The High Road

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Berwick Upon Tweed to Fort William

Make your way, by road or rail, to historic Berwick-Upon-Tweed, in North East England, to begin a spellbinding journey across Scotland to the base of Britain’s highest mountain, in the heart of the Highlands.

Route Highlights

  • Berwick Upon Tweed’s historic city walls Walk the high walls surrounding the strategically important harbour village, but take care, as there are some seriously steep drops if you wander off the path!
  • The Village of Duns A historic little market town, once home to Jim Clark, one of the world’s most celebrated racing drivers.
  • Lammermuir Hills A broad wilderness, teeming with unusual wildlife. While it feels incredibly remote, you’re not far from the Capital City, Edinburgh.
  • The Forth Bridges Three engineering marvels built in the 19th, 20th, and 21st Century that have become symbols of Scotland’s technical and creative capabilities.
  • Bannockburn and Stirling See the lands where the wars for Scotland were won.
  • The Duke’s Pass A thrilling section of road between Callander and Aberfoyle.
  • Loch Lomond The Bonnie Banks of Scotland’s largest inland body of water.
  • Rest & Be Thankful From military foot path, to historic motor racing venue to major thoroughfare, this historic road, winding through Glen Croe, is sometimes reopened to traffic when the modern A83 carriageway is blocked by landslides from the surrounding hills
  • The West Coast Where the challenging roads hug the breathtaking scenery.
  • Oban The harbour town that has become the Gateway to the Isles.
  • Connel Bridge Once used by both cars and trains in turn, this unique single lane bridge passes over the extraordinary natural phenomenon known as the Falls of Lora
  • Ben Nevis Britain’s tallest mountain towers over the sea-level town of Fort William.

You’ll arrive in the town of Fort William a changed person having seen, experienced and tasted the very best that Scotland has to offer along your journey.

We recommend splitting the journey over four or five days to give you the time to explore the sights and enjoy Scotland’s world renowned hospitality.

Visit | Stay | Eat

Berwick Upon Tweed

Visitor Centre
The Old Methodist Church
Berwick Upon Tweed
TD15 1DJ

Paxton House

Berwick Upon Tweed
TD15 1SZ

The Forth Bridges

Ferrymuir Gait
EH30 9SF

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(Cover Image: Castle Stalker is a four-story tower house or keep picturesquely set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. Visit Scotland/ Richard Elliot)


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