The Wee Fort William Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

581651


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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

Itinerary

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

Transportation is by private 8 seater Mercedes minibus and on foot. Please note that the walking is on rough ground

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: I carry hot water in a flask to make tea or coffee during the tour and supply traditional shortbread biscuits

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs

Other: If you would like to spend more time or add other activities please contact me and I will create a private tour for you.

Restrictions

As I am not a licensed guide there may be some historical buildings where I cannot guide inside the buildings.

Private tour guide Ian

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