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Loch Lomond, Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland

Loch Lomond, Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Gray Line Scotland
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Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion into Scotland’s Highlands, with a brief panoramic tour of Glasgow, before heading to beautiful Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and many other must-see sights.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy a short panoramic tour of Glasgow
  • Head for the Highlands of Scotland on a scenic drive through Trossachs National Park
  • Visit Loch Lomond and marvel at the breathtaking views
  • Enjoy time in Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Trossachs
  • Spend time in magical Stirling with the option to visit the Castle
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From Edinburgh, your Loch Lomond, The Highlands, and Stirling Castle tour heads west towards Loch Lomond, with a short panoramic tour of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow. See how this once industrial giant is again flourishing. After passing the River Clyde, world-famous for its heavy industry and shipbuilding, stop on the banks of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest expanse of freshwater.

Here there will be time for a boat trip or to explore The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area. Recently designated a National Park, it's a place where the magnificent landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries. Head then to the village of Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Trossachs.

With its lochs, glens, and heather-covered mountains, this area is well known as the Highlands in Miniature and was a favorite destination of Sir Walter Scott. The location was used as the backdrop for the movies adapted from his books Rob Roy and The Lady of the Lake. Driving on, travel through the town of Callander and past Doune Castle, which is featured in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and then towards Stirling. On top of a volcanic rock sits historic Stirling Castle where you'll stop for at least an hour to allow time to wander the grounds of the Castle or perhaps enjoy a refreshment in The Castle's Unicorn Café. With stunning views of the Forth Valley, this is the site of William Wallace's famous victory in 1297, and of course, the Wallace Monument: a 200-foot tribute to the man immortalized in the movie Braveheart. Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. The scenery will take your breath away. Heading southwards, enjoy a relaxing drive home listening to Scottish music while passing Bannockburn, the scene of Robert the Bruce's famous victory over the English in 1314, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.

  • Pickup from selected departure points in central Edinburgh
  • Tour of Glasgow
  • Scenic tour through the Highlands
  • Stops for refreshments
  • Stop at Loch Lomond
  • Loch Lomond cruise (optional, payable to driver on the day)
  • Time in Stirling with option to visit the Castle
  • Driver-guide
  • Transportation by luxury coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch or refreshments
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you wish to visit the inside of Stirling Castle, tickets must be pre-booked
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances such as weather, availability of attractions, and road condition
  • A small number of participants is required to run the tour. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not met and your tour is canceled, a refund, rescheduled date, or alternative tour will be offered
  • Several city center drop-off points are available at the end of your tour and although it might not be exactly where you were picked up, you can discuss the best option for you with your driver-guide
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Excellent tour. The driver, Willie, was amazing. He took the tour to another level. His knowledge of Scottish history and culture made the hours in the bus interesting. The optional boat tour of the lack was nice but probably a little short. We stopped in a small town for lunch. There was only one restaurant but the food was good. Kids loved the stop to see the town highland cows. Stirling castle was nice. Glad we saw it before Edinburgh castle . Otherwise would have been a let down.

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July 16, 2022

This was an excellent introduction to the lochs and mountains of Scotland. The tour did not visit Stirling as the castle visit needs to be pre-booked. The driver did, however make a stop to view the castle from a distance and there was also a stop at The Kelpies. A very enjoyable day.

August 1, 2021

Was a great experience, and the tour guide, I think his name was Dougie was amazing and very funny! He was very friendly and had a great knowledge of history about the places we visited, along with the Scottish history. I love Mary Queen of Scots, and also I am very interested in the the Jacobite rising, so I liked to hear those stories.

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July 30, 2021

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