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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$ 61.68 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
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users
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

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • 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 155 reviews

Review summary

  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Culture, stories, music and Scottish history all rolled into one!

Our driver Pete was fantastic. He told us stories of Stirling Castle and the surrounding village. We learn d about Rob Roy, Wallace and the Reverend Robert Kirk. The day was perfect for viewing Loch Lomond and hearing stories of the area and the history behind the song. We had lots of time to walk and explore and enjoy a dram or two! On the way back Pete played traditional Scottish music providing a wonderful end to the day. Highly recommend!

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December 10, 2014

Gail was an incredible tourguide!

You get a great introduction to Scottish history, and get to see and hear alot. You need a ticket to get into Stirling Castle, but its worth it. While on the road, we got all sorts of funny, interesting and facinating stories. You would think that both the guide and us where tired after an entire day, but that was not the case. We are particularly impressed of our guide, Gail, who told us stories all day, and kept her entusiasm up all day.

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March 27, 2016

enjoyed tour and the guide was excellent.

The problem with the tour was not enough time at Sterling Castle. The tour should have been longer at the Castle, we should have eaten in Sterling and then visited the Wallace Monument. Loch Lomond is beautiful. You could arrange to be there when there is a boat ride on the Loch. I took a boat ride on the Loch in the 60's and it was excellent.

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October 3, 2012

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