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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

From US$ 55.92 per person

Explore the land of Scottish heroes and royalty on a day filled with lochs and quaint towns. Visit Scotland’s first national park, see “Highlands in Miniature” and the remains of the imposing Stirling Castle.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Loch Lomond

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Trossachs National Park

  • Aberfoyle (lunch)

  • Stirling Castle

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • See one of Scotland's most picturesque and romantic lochs, Loch Lomond
  • Explore Stirling Castle atop craggy Castle Hill, rich in history with tales of Mary, Queen of Scots, William Wallace, and Robert the Bruce
  • Take a 1-hour cruise across Loch Lomond, taking in spectacular views
  • Journey through Scotland's first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Stop for lunch in historic Aberfoyle
  • Marvel at the impressive Kelpies sculpture
Full description

Spend a day experiencing the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park from Edinburgh. Enjoy a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, explore the pretty villages of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond Shores, and set off on a spectacular cruise across Loch Lomond.

Departing Edinburgh, head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you can enjoy an hour-long cruise taking in spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains.

Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Loch Lomond Shores, with its quaint houses, cafes, and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. 

Enter The Trossachs National Park and experience its abundance of lochs, mountains, and forests. Continue on, past medieval Doune Castle, to the pretty town of Aberfoyle, situated on the banks of the River Teith in Stirlingshire, where you stop to enjoy some lunch. 

Travel north-west for your last stop of the day at magnificent Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most historically significant castles, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.

Visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots. Travel back to Edinburgh at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Tour with an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver and guide.
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. entrance fees to the Loch Lomond Cruise and Stirling Castle).
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, children under the age of 4 cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 604 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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This was pur second trip with GetYourGuide and they never fail to impress. Though the weather was not cooperating well, Jim made sure that we all have fun and went an extra mile just to make sure we all enjoy our trip! Thank you again Jim and GetYourGuide for this experience! Will be back again soonest!❤️✨

November 16, 2021

Oh I had a lot of fun. The route taken was picturesque and our guide Gary was a great story teller. Especially with the Kelpies, he created quite an atmosphere.. Taking the cruise was a good decision, because otherwise one misses out the scenery along the shores of the lake. Another lovely spot was the area around Loch Achray.. Ultimate holiday getaway...Overall, I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends. Thank you once again, getyourguide.

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October 21, 2021

Amazing day to be fair. Stuart the driver was brilliant. Constant narrative of fact and detail. What a superb host. Absolutely made the day. Worth every penny and fully recommend him to give you an excellent day. Took real interest in us as passengers. Honestly, a really good day out.

October 7, 2021

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