Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies Day Tour

Created with Sketch. 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB
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Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Wonder at the magnificent Kelpies, take in the stunning beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and discover the turbulent history of Stirling Castle on this day tour.

First, you will journey to the world’s largest equine sculptures – the Kelpies. The Kelpies are now one of the most iconic images of modern-day Scotland. Made up of 300 tonnes of structural steel, these magnificent horse head sculptures each stand at 30-metres high.

Next, you will venture to the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’. Balmaha village is located on the eastern shores of the biggest loch on the British Isles. Afterwards, 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 will take you to one of the largest and most significant castles in Scotland. Namely Stirling Castle. Both architecturally and historically impressive, it is seated 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 these famous historic characters.

After a day of soaking up remarkable history and stunning sceneries, you will return to Edinburgh in the early evening, where you can relax in one of the many cosy pubs.

This tour is the perfect day out for exploring a variety of Scotland’s scenic and historical 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.


Please note from 5 February 2024, our Edinburgh tours will no longer be departing from Edinburgh Bus Station.

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


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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.

Loch Lomand & 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.


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


  • Visit Stirling Castle (optional extra)
  • We recommend all guests 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

Created with Sketch. 60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB


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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