Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)
Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers
On this Loch Lomond, The Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour, your coach will pick you up from your hotel in Edinburgh City Centre and will take you to see cities, towns, and the beautiful scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
It’s a fantastic way to see Scotland. Travel in luxury vehicles, see the beautiful Scottish scenery, and hear the stories of the Country’s history. Tours are all taken by knowledgeable tour guide drivers, so you can find out all there is to know.
On this trip, you will enjoy panoramic views of Scotland’s largest City, Glasgow. Why not take a boat trip on the UK’s largest expanse of freshwater, Loch Lomond or simply enjoy the stunning beauty of the loch and the surrounding scenery. You will see the beauty of Aberfeldy, which is the gateway to the Trossachs, Scotland’s magnificent Highland national Park. Enjoy one of Britain’s best drives through ‘The Highlands in Miniature’ at Duke’s Pass. This popular public road, regarded as one of Britain’s best drives, leads you through some of the most scenic parts of the iconic Trossachs landscape. Along the way you also visit one of Scotland’s landmark Castles – Stirling Castle.
Please Note: Children under 6 years old are not accepted on the tour.
From Edinburgh, your Loch Lomond, The Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour heads west towards Loch Lomond, taking 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 it’s heavy industry and shipbuilding, stop on the banks of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest expanse of fresh water. 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.
Moving on, the next village is Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Trossachs. With it's lochs, glens and heather covered mountains, this area is well-known as “The Highlands in Miniature” and was a favourite 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 featured in the movie 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' as well as in the Outlander series. Then, head towards Stirling. On top of a volcanic rock sits historic Stirling Castle where you will stop for at least an hour to allow you time to wander the grounds of the Castle or perhaps enjoy a refreshment in The Castle's Unicorn Café, it's name comes from the many statues and other representations of unicorns that can be seen around the castle.
With breath-taking views of the Forth Valley, the site of William Wallace's famous victory in 1297 and of course, the Wallace Monument - a 200 ft tribute to the man immortalised 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, you will enjoy a relaxing drive home listening to Scottish music while passing Bannockburn, 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.
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