Loch Lomond, Kelpies, and Stirling Castle Small-Group Tour

Loch Lomond, Kelpies, and Stirling Castle Small-Group Tour

From $57.75 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
Starting time 9:15 AM
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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
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

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Important information

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  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • 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 356 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Nik was a great tour guide with all his stories and friendly approach. There were only 3 people on the tour including ourselves which added to a more personal feeling. The only thing for us was, we felt we didn’t have enough time visiting the Kelpies. 30 minutes was the allocation, 45 minutes would have been better. Times for exploring the other locations was fine. All in all a very enjoyable day

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October 3, 2020

Our guide Dom was funny and shared with us a lot of interesting facts, stories and legends which were also accompanied with relevant Scottish songs which was nice. I liked the fact that we had long stops however the time passed so quick that even seemingly long stops were not enough, that was the only drawback of the trip.

September 19, 2020

We visited the Kelpies, walked around them and took some photos, then went to the welcoming centre. We went on to Loch Lomond and walked around it and saw some amazing views of the loch, the highlands and lowlands. At the end of the walk, Ashleigh had booked us into a cosy restaurant where we had a delicious lunch. We travelled on to beautiful Stirling Castle where we learned about the fascinating history of the castle. Ashleigh was a fantastic guide. She came to meet us on the walk around Loch Lomond, was very knowledgeable and entertaining in her historical talks on the bus and played Scottish music for us one the journey. I had a wonderful day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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January 23, 2020

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