Day trip

From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Kelpies Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours
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Explore the land of Scottish heroes and royalty with us. Visit Scotland’s Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch. See the Trossachs - “the Highlands in Miniature”. Visit the imposing Stirling Castle.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Edinburgh

  • 1.5 hours
  • Loch Lomond

  • Boat cruise

    • Optional
  • Trossachs National Park

  • Aberfoyle (lunch)

  • Stirling Castle

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Edinburgh

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Spend time on a scenic boat cruise along Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch
  • Explore the historic Stirling Castle - home to many of Scotland's former Royals
  • Journey through the Trossachs National Park - "the Highland's in Miniature"
  • Retrace the steps of the legendary outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor in the Trossachs
  • Marvel at the Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures
Full description

Spend a day experiencing the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park from Edinburgh. Enjoy a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, explore the pretty villages of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond Shores, and set off on a spectacular cruise across Loch Lomond.

Departing Edinburgh, head to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you can enjoy an hour-long cruise taking in spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains.

Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Loch Lomond Shores, with its quaint houses, cafes, and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. 

Enter The Trossachs National Park and experience its abundance of lochs, mountains, and forests. Continue on, past medieval Doune Castle, to the pretty town of Aberfoyle, situated on the banks of the River Teith in Stirlingshire, where you stop to enjoy some lunch. 

Travel north-west for your last stop of the day at magnificent Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most historically significant castles, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.

Visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scots. Travel back to Edinburgh at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Travel on a modern, comfortable coach
  • Live commentary from your expert driver-guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
  • Ticket for Loch Lomond boat cruise
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meet outside the green Ensign Ewart pub. There is currently a shortage of taxi and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you're thinking of using a taxi. It is strongly recommended that you allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 882 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease! he made sure we had plenty of time to fully enjoy each stop -- The Kelpies, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle -- and he was very good at pointing out spots of interest along the way

November 4, 2022

We went on a tour to Loch Lomond on the 1st of November and our driver was Graham (I hope I spelled it right!). He was so awesome and funny! Got us to see Hamish the highland coo. Everything was amazing, the views breathtaking, boat ride awesome as well. I’m sorry about the McDonald’s joke, Graham, I can’t speak for anyone else, but I was texting my friend the coo pics at the time and my mom doesn’t speak English, so we missed the joke completely also shout out to the three Italian guys who missed the bus in the morning, but somehow managed to catch up with us halfway through the tour, truly impressive!

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November 2, 2022

A lovely day trip with well-selected stops along the way. Beautiful and magnificent nature and historically interesting places. On top of that, a fantastic guide, Paul, who entertained us with great storytelling, humour, excitement and facts about Scotland's history. The only thing I can complain about is the somewhat too short lunch break, which was a bit too stingy in terms of time.

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October 12, 2022

Product ID: 12655