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From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Tour

1. From Edinburgh: Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Tour

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.

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

2. Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, & Kelpies Tour from Edinburgh

Take in views of the shimmering shores of Loch Lomond and the imposing towers of Stirling Castle on this full-day tour of the breathtaking Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh. Travel aboard a spacious and climate-controlled bus.  Leave Edinburgh and head west to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Stop at Balmaha to admire sweeping views of Ben Lomond. Have the chance to go on a woodland walk to get some great views of the Loch. Relax on the drive to Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most important structures both historically and architecturally. Many have been crowned at Stirling Castle, including Mary Queen of Scots. Purchase tickets to the castle and see a site that was central to William Wallace’s and Robert the Bruce's fight in the Wars of Independence. Alternatively, explore the city of Stirling, which is geographically one of the most significant towns in Scottish history. Stop to see the Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott. Finally, return to Edinburgh by early evening.

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Had such a great time on this tour! Mark was the driver/guide and he had a really good mix of talking, music and quiet. He told us lots of interesting stories and facts about the different places we went to. Loch Lomond was a highlight for me, loved it even in the pouring rain! A couple of people in my group said they had accidentally missed their tour the day before and Rabbie’s emailed them to check they were okay and put them onto the next available tour without any further charge, which is amazing customer service! Can’t wait to do another tour with this company soon

Fantastic trip to the kelpies, Loch lomond where there is a pub or cafe for lunch, Stirling Castle where you can either go into the castle or have a walk down into the town. Added bonuses were a stop off to see some Highland coos, a few Outlander sites were also pointed out and due to the rubbish weather we took a slight detour so that we could see the Forth bridge.

Stewart was thoroughly entertaining and we just did not realise how the trip went by. His stories bought the entire trip to life. It was a wonderful experience.

It started off 30 minutes late due to the driver. Cameron was an excellent tour guide and did keep us on schedule. I really enjoyed this tour.

Tour was exactly as described. Andy and Declan were great guides. Andy had great knowledge of local history. We really enjoyed the day.