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

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

From US$ 56.03 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
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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

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

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

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

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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 379 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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Had the most amazing day in a safe and COVID friendly way. Our tour guide, Graham T, really brought the day alive with his fantastic historical knowledge and comical commentary with commuting between locations. The Kelpies are incredible and a great photo opportunity, we had a lovely walk along the banks of Loch Lomond and look at stunning views from atop Stirling Castle. If you’re only in Scotland for a few days, this tour is a must!

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May 30, 2021

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

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