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Loch Lomond The Highlands And Stirling Castle

An incredible chance to view the lochs and castles of the Scottish Highlands

Highlights

  • Spend time on Loch Lomond (optional cruise pay locally)
  • Travel the Trossachs
  • Stop in Stirling (optional visit to the castle pay locally)

Heading west towards Loch Lomond, we take time for a short panoramic tour of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow and see how this once industrial giant is again flourishing. Soon after passing the River Clyde, world famous for its heavy industry and shipbuilding, we stop on the Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest expanse of water. Here there will be time for a boat trip or a ramble, as you wish. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area, recently designated a National Park, is a place where the magnificent landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries.

Moving on, we soon come to the village of Aberfoyle, the gateway to the Trossachs, where we will stop for lunch. With its lochs, glens and heather covered mountains, this area is well known as “Highlands in Miniature” and was a favourite destination of Sir Walter Scott who used the location as the backdrop for his movies “Rob Roy” and “The Lady of the Lake”. Soon after driving through the picturesque village of Callander, we will pass the massive 14th century Doune Castle, which was featured in the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

Then on to Stirling, where there will be an opportunity to visit the castle. With at least a hour´s stop on the castle esplanade you will be able to visit the castle or other nearby attractions and take in the magnificent views over the Forth Valley towards the Wallace Monument, a 200-foot memorial to William Wallace, the man immortalized in the movie “Braveheart”. Leaving Stirling, we pass Bannockburn, scene of Robert the Bruce's famous victory over the English in 1314, and then Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queens of Scots in 1542. Suitable and relaxing music will be played during your comfortable drive home.

IMPORTANT: Children under 5 years old are not permitted to travel on these tours.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

Suitable and relaxing music will be played during your comfortable drive back to Edinburgh.

Please be aware that infants are not allowed on this tour.

Tour Information

Tour Date: This tour runs daily year-round excluding 25-26 December.

Meeting Time: 8:45AM. Please be at meeting point at least 15min before the departure time.

Departure Time: 9:00AM

Duration: 9.5HRS approx

Meeting Point: Selected hotels in Edinburgh.

Inclusions:

  • Includes a FREE pick-up from selected hotels in Edinburgh!
  • Guided Tour with a Fully Trained and Experienced Driver/Guide

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Boat Trip
  • Lunch