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Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Heart of Scotland Tours
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From US$ 61.19 per person

Discover historic Scotland on this unique full-day tour. Follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this trip into the Scottish heartlands. Visit Stirling Castle, stroll on the banks of Loch Lomond and visit the famous Glengoyne Distillery.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit historic Stirling Castle
  • See the incredibly hairy highland cows!
  • Discover Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • Taste malt whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery
Full description
Explore Scotland’s history on this unique tour. Start your day with a visit to Stirling Castle, home to the Scottish Royals until the early 17th century. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the castle itself or stroll around Old Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland. On your way to Loch Lomond you’ll see the famous highland cows, and pass a stunning landscape of lochs and mountains, reaching Loch Lomond at lunchtime. After lunch by the "bonnie banks," you’ll have the choice of a boat trip on the Loch or a short nature walk to a superb viewpoint over Scotland’s largest lake. You’ll finish the day at Glengoyne Distillery, situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands. The distillery, which takes its name from ‘Glen Guin’ or Glen of the Wild Geese, has been producing high quality single malt for nearly 200 years. You will, of course, have the opportunity to tour this beautifully located distillery and sample the delicious 10-year-old product for yourself!
Includes
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by comfortable Mercedes mini-coach
  • Entrance fees: Stirling Castle (adult £16.00, concession £12.80, 5-15s £9.60). Glengoyne Distillery (adults £9.50, over 60s £8.40, under 18s free)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Meeting point

Bus Stop ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ.

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  • Please note, children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 169 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Thoroughly enjoyed the tour on the 03.03.20 with my daughter. The tour guide/driver, Iain, was very entertaining, knowledgeable and accommodating. He probably even organised the beautiful sunny weather we experienced! The views of the Highlands were magnificent. (And Iain's playlist on the return journey was excellent!) Will definitely recommend this tour!

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March 5, 2020

Great day in Scotland! I strongly recommend, you just need to speak a minimum of English to understand the guide. Alan is very warm, caring and even offers a hike to loch lomond with a view! In addition, on the return he offers to drop off at another place on the way if necessary!

October 31, 2019

Many highlights in one day

After being a bit disappointed with the drive to Loch Ness, I'm glad I booked this tour. Our guide Graham was very entertaining, gave us an understanding of the history of Scotland and anecdotes. There were ample photo stops and by having a small bus we were able to go into corners where large tour buses can't go. One of the highlights for me was the little hike (optional) on Loch Lomond. I also found Stirling interesting. On the way we saw "Hamish the Hairy Coo" and his family. The crowning glory of this tour and my trip was a visit to the Glengoyne Distillery with a tasting. Overall, a very nice tour that I would be happy to recommend.

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October 8, 2019

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