Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies

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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Location

Edinburgh

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

08.30

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Departure Time

08.45

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Return Time (approx)

17.30

Overview

Enjoy a unique mix of Scotland on the Lochs, Castles and The Kelpies Tour. Take in the stunning beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Also discover the turbulent history of Stirling Castle. Finally see the magnificent 30-metre high-horse-head sculptures – The Kelpies.

Embark on your adventure at 8.45am from Edinburgh and head west through Scotland’s Central Belt. Head towards the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’.  Balmaha village is located on the eastern shores of the biggest loch on the British Isles. Afterward, admire the breathtaking, solitary peak of Scotland’s most southerly Munro (a Scottish mountain), Ben Lomond. Enjoy the fresh air during a woodland walk with views overlooking Loch Lomond.

In the afternoon, this tour takes you to one of the largest and most significant castles in Scotland. Namely Stirling Castle. Both architecturally and historically impressively, sitting atop Castle Hill. A vast volcanic rock. In 1542 Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here. Discover which other Scottish Kings and Queens were too. Other great figures associated with the castle are William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Follow in the footsteps of famous historic characters.

Lastly, on the return journey, you will have the chance to see the world’s largest equine sculptures – the Kelpies. The Kelpies are now one of the most iconic images of modern-day Scotland.  300 tonnes of structural steel make each 30-metre high horse head sculpture. After a day of soaking up history and stunning sceneries, you will return to Edinburgh in the early evening. After your big day you can relax in one of the many cosy pubs. The Lochs, Castles and The Kelpies tour is a perfect day out exploring a variety of Scotland’s attractions.

Terms and Conditions:

The Company reserves the right to cancel day tours where the minimum number of 6 passengers is not reached.

Please Note: Children under 5 are not permitted.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the mighty Stirling Castle
  • Fall in love with Balmaha Village and the views of Ben Lomond
  • Take in spectacular views of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Admire The Kelpies, a magnificent 30m high steel sculpture

Itinerary

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Balmaha

Start your tour at 8.45am from Edinburgh and head straight to the west towards the pretty village of Balmaha. This Highland village is set along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Enjoy a beautiful woodland walk and admire the stunning views across the loch to the Island of Inchcailloch. Visit the National Park Centre and learn more about one of Scotland's most popular national parks: The Trossachs.

Stirling Castle

In the afternoon, visit one of Scotland's greatest castles. The impressive stone castle is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. This historically important site was home to many Scottish monarchs and the center of many ruthless murders and battles. Wander through the beautiful gardens, as you take in the scenery of the Highlands in the distance. Generations of Scottish monarchs have enlarged, adapted and embellished Stirling Castle. Enjoy the splendours of this stunning castle. A visit inside the castle is optional, where costume guides give a real insight into 16th century royal court life.

The Kelpies
The Kelpies

On your way to Edinburgh, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the powerful enquine sculptures. The Kelpies stand majestically above all around them and are a stunning spectacle of modern engineering designed by the Scottish sculpture, Andy Scott. Capture the beauty of these awe-inspiring sculptures before heading back to Edinburgh, where you will arrive around 5.30pm.


Included

  • Live guided tour
  • Map of tour route
  • Multilingual audio guide onboard
  • WiFi onboard

Excluded

  • Visit Stirling Castle (optional extra)
  • All guests must have travel insurance with medical, evacuation and repatriation covering all applicable dates of travel with HAGGiS Adventures/Highland Explorer Tours. This insurance must cover; trip interruption, personal injury, medical expenses and repatriation cover including and during pandemic events.

Meeting Point

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FAQs

Where do we depart from?
You can find your bus at 60 High St on the Royal Mile, the Radisson Blu is a good landmark for the address.
Can I be picked up from my accommodation?
Unfortunately this will not be possible, please ensure you are at the departure location at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
Are there any extra costs to be aware of?
There may be entry fees to enter some locations you visit, entry fees are not included in the tour price.
What's included in the price?
The price covers your transport and guide, meals are not included to allow you to eat to your budget.
Can you store my luggage whilst I am on tour?
Unfortunately no, however there is luggage storage available in Waverley Train Station.
Are there bathrooms on board the bus?
No, but there will be bathroom stops during the tour.
Can you store my luggage whilst I am on tour?
Unfortunately no, however there is luggage storage available in Waverley Train Station.
Are children allowed?
No children under the age of 5 will be able to travel.
Are the busses accessible?
They are, we ask that you let us know in advance so the driver knows of any assistance required.

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