Day trip

From Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Whisky and Scenic Scotland

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo

From Edinburgh: Stirling Castle, Whisky and Scenic Scotland

Activity provider: The Hairy Coo
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Experience the natural beauty of Scotland on a full-day bus tour to Stirling Castle, The Hermitage and Perthshire. Stop for lunch and an optional whisky distillery tour.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Follow in the footsteps of Scottish heroes Robert the Bruce and William Wallace at Stirling Castle
  • Visit a working Scotch whisky distillery to see how Scotland's national drink is made
Full description
On this incredible tour, we will explore the historic heartlands of Scotland. Depart Edinburgh on an air-conditioned bus (max 16-34 seats). Pass The Kelpies as you head towards Stirling Castle and hear your tour guide tell tales of Scottish greats. You’ll hear about Wallace and The Bruce, as we visit the ancient stronghold of Stirling Castle. Arrive at Stirling and take the optional tour of Stirling Castle or explore the city of Stirling Afterwards, take in the beautiful Scottish scenery on your way to an iconic whisky distillery or scenic tasting (depending on availability). You might even want to try some haggis before we continue on to enjoy the stunning Perthshire landscape as we try and meet some of our most famous hairy residents! We will then head back to Edinburgh via the famous 3 Forth Bridges arriving back at approximately 6:30PM. You’ll enjoy a little bit of everything on this tour; mountains, highland scenery lochs, waterfalls, legend, history and local produce. This is the tour for those who want to sample the best of Scotland at a relaxed pace with lots of time to explore!
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Fully guided tour by air-conditioned coach
  • Optional Scotch whisky distillery tour (£8 per adult; £5 under 18 years of age)
  • Optional Stirling Castle entry (£15.00 per adult; £9.00 5-15 years of age)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • No WiFi or bathrooms onboard, although stops are every 30-60 minutes
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Wheelchair users
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

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Date

Meeting point

Bus stop directly outside Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, post/zipcode: EH1 2PS at 8:30 AM. Please arrive no later than 8:15 AM for check-in with your driver/guide.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is not available to children under 7 years of age
  • Please carry cash for lunch
  • Tips (optional) are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 193 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour overall was great but we did find the extra we needed to pay for ended up in an expansive day. Would be awesome it the tour could organise entry (maybe even discounted) at the different stops. I’m addition, We didn’t have enough time at Sterling Castle to see it all. We also found finding a lunch spot hard. All the cafe/pubs in the Callander were busy or not serving food. Struggled to find anything I. The time.

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January 4, 2020

anticipation. Our guide Brian, called Brizo, was awesome. Talked a lot, always up for a small talk. He's a great guide! Unfortunately, our bus broke down at Stirling Castle, so we couldn't continue the tour as planned. Our guide then had to improvise. After a new bus was found, we were able to quickly take a few photos at Loch Lomond when darkness set in. After that we went back to the capital in the dark. A short stop at the Kelpies, a short walk to Blackness Castle and a stop at the Forth Bridge rounded off this trip.

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December 31, 2019

A nice relaxing day, an excellent guide: Callum was brilliant. However, the tour needs to be modified to meet Scottish Winter daylight hours. Disappointed that bye the time we got to Balmaha, on Loch Lomond, it was dark (now LL is speckie and magic to see especially in the light of day). Callander (is pretty boring and plain). That could have been missed out as could have the top of The Dukes Pass: nice, but in lovely Scottish rain and wind, it’s pretty ordinary and, freezes your tits off. But in a nutshell: damn fine day.

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December 15, 2019

Product ID: 94182