Your tour will take you to Glencoe, the scene of the infamous Massacre of 1692, still known as the Glen of Weeping, where Campbell soldiers slaughtered their MacDonald hosts. Before reaching spectacular Glencoe itself, you will travel through the heart of Clan Campbell country, passing by several clan castles, including the iconic Castle Stalker set on a small island.
A one day private tour departing from Glasgow
Leaving the bustle of Glasgow behind we cross the River Clyde, soon entering the tranquility of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Stopping at the loch-side village of Luss, stretch your legs and look out across Loch Lomond, the largest loch in Scotland.
Continuing you’ll travel alongside tree-lined lochs with mountains towering above before heading in to the depths of Clan Campbell territory and learning about their influence on Scottish history. You will follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce, who faced heroic battles in these Highland glens and hear tales of fierce clan battles.
Your journey through Argyll takes you to St Conan’s Kirk, a beautiful, and somewhat eccentric church, sat on a crag high above the waters of Loch Awe. Whilst the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle sit on an island jutting out in to the loch.
Driving through the Pass of Brander you soon cross Loch Etive, heading northwards past Castle Stalker (made famous in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Here you will hear about the true story of James of the Glen and the Appin Murder, later featured in the novel Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Arriving in Glen Coe you will see the full drama of the mountains towering either side. There will be plenty of time to explore the excellent National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre, which describes the natural history and geology of the area, as well as events leading up to the Glencoe Massacre.
From here, sit back and enjoy the scenery as cross remote Rannoch Moor on your return journey to Glasgow arriving back at your pick-up point in the early evening.
Duration: 9 hours (approx)
Pick up and drop off points available in the central Glasgow area