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From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Glasgow: Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles Day Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 52.12 per person

Join an Oban and West Highland Lochs and Castles day tour. Visit castles, lochs, and fishing villages while learning about the region's fascinating history before heading back to Glasgow.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Journey through the natural beauty of the West Highlands
  • Pass time at the pretty seaside villages of Oban and Inveraray
  • See the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount
  • Visit Inveraray Castle, the historic home of the Duke of Argyll
Full description

On this tour, you will experience the shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles of the western highlands. From Glasgow cross the Firth of Clyde, passing Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress. The first stop is the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the 'Bonny, Bonny Banks' of Loch Lomond. Here you can walk along the shore or stay to admire the village. Pass several dramatic castles and lochs as the tour climb into the Highlands. Make a stop for lunch at the fishing town of Oban. Journey on a southern route that takes you past the spectacular Kilchurn Castle, majestically situated on Loch Awe. Our final stop is Inveraray, the historic seat of the Duke of Argyll, where you can choose to either visit Inveraray Castle (April-October only) or explore the town’s Georgian houses and wide streets. Return to Glasgow via the Rest and Be Thankful pass.

  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour visits Inveraray Castle from April - October and to Dunstaffnage Castle from November to March
  • Inveraray Castle is closed during winter, but photos can be taken from the outside, and you will have more time to explore the town of Inveraray
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 147 reviews

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Very nice tour... only you should call it something else, because there were no castles to visit... only one castle with expensive admission for 1 hour visit time. Scenery is great and you get a good overview of the Highlands. Time for lunch in Oban too short - should be 1/2 hour longer, especially as the Fishhouse restaurant is superb. The driver/guide was very relaxed and funny. His information was both informative and entertaining.

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August 2, 2022

Andy was knowledgeable and funny, we loved him! Overall we enjoyed the trip, enough toilet breaks and time to see villages, day was sunny and warm. The only down point was that most castles we saw were quite far away, so to make pics we had to zoom our cameras. If you're short sighted bring your glasses

August 15, 2021

Very good experience! The landscapes are magnificent and the proposed stops are interesting. We didn't feel like we were always chasing the clock, even though we would have liked to have a few more minutes in some places. The driver (Robert) was very friendly and the trip was well paced, the drives were punctuated with anecdotes about the history of the landscapes/places and traditional Scottish songs. The only downside is that our driver had a fairly strong Scottish accent and he knows his route so well that he is sometimes a bit difficult to follow if English is not your first language but I have when even managed to understand most of his speeches. I highly recommend this tour which is well worth the price (even in winter!).

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February 21, 2020

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