Castles, West Highlands and Loch Lomond

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$99
Concession
from$94

Head northwest from Edinburgh for a jam-packed day of extraordinary mountain ranges, lochs, and Highland castles. This tour takes you through historic Stirlingshire, home of William Wallace, to the famous Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and on to the West Highlands. Explore the charming Highland villages of Inveraray and Luss, travel through Campbell country to Kilchurn Castle on the shores of Loch Awe, and soak up some of the most stunning views of the Scottish Highlands along the way. 

Highlights

  • Doune Castle (optional)*
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Inveraray
  • Scenic Shores of Loch Fyne
  • Rest and Be Thankful
  • Conservation Village of Luss
  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Inclusions

  • Passionate Local Guide

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  • Entrance to Doune Castle (reserve at the time of booking)*

*Doune Castle will be closed between the 27 May - 4 June 2024 (dates inclusive) due to commercial activity taking place, in which case we visit Linlithgow Palace instead.

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

 

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Itinerary


We depart Edinburgh and head northwest, through famous Stirlingshire, home of legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace. Our first stop is Doune where you have the option to visit Doune Castle*, one of Scotland’s best-preserved medieval castles and filming location for Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

We keep heading west, through Scotland’s famous Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, home to the stunning West Highland mountain ranges, lochs, and castles. Travelling through Campbell country, feast your eyes on Kilchurn Castle on the shores of Loch Awe.

Journey south to Loch Fyne for a lunch stop at the charming town of Inveraray, where you have the chance to visit Inveraray Jail, hailed as one of the world’s most well-preserved courtrooms and jails. You can also take a stroll on the grounds of the majestic Inveraray Castle**.

After lunch, we head back east and take in the iconic beauty spot Rest and Be Thankful, which has stunning views of the Arrochar Alps. The beautiful conservation village of Luss, on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, is our final stop before we head back to Edinburgh, arriving in the evening.

*Doune Castle will be closed between the 27 May - 4 June 2024 (dates inclusive) due to commercial activity taking place, in which case we will visit Linlithgow Palace.

**Inveraray Castle is closed on Tuesdays.

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Options


DOUNE CASTLE* (optional, reserve at the time of booking)

Known to the Outlander fans as Castle Leoch - the seat of Clan MacKenzie. Doune Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval strongholds in Scotland. Built in the 14th century, the castle has survived through the wars and rebellions of Scotland and has its own interesting history. The castle has also been featured in the Monty Python and the Holy Grail movie and more recently it featured as the setting for Winterfell in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones.

*Please note that there are dates throughout the year where you cannot enter Doune Castle due to filming. Tickets into the castle can be reserved at the time of booking.

Departure


Departure point

 

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)

Edinburgh

EH1 1TB

Scotland

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Departure Time

Check-in closes at 7.45am for tour departure at 8.00am. 

We are unable to hold the bus or refund for any late arrivals. Please refer to your e-ticket for full departure details.

Return Time

Tour returns at 6.30pm.