Leaving your accommodation, we start our day with a drive to Laggan Loch & Dam on the Spean River (a short rest stop will be scheduled enroute if required). The Dam was built in 1934 and the Loch doubles as ‘Loch Bogle’ in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen. Next, we drive on to Spean Bridge; based at the southern end of Scotland’s Great Glen, we will visit the Commando Memorial, commemorating those elite that fell in WW2.
Our next stop is Fort William; better known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William is overlooked by the majestic Ben Nevis. Here we visit Neptune’s Staircase; built by the renowned Thomas Telford in 1803-1822, the staircase is a set of 8 locks that ascend over a quarter of a mile. If you’re lucky, you will see boats using this engineering feat to continue their journey along the Caledonian Canal. Lunch is taken in the fabulous Crannog Sea Food restaurant.
Glen Coe is known for its inclusion in various movies and TV shows, including Skyfall and The Outlaw King, and the valley & mountain terrain here is a highlight for those looking for stunning Scottish scenery. Undoubtedly the stop of the day for those who are looking to re-create their own movie moments.
We now turn our attention to the journey back to your accommodation; another short stop at a scenic spot will be added in on the return journey.