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Short cruise to Prince's Bay: Harry Potter film locations and Jacobite history

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An hour well spent in the beautiful Glenfinnan area of Loch Shiel. We will view the viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films and tell you all about it. We also explain the significance of the monument at Glenfinnan and explain a little about its history and the reason it is there. We then explore the north end of Loch Shiel. Firstly we pass the place featured in the Tri-wizard tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We then pass the salmon farm and bird nesting islands and the point where Hogwarts was based in several of the Harry Potter films. We then make it to Prince’s bay where “Bonnie Prince Charlie” rested before raising his standard at Glenfinnan in August 1745. Keep your eyes open for Golden eagles who frequent the hills and use our binoculars to get a better look at these huge birds of prey.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan Scotland

See the famous viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films. Learn all about it!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland

See the monument from the water, learn about why it is there and why it is significant.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Glenfinnan Church, Glenfinnan, Highland PH37 4LT, UK, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland

Learn about the church whilst cruising past.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Loch Shiel, A830, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT Scotland

Discover the beautiful area around Glenfinnan and then travel down the loch to see the site where Hogwarts was placed in two of the Harry Potter films as well as the place the Tri-wizard tournament was staged. Lets not forget the location for the film Highlander! Keep your eyes open for eagles (frequently seen) and listen to our guide telling you the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's history changing journey up the loch in 1745.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Entry/Admission - Loch Shiel

Departure Point
Loch Shiel Cruises, The Pier, Slatach, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT, UK

Departure Time
12:30 PM

1 hour

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Loch Shiel Cruises in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.