A short private tour of the highlights of Fort William and the Great Glen
This short tour is designed for those with little time. You'll visit Neptune's staircase, one of the engineering marvels of the 19th century, enjoy views of Ben Nevis, hear the story of how Aluminium transformed the highlands of Scotland, see the site of the battle of Inverlochy and explore the ruined Inverlochy castle. We'll also visit the commando memorial at spean Bridge.
But the highlight of this tour will be a walk to Steall valley through Steall gorge, a spectacular chasm forged by glacial forces 12, 000 years ago. The steall waterfall is the second highest in Britain and was used as a backdrop in a scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. On the way, we'll hope to find the "hairy coos" (highland cattle) that live in the glen.
Please be aware that the walk to Steall falls is on a steep-sided rocky footpath. Ahead for heights and good footwear are essential but the destination warrants the effort. The walk will take around 1. 5 hours
Visit Inverlochy castle and the site of the battle of Inverlochy
Marvel at the engineering feat of Neptunes staircase
Learn about the Aluminium industry in the highlands of Scotland
Enjoy stunning views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding hill
Travel through Glen Nevis at the foot of "The Ben" and meet our "hairy coos"
Walk to Steall valley to view the spectacular 120-meter Steall falls
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 4 hours
Transportation is by private 8 seater Mercedes minibus and on foot. Please note that the walking is on rough ground
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
As I am not a licensed guide there may be some historical buildings where I cannot guide inside the buildings.