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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles Tour from Glasgow
Tour Theme: Glasgow Day Tours (Group Tours)
This tour starts from: Glasgow
Duration: 1 Day - 9 Hours approx.
Our one day tour from Glasgow takes you on a journey through the natural beauty of the West Highlands: shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles. Visit the fishing town of Oban, picturesque Inveraray and haunting Glencoe.
Leaving Glasgow we head west, crossing the Firth of Clyde, where we pass Dumbarton's famous and imposing rock fortress with its equally impressive castle. We then reach Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we can choose to visit Inveraray Castle* the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, nestled in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. Alternatively, explore the town’s white-washed Georgian houses, wide streets and breathtaking views across the loch.
We then climb further north into the Highlands through stunning scenery, and a route marked by several dramatic castles and beautiful lochs. We pause to admire Kilchurn Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, nestled on the banks of Loch Awe and beautifully framed by mountains.
Next we make a stop for lunch in the picturesque harbour town of Oban, ‘Gateway to the Isles’, with free time to explore its horseshoe bay and see MacCaig’s Folly, an iconic 19th century tower reminiscent of the Colosseum in Rome. After free time exploring, we travel onwards past the 15th century Castle Stalker, which is set on a small island on Loch Laich, before reaching Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most haunting glens and site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonald clan.
Our return journey takes us over the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor and the Black Mount before we make our final stop at the pretty conservation village of Luss on the ‘Bonnie, Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond. Here we can walk along the shore or admire the village before returning to Glasgow.
This Highland tour from Glasgow visits Inveraray Castle from April -October and alternatives will be offered from November - March
*Subject to seasonal opening times
Tour Highlights: Dumbarton Castle, Luss, Glencoe, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Oban, Inveraray & Castle (summer, with alternatives offered in winter), Rest & Be Thankful
OPTIONAL EXTRAS Inveraray Castle (Apr - Oct). Alternatives offered from Nov - March
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