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Glengoyne Distillery: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Tour

1. From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Cruise Tour

Your route north to Stirling follows in the footsteps of the ancient invading armies. This land was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire and was under attack during the Wars of Scottish Independence. As you approach Stirling, you spot the magnificent castle*. Perched on the high volcanic rock, this stronghold is known as the ‘Key to Scotland’, and it’s witnessed battles that were turning points in Scottish history. You can learn about its past and discover the secrets of the royal court when you visit. From Stirling, you travel into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park. This land is full of shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops, and forest-filled glens. And it used to be a perfect place for outlaws like Rob Roy to hide. Hear the tale of this fascinating folk hero and enjoy the magnificent nature all around you before you stop for lunch in picturesque Aberfoyle. After lunch you continue the journey through the national park to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Framed by majestic mountains and adorned with over 30 islands, this stunning loch’s been celebrated in songs and poems for centuries. Join an optional hour-long cruise here to admire the loch from a different angle and enjoy the stories of the local wildlife, folklore, and history. Back on dry land, cast the last glance at the loch and the national park before you start your return journey to Glasgow, where you arrive in the early evening.

Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Tour with Whisky & Chocolate

2. Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Tour with Whisky & Chocolate

Delve deeper into the whisky-making process at Scotland's most beautiful distillery. Located just 14 miles from Glasgow and home of award winning Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Whisky. Join us at the home of Scotland’s slowest stills as we take you on the unhurried journey our spirit makes through the mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of our copper pot stills. Discover what makes the ‘Glengoyne Way’ so unique and why for every minute other whiskies spend in their stills, our spends three. In the No.1 Warehouse, learn about the difference the wood makes to the spirit and how it deepens and intensifies in colour over the years. After an in-depth tour, the tutored tasting begins. Unlock the flavours of our award-winning whiskies as you taste three from the Glengoyne Collection. Discover what happens when you pair world class Single Malt Whisky with the ‘Best truffle in the World’ from Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier.

From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

3. From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

Your tour takes you west past Stirling to Glengoyne Distillery. The tour here introduces you to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. From here, you take a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond for a tasty pub lunch and the chance to sample some local beers. After lunch we recommend a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before heading towards the second distillery of the day. Deanston Distillery* is a converted cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith that has many interesting features and produces some unique whisky flavours. After a relaxed afternoon here you return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavours of single malt whisky fresh in your mind. *Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk & Whisky Tour

4. Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk & Whisky Tour

Embark on a guided day tour to Stirling Castle, Kelpies, Loch Lomond, and the Glengoyne Distillery, departing from Edinburgh. Get an overview of Scottish history and culture as you explore some of the country's most famous landmarks. Depart from Edinburgh and travel first to Stirling Castle. Discover the secrets of this historic castle, which was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. It is situated overlooking the River Forth, at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. Visit the Royal Palace of the castle and witness lavish decor from the 1500s. Visit the last Royal Scottish building at Stirling, The Chapel Royal, and learn how Stirling castle is linked to famous names like King Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobite uprising. From Stirling Castle, you will then visit the banks of Loch Lomond. Take a short hike on the shores and hear all about local legends along with the history, wildlife, and culture of Trossachs National Park. Learn more about the Vikings that landed and colonized this area many years ago. After hiking the banks of Loch Lomond, head to Glengoyne Distillery where you’ll get the opportunity to take a tour to learn about the whisky-making process. Discover how they create the famous “water of life” you’ll even get the chance to taste a delicious dram or two. Continue to the Kelpies sculpture in Falkirk and marvel at the almost 100ft work created by Glaswegian Andy Scott. Learn about these mythical creatures that are said to be prevalent in Scottish waters, and who can cause a lot of havoc to unsuspecting locals with their shape-shifting abilities. Finally, relax on the journey back towards Edinburgh. Be dropped off in the city center and say your farewells as you enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland.

Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk, and Whisky Tour

5. Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Walk, and Whisky Tour

See the highlights of Scotland including a historic castle, the Highland Whisky Distillery, and the Scottish Highlands. Learn all about the history of the area from your local guide. After departing Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and one that’s full of character, a great music scene, and plenty of wonderful restaurants, your guide will take you north to the historic city of Stirling. This is your chance to visit Stirling Castle, a notably prominent feature on the skyline steeped in some of the most magnificent history in the country. It’s believed to have been besieged at least 16 times and changed hands many times during the Wars of Independence. Enjoy free time to explore the castle and even join one of their scheduled tours led by the expert Castle guides. Next, your guide will whisk you over to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to experience the magnificent Scottish Highlands. Witness the Highland boundary fault line, the area of Scotland where the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands crashed together millions of years ago. Go for a short walk and truly experience the breathtaking Highland landscape in all its glory. Your guide will regale you with some of the wonderful histories of the area, and introduce you to the wildlife and what makes Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park such a special place. Next, it's time for the tasty part of the tour, a deliciously smooth Highland Whisky Distillery. Your guide will take you over to Glengoyne Distillery where you will want to take a tour and learn all about “uisge beatha” Gaelic for “water of life”. Hear about the entire whisky-making process and even get to delight your taste buds with a wee dram or two, and you might even want to take home a bottle for a nightcap occasionally. So, after having a wonderful day tour and experiencing a diverse range of what Scotland has to offer, your guide will wish you farewell and take you back to Glasgow for you to continue your Great Scottish Adventure. The Stirling Castle, Whisky Distillery, and Loch Lomond guided day tour may be explored in reverse.

Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

6. Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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!

From Edinburgh: Private Whisky Day Tour by Luxury MPV

7. From Edinburgh: Private Whisky Day Tour by Luxury MPV

Experience the ultimate adventure for avid whisky lovers and those who love breathtaking scenery. Prepare for an unforgettable journey that will transport you to the heart of Scotland's whisky heritage. Access two distinguished distilleries: Deanston and Glengoyne. Brace yourself for an immersive experience as you delve into the captivating histories that surround these esteemed establishments. Receive the best of both worlds: tantalizing whisky discoveries and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Indulge your palate, expand your knowledge, and feast your eyes upon the beauty of Scotland.

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What people are saying about Glengoyne Distillery

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 679 reviews

Easy to find and very well organised. We had a great day out visiting the distilleries. Learnt so much from the excellent guides who were very pleasant and informative. Nice lunch in a comfortable and cosy pub by Loch Lomond. Our driver Kevin was terrific with wonderful insights into Scottish history and culture. Friendly and amusing. He was a careful and considerate driver for both his passengers and other road users. All in all a day to remember. Thanks Rabbie’s Tours.

Thanks to David, a pleasant and knowledgeable guide, I was able to have a fun experience! In particular, my friend was new to whiskey, and David made my friend's first whiskey experience fantastic.

Very enjoyable visit. Tour guide so friendly and informative. Would highly recommend.

It was an excellent tour. John was amazing. He was an excellent tour guide.

Informative, educational, well paced, and with an excellent guide