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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Likely to sell out

From US$ 68.15 per person

Explore the land of Scottish heroes and royalty on a day filled with lochs and quaint towns. Visit Scotland’s first national park, see “Highlands in Miniature” and the remains of 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
  • See one of Scotland's most picturesque and romantic lochs, Loch Lomond
  • Explore Stirling Castle atop craggy Castle Hill, rich in history
  • Take a 1-hour cruise across Loch Lomond, taking in spectacular views
  • Journey through the Trossachs National Park
  • Marvel at the impressive Kelpies sculpture
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
  • Driver and guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fees to the Loch Lomond Cruise and Stirling Castle
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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 734 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 driver Paul Henderson made this day trip most enjoyable and enlightening with his version of Scottish history and other amusing stories that kept everyone entertained. He gave us a fascinating insight into the Scottish character interspersed with appropriate Scottish music. The Loch Lomond boat trip was marred by the inclement weather, but still enjoyable. The lunch break at a Wool Centre with rare breed sheep, near an amazing butchers, introduced some to the famous Scotch pie, not to everyone's taste. Then on to Stirling Castle where we found a nice pub nearby for a pint or two. We made our way through wonderful scenery to visit the Kelpies, the main reason for us to chose this trip. They are fabulous, a must-see for anyone visiting Scotland. Before heading back to Edinburgh, our driver Paul demonstrated on a willing volunteer, how to wear a proper Scottish kilt, such a versatile garment, and he also showed us some ancient swords as used by highland soldiers.

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June 25, 2022

We took a tour to Loch Lomond and Sterling and it was very nice. We left on time and the all way our driver Martin explained us the surrounding and told us about the history of the various things we were seeing. We took the boat cruise and it was very nice, the kids really enjoyed it. Also we drove through stunning Scenery.

June 1, 2022

I have done this tour more than once so maybe that speaks for itself. It wasn't rushed and just the right tempo for vacation created by our guide Martin. The countryside between the stops was amazing which holds true for entire Scotland. The view from Stirling castle was stunning..the kelpies stunning.. What else? Will probably do this again in autumn.

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May 12, 2022

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