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Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe: Our most recommended tours and activities

Fort William: Seal Spotting Loch Linnhe Cruise

1. Fort William: Seal Spotting Loch Linnhe Cruise

Embark on a boat tour of Loch Linnhe. Pass picturesque villages, seal, islands and a Caledonian forest. Hear live commentary from the skipper. Depart from Fort William's town pier and head towards the top of Loch Linnhe. See the charming village of Corpach which has Scotland's most instagrammed shipwreck. Marvel at islands teeming with birdlife. Sail over the entrance to the Caledonian canal. Admire traditional black houses, stunning glens, an ancient Caledonian forest, and salmon and mussel farms. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, otters, and porpoises. Have the chance to purchase refreshments and from the crew. Get close to Black Rock for the chance to see seals and seal pups. Head back to Fort William.

Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Winter Tour

2. Edinburgh: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Winter Tour

The winter edition of our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure begins in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, at our departure point 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 symbolises 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 our Glenfinnan, Glencoe and Fort William Adventure will end.

Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Winter Tour

3. Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Fort William, and Glencoe Winter Tour

Your Glenfinnan tour begins in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, departing the bustling streets and heading North past Loch Lomond - the largest loch in Scotland - and travelling through the heart of the Trossachs National Park. The Trossachs are often known as "the Highlands in Miniature", perfect to get your warmed up for the real highlands further north. We pause for refreshments in Tyndrum, in the Trossachs area, before our Glenfinnan tour continues onwards to Glencoe. The Glen is arguably one of Scotland's most famous glens. You may recognise it from several famous movies and tv shows. It features in James Bonds' Skyfall, as well as in scenes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Outlander. From the atmospheric and haunting Glencoe, we journey onwards to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, also known to many as the "Harry Potter Bridge". The Glenfinnan Viaduct was arguably made most famous from its scenes in the Harry Potter films, and is surrounded by mountains on the shores of the stunning Loch Shiel. Not only is this location famous for the Jacobite Steam Train (aa. The Hogwarts' Express), Loch Shiel was the location of the 'Black Lake'. See if you can spot a 'grindylow' under the surface causing mischief! 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 brilliant photo opportunity before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument before a visit to the nearby Glenfinnan Monument which symbolises one of the most important events in Scottish history; the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. From Glenfinnan, we travel 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 give plenty of time for you to stretch your legs and have a lunch break. We then begin our return journey to Glasgow, passing Loch Lomond and taking in a photo and coffee break. Arriving back into the city centre for early evening

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What people are saying about Loch Linnhe

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

What a super trip ! Carl and his crew were very welcoming. Carl did a superb commentary informing us about the area of Fort William and the history of the Loch. I must admit I can usually ‘glaze’ over with commentaries but I was engaged the whole time. We were very lucky to see porpoises along with the seals. I would highly recommend this trip, 2 hrs goes in no time.

Skipper was incredibly informative on a wide range of topics, passionate about Scotland and went the extra mile to get us the shot of the Harry Potter train over the loch and close to the seals. I honestly didn’t expect that much other than to see some seals, but this blew past my expectations, genuinely very very good & a must while in fort William!

Great fun, very knowledgable crew, fantastic views of the Seals! Top class!

Excellent little run out to take snaps and listen to some facts.

Lots to see, informative guide. Got up close to seals