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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Loch Lomond

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 12656
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Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish as we take you on a fascinating adventure through the beautiful Highlands. Experience scenic lakes, impressive mountains, and historic castles.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the picturesque and typically Scottish township of Inveraray
  • See stunning lochs like Awe and Fyne
  • Explore the ruins of Inveraray Castle
  • Travel the "Rest and Be Thankful" route
Full description
From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the cult movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’). From there we drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.

After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains. Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne.

We now start our homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass. A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.

*Inveraray Castle open Apr-Oct, alternatives offered Nov-March

Includes
  • Tour with an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver and guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entrance fees to Doune Castle & Inveraray Castle)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Inveraray Castle is only open from April to October
• An alternative location will be offered from October to March
• Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 107 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 12656