. You can visit the innovative and interactive visitor centre and learn about the last stand of the Jacobites against the government forces that took place here.

Day 2

Your second day is dominated by the Jacobite Steam Train. One of the world's greatest train journeys will take you past Britain's highest mountain, deepest loch, shortest river and most westerly station! Crossing the viaduct made famous by the Harry Potter films and passing the Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at the beginning of the 1745 Jacobite rising make this an unforgettable journey.

Lunch and where you depart the train is the west coast town of Mallaig, where there are plenty of options for lunch, we recommend trying some super fresh Scottish seafood .

The Jacobite will return you to Fort William, home of Scotland’s tallest mountain, Ben Nevis where your driver-guide willturn south towards Glen Coe. The journey will pass quickly as you learn of how the MacDonald clan was betrayed here. We’ll stop at Glen Coe so you can snap some memorable photos of the domineering landscape.

We will drive through the striking Rannoch Moor taking a rest stop at Tyndrum, a small village built above the 14th century battlefield where Clan MacDougall defeated Robert the Bruce. See if you can spot the Wallace Monument and the Castle of Stirling as you head back to the capital.


Please note, optional extras

Culloden Visitor Centre £7.00

Tour Details
Availability
Summer
Departure days
Wednesdays 10th May to 11th October
Saturday 1st July to 26th August
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