Inveraray Castle

Rest and be Thankful

Kilchurn Castle

Inveraray Town

Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles & Glencoe

A day trip from Glasgow enjoying the natural splendour of the Western Highlands – shimmering lochs, breath-taking mountain scenery & historic castles.

Leaving Glasgow we cross the Erskine Bridge looking down on Dumbarton Rock & Castle. As we travel along the west side of Loch Lomond we will catch a glimpse of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro. Our route takes us around the head of Loch Long by very steep rocky mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the “Rest and be Thankful” and onwards to Inveraray.

Dumbarton Castle
Rest and be Thankful

Inveraray, founded in 1745 is a classic example of an 18th century planned town. Built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell, the town is a magnificent piece of Scottish Georgian architecture with its distinctive white washed buildings. During the summer months (25th Mar to 31st Oct) guests can visit Inveraray Castle, whilst in the winter Dunstaffnage Castle is yours to explore. However you might prefer to experience what life was like in a 19th century prison at Inveraray Jail – a living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction.

Inveraray
Inveraray Castle

From Inveraray we travel to the imposing Kilchurn Castle, standing proudly in the shadow of soaring mountains at the head of Loch Awe before heading to Oban for lunch.

Originally a small fishing village, Oban is now the Gateway to the Isles. It is also known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ and is renowned for the variety and quality of seafood landed in the harbour. There is a fantastic choice of restaurants in the town centre offering everything from traditional Scottish fayre to more international flavours.

Kilchurn Castle
Oban

After lunch our route takes us along the rugged west coast, passing Loch Creran en route to Castle Stalker, situated on its own little islet in Loch Laich. There is viewpoint here to get some photographs.

Our next stop will be at spectacular Glencoe, known as the “Weeping Glen” due to the terrible events that took place here by Government soldiers in 1692.

Castle Stalker
Glencoe

From Glencoe we make the short drive over Rannoch Moor to the Drovers Inn. For over 311 years the Drovers has welcomed the great and the good including Rob Roy MacGregor one of Scotland’s most infamous outlaws.

Said to be “haunted” there are many tales and sightings of ghouls and ghosts wandering around this ancient Scottish Inn. Here you can enjoy early evening refreshments by the roaring log fire before our return to Glasgow.

Drovers Inn
ben Lomond
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Tour Details

Operates
Mon, Wed, Fi, Sat & Sun
29th Oct 2016 – 31st Mar 2017

Daily from 1st Apr 2017

Departs 09.00
Returns 18.30

Adults 16-59
£38.00 – £42.00

Seniors 60+
£36.00 – £40.00

Students (with valid ID)
£36.00 – £40.00

Children 5-15
£36.00 – £40.00

Children
We regret that children under 5 years of age are not permitted on our tours.

Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned mini/midi coach and services of a professional driver-guide.

Exclusions
Lunch and Refreshments

Optional Extras (payable on the day)
Inveraray Castle (Closed from Oct 31st to 1st April 2017)
Adults £10.00
Seniors £9.00
Students £9.00 (with valid ID)
Child £7.00

Dunstaffnage Castle (Closed Fridays)
Adults £5.50
Seniors £4.40
Students £5.50 (with valid ID)
Child £3.30

Inveraray Jail
Adults £10.95
Seniors £9.95
Students £8.75 (with valid ID)
Child £6.50

Tour Departure Point
266 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QX
Outside Parish Halls

Tour Highlights

Arrochar Alps, Rest and be Thankful, Inveraray Castle (summer only), Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Oban, Castle Stalker, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and The Drovers Inn.

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