Harry Potter in the Highlands Tour – Itinerary
This tour, Harry Potter in the West Highlands is great fun. We begin by heading to Glenfinnan – the most straightforward visit, because of all of the filming sites being visible from the visitor centre area. Then we pass through Fort William after which you will visit two more of the main Harry Potter locations in this region. In Glencoe we will take you as far as the lake, in order to see the filming sites. Glen Nevis is the most time consuming visit, as it also involves a walk through a gorge
Our Harry Potter Tour takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands. We describe these locations more fully below.
The Great Glen
A huge faultline called the Great Glen because of its size, slices through the highlands, coast to coast. The chain of lakes in the valley have served as a routeway across these lands since earliest times. Things are no different today, so we shall drive alongside Loch Ness, Loch Oich, and spectacular Loch Lochy to get to Fort William on the the west coast.
Harry Potter – Hogwarts Railway – (Glenfinnan)
The railway viaduct at Glenfinnan carries the Jacobite Steam Train, and as a result is called “the Harry Potter Bridge”. The area was also the film location for several other scenes from every one of the Harry Potter films (including the location of Hogwarts School, the Weasleys’ house and the underwater stage of the Triwizard Tournament).
Fort William is located on the west coast and is the second largest town in the Highlands and because of this makes a great place for souvenir and gift shopping. The scenery and wildlife in the surrounding area are exceptional.
Harry Potter – Hagrids Cottage (Glencoe)
The National Trust for Scotland own Glencoe and so interpret this special place well at their visitor centre. On the Harry Potter front, Glencoe was the spider-infested Forbidden Forest, and also the site of Hagrid’s cottage. Fans will remember Hermione thumping Malfoy here, and it is also recognisable as the siting of the bridge into Hogwarts.
Harry Potter – Quidditch Stadium (Glen Nevis)
Glen Nevis threads around the feet of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. At the road end a footpath winds its way through the gorge thus accessing the upper meadows at Steall. The Steall Falls are the second highest in the UK, and as well as being impressive, are instantly recognisable as the background to the Quidditch Stadium. They are also seen during Harry’s battle with the Horntail dragon.
South Loch Ness
We take you through the valleys behind Loch Ness because this “off the beaten track” area offers many breathtaking photo opportunities. As a result, you will be able to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Monadhliath Mountains (the Grey Range), one of the oldest landscapes in the UK.
Harry Potter in the Highlands Tour – Price
£650 for the tour.
Harry Potter in the Highlands Tour – Departure
The tour departs from your Inverness accommodation, or any transport hub, such as bus station, train station or airport. You tell us, and we’ll be there.