Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Kelpies

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Adult
from$69
Concession
from$65

 

A splendid introduction to Scotland. This tour fuses the remarkable beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with the majestic sight of The Kelpies and the savage history of Stirling Castle. On this trip there is plenty of time to examine amazing architecture and ponder over breathtaking natural and man-made wonders while immersing yourself in myths, legends and stories.  

Stirling Castle grounds and gardens are open but access to the interior is limited. 

Highlights

  • Stirling Castle
  • Balmaha Village with Views to Ben Lomond
  • Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • The Kelpies, Magnificent 30m High Steel Sculptures

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Foreign Language Audio Guide
  • WiFi

Explore More

  • Stirling Castle (reserve at the time of booking)

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

 

 

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"We had a lovely day with our guides Carrie and Kylie on this tour. I enjoyed being part of a small group and our guides were informative and lots of fun. You have a set amount of time to explore each of these locations on your own, and the itinerary gives you a good cross-section of the most popular sites in Scotland. "

Olivia, June 2019

Itinerary


We depart Edinburgh at 8.45am and head west through Scotland's central belt towards the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ where we take time at Balmaha to admire views of Ben Lomond. Here, you will have the opportunity to go on a woodland walk that will afford you great views of the loch. Standing on its bank you will understand why Loch Lomond has been immortalised in a world-famous song. 

 The afternoon is spent exploring Stirling.  Take the chance to discover impressive Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most important structures both historically and architecturally.  Many royals have been crowned at Stirling Castle, including Mary Queen of Scots, and it was central to William Wallace’s fight in the Wars of Independence. Alternatively, explore Stirling, geographically one of the most significant towns in Scottish history. 

 On our way back you will have the chance to visit and marvel at the stunning Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse-powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott. They also celebrate the mythological transforming beasts living in our lochs, rivers and streams, who possess the strength and endurance of 100 horses. We return to Edinburgh early evening at approximately 5.30pm. 

 

(Routes are subject to change)

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STIRLING CASTLE

Stirling Castle is arguably the most impressive and historically important castle in Scotland. Seen for miles around, its imposing position has played a hugely strategic role throughout the centuries. Once home to the Scottish Royals, the building has been subject to many bloody sieges and much political intrigue. 

Departure


Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.30am for tour departure at 08.45am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.

 

Please note: 

From the 1st of April 2023 all tours from Edinburgh will depart and end at:

Edinburgh Bus Station 
St. Andrews Square 
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 3DQ  

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.30am for tour departure at 08.45am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.