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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 50.35 per person

Spend a day getting acquainted with the beautiful and fascinating Scottish Highlands. The tour takes you from Edinburgh through historic Stirling and on to Loch Lomond. Stop at a well-known whisky distillery, visit castles and take in spectacular views.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Scottish Highlands
  • Explore the ancient city of Stirling
  • Visit one of Scotland’s best known whisky distilleries
Full description
As you drive north from Edinburgh on this 9-hour excursion you’ll marvel at the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge. Then, as you travel through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace, dramatized in the film Braveheart, and explain his link to the area you're passing through. Your first stop is the city of Stirling, where you'll have ample time to visit the stunning castle (admission not included) or enjoy a walk along the atmospheric, ancient streets that surround it. You'll then have the opportunity to visit one of Scotland's best known distilleries, where you’ll learn how they make their whisky and get a dram of their Highland Single Malt Whisky (optional extra). The tour route takes you past Loch Lubnaig and then through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, home of the Highland rogue Rob Roy. Stopping at some of the best view points, you’ll be able to take in the view from the An Ceann Mor platform at Inveruglus and then walk the shore of Scotland’s biggest loch at Luss.
Includes
  • Tour driver
  • Admission fees
  • Food
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Highland Experience Tours, 1 Parliament Square, Caffe Nero, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

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Important information

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  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had a lovely day. Our guide was great. We learned a lot. Loch Lomand was our lunch stop so we didnt see much of the lake, but the weather was great and we enjoyed our time together there. Sterling Castle is extraordinary, inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed the Auchentoshan Distillery! We didnt know what to expect but learned a lot, and would fully reccommend it. Tasting is believing!

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September 1, 2022

Loved the tour very much. Michael was very knowledgeable and fun. Despite the Covid-19 impact in most of the region, he managed to accommodate the route and added additional views as we were a very small group and were quick to visit and covef the castle. A note to all that are considering Scotland as staycation destination, it is somehow quiet but nonetheless most of the sight can be visited and enjoyed, possibly not at full splendour as in a regular August, but a great experience definitely.

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August 13, 2020

This was such a fun experience! Not only did I get to see parts of Scotland that I've always wanted dreamed of, I also saw places I'd never considered. The driver/tour guide was hilarious, and kept the trip light hearted and fun. Definitely worth the expense, which was very reasonable. Next time I think I'll do the Locke Ness Monster Tour.

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February 3, 2020

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