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From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Tour

From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Discover the Scottish Highlands on a day tour and see forests, lochs, and stunning mountains. Learn about Scotland's history with visits to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and Kelpies.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit Stirling Castle, site of great battles and known as the "Key to Scotland"
  • Explore the land of Braveheart's William Wallace
  • Discover "Scotland in Miniature" at the Trossachs
  • Go on a nature trail walk beside Loch Lomond
  • Drive through the beautiful landscape of Loch Lomond National Park
  • Discover Scottish history in Rob Roy country
  • View the Kelpies: the largest pair of horse sculptures in the world
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Explore the Scottish Highlands and admire its spectacular scenery on a guided tour from Edinburgh. Discover more about Scottish historical figures and events with stops at Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and Kelpies.

Depart Edinburgh and travel through the historic grace of Linlithgowshire. Your guide will help you spot Linlithgow palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

On the way to Loch Lomond, make a stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses’ heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland. From here you head to the shores of Loch Lomond, which is Scotland’s largest loch and is protected as Scotland’s first National Park. This is the perfect place to enjoy a walk along the ‘bonny banks’ and take in fantastic views of the mountains.

This tranquil area was once the home of Scotland’s famous highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. By spending time on the trails by the loch you’ll be walking in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s greatest legends. Head into the Trossachs or ‘The Highlands in Miniature’, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. See steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests. You stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park then continue to the city of Stirling where you can visit one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles. You can choose to take in the views from inside and understand why this castle was so instrumental in Scottish history. From here, make a short journey back to Edinburgh via Kelpies before arriving back in the capital.

  • Air-conditioned mini coach transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meet at Rabbie's Cafe Bar.

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tour. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 462 reviews

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We had a great time on this tour, especially enjoyed Stirling castle, plenty of time to see it. Loch Lomond stop was for only an hour though and we did not get to see the lake in all of it’s beauty, which we were disappointed of as we were considering it a highlight, so maybe next time. Our driver and guide Graeme was great and entertaining all the way, funny and provided us with lots of interesting stories and jokes throughout our day.

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July 23, 2022

Our guide was Fiona absolutely brilliant . I had fell on another outing the night before could hardly walk she was so caring and made sure I was ok everystep of the way even though she was keeping everyone else right . Would recommend her and this tour to everyone . I was with my partner and two other family members and because I could not do any walking she kept checking on me so my family could enjoy the tour . She a lovely lady and a brilliant guide.

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July 4, 2022

Interesting tour, impeccably organized tour in terms of service, means of transport and timing. Peter very good and very kind. If, like me, you speak school English, don't expect to understand great things ... too bad because the guide talked a lot throughout the trip and certainly told interesting things.

June 28, 2022

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