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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the beautiful sights of the Scottish Highlands on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery as you drive through quant villages and visit Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Visit Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s most beautiful lakes
  • Drive through the majestic Highland scenery seeing many famous sights
  • Take a trip to Stirling Castle
  • Entertain the kids with a free Scotland Activity Pack for the journey
  • Visit the stunning Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures
  • Explore the Trossachs National Park and admire its magnificent scenery
Full description
Leave Edinburgh and head west to the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ where you'll take time at Balmaha to admire views of Ben Lomond. You'll get the chance to go on a woodland walk to get some great views of the Loch. The afternoon is spent exploring Stirling. Discover impressive Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most important structures both historically and architecturally. Many have been crowned at Stirling Castle, including Mary Queen of Scots, and it was central to William Wallace’s and Robert the Bruce's fight in the Wars of Independence. Alternatively, explore historic Stirling, geographically one of the most significant towns in Scottish history. On your return to Edinburgh you'll have the chance to visit and marvel at the stunning Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott. Finally, return to Edinburgh by early evening.
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Audio guide MP3 player (subject to availability) including earphones - 30 GBP deposit required
  • Lunch
  • Stirling Castle entry fee (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

- Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, not far from the intersection of the Bridges and the Royal Mile. - Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs to check-in.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Super cool excursion!

Very nice excursion, tour guide Angus told us a lot about the history and the area. We would have loved half an hour longer to enjoy the beautiful Loch Lomond, what a beautiful lake, what a view! The apple-cinnamon scones there were indeed delicious, would have preferred to enjoy them a bit longer / quieter. Stirling Castle is beautiful!

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October 30, 2018

Seen a lot, super informed, very spontaneous

Despite the need to make changes to the plan at short notice due to the Queen's almost parallel program, we saw everything. The driver, Rich, briefly extended the tour by an hour. So that we could still go to Stirling Castle. Despite the Scottish accent, comments while driving were easy to understand and both informative and entertaining. One had the impression that what he said is important to him. We recommend.

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July 6, 2017

Nice landscape overview

The tour was very interesting, as some historical background information was also passed on. Unfortunately, the weather played a limited role. The guide was very nice, however we were not asked for an audio guide and it was sometimes very difficult to always follow and understand the explanations with Scottish dialect.

July 25, 2015

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