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Loch Lomond, Kelpies, and Stirling Castle Small-Group Tour

Loch Lomond, Kelpies, and Stirling Castle Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 60.37 per person

Discover the Scottish Highlands on a full-day small group tour, and see forests, lochs, and stunning mountains. Explore Scotland's history and learn about its greatest heroes with visits to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and more.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Leave 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 you 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. You then head into the Trossachs or ‘The Highlands in Miniature’, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests: this area is stunning. 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 our short journey back to Edinburgh passes the Kelpies once again before arriving back in the capital.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned mini coach transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 408 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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A truly wonderful tour. The Kelpies are impressive, the scenery stunning and Stirling Castle a must-see. However, walking on the banks of Loch Lomond was, for me, the highlight of the day. Really recommend this tour and Rabbie’s in particular. We were so lucky to have Duncan as our driver/tour guide with his vast historical knowledge and wonderful, friendly manner helping to make it a truly fabulous day.

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April 5, 2022

Mike was a wonderful driver and guide for this tour. The stories and history he gave us along the way was a wonderful add on to the day’s activities. We will most certainly be scheduling another Rabbie’s tour and can only hope that Mike will be our driver again someday. The details of the booking were completely accurate and understandable.

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March 29, 2022

The your tour guide was nice, and helpful, friendly. But if you go in this time, that’s mean the day time is less than the night so, the best way told with your guide go to Kelpies firsth and then another place. Anyway, Kelpies is on the first place that go through and actually the best time in the morning to take the pictures with that. If the guide tells you go there in the last journey, you will not see and can not take a perfect picture in there due to the sky is too dark at 15:30 to 16:00 already.

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January 5, 2022

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