Day trip

Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk & Whisky Tour

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider:Experience Scotland's Wild
Day trip

Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk & Whisky Tour

Activity provider:Experience Scotland's Wild
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From US$ 92.66 per person

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Visit Stirling Castle to learn all about ancient Scottish history. Drink whisky at a Highland scotch distillery and enjoy a fully guided short hike in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit Stirling Castle, connected to Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace
  • Drink whisky at a Highland scotch distillery and learn about its production
  • Take a short guided hike in Loch Lomond and The Trossarchs National Park
  • See the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk and hear about these mythical creatures
  • Experience the Highlands of Scotland on a day tour from Edinburgh
Full description

Embark on a guided day tour to Stirling Castle, Kelpies, Loch Lomond, and the Glengoyne Distillery, departing from Edinburgh. Get an overview of Scottish history and culture as you explore some of the country's most famous landmarks. Depart from Edinburgh and travel first to Stirling Castle. Discover the secrets of this historic castle, which was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. It is situated overlooking the River Forth, at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands.

Visit the Royal Palace of the castle and witness lavish decor from the 1500s. Visit the last Royal Scottish building at Stirling, The Chapel Royal, and learn how Stirling castle is linked to famous names like King Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobite uprising. From Stirling Castle, you will then visit the banks of Loch Lomond. Take a short hike on the shores and hear all about local legends along with the history, wildlife, and culture of Trossachs National Park. Learn more about the Vikings that landed and colonized this area many years ago. After hiking the banks of Loch Lomond, head to Glengoyne Distillery where you’ll get the opportunity to take a tour to learn about the whisky-making process. Discover how they create the famous “water of life” you’ll even get the chance to taste a delicious dram or two. Continue to the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk and marvel at the almost 100ft work created by Glaswegian Andy Scott. Learn about these mythical creatures that are said to be prevalent in Scottish waters, and who can cause a lot of havoc to unsuspecting locals with their shape-shifting abilities. Finally, relax on the journey back towards Edinburgh. Be dropped off in the city center and say your farewells as you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland.

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Guided Walk in Loch Lomond National Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry fees to Stirling Castle and Whisky Glengoyne Distillery
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

• Meet in front of Starbucks • Look out for a van with an "Experience Scotland's Wild" logo • Make sure you arrive on time as the guide will not wait • If you think you may be late, please call the activity provider as soon as possible

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • A moderate level of fitness is required as there will be some short walks
  • You will visit a cafe where you can purchase lunch during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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An absolutely amazing tour with an absolutely amazing guide!! Whichever question, Cal had an answer to it and he made the tour a wonderful experience. The maximum size of the group attending (eight) made it very personal and it felt like we've known each other for quite some time. We strongly recommend it!!

May 19, 2023

Andrew était extrêmement sympathique, et avide de partage d'anecdotes en tout genre. Le van était très confortable et tout s'est déroulé à merveille. Il a su nous laisser notre autonomie et intimité lorsque cela s'y prêtait, puis être jovial et convivial dès que les occasions se présentaient. Merci !

May 5, 2023

Der schottische Guide war klasse, informativ und lustig. Das Schloss und Loch Lomond, im geographischen Mittelpunkt zwischen Lowlands und Highlands, sind absolut sehenswert, und die Führung durch die Distillerie mit anschließender Verkostung war vor allem für unsere Männer ein gelungenes Muss. Glück hatten wir zudem auch mit traumhaft schönem Wetter. Mit dem Guide würden wir sofort wieder auf Tour gehen!!

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April 24, 2023

Product ID: 413493