Abandoned Highland Village and Standing Stones Day Trip (off the beaten path)

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From $613.21

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Sooth Sayers and whisky and standing stones and a ruined Highland village and mountains and lochs and clans and all the crazy stories from this rather secretive tour. This tour just might be the best private tour in Scotland, seriously, you'll be talking about it for years without actually divulging the exact locations. Be prepared to walk about a mile in total with some steep inclines. Chances are, there will be nobody else around.
Fixed price for up to five passengers and if you book then you will be getting me, Andrew as your tour guide. I have several years experience both as a walking tour guide and as a driving tour guide.
I like things to be fun, interesting and flexible.
My head is jam packed full of the mad stories and every time I learn something new that makes my jaw drop I just cant wait to tell folk about it.
I'm happy if my lovely visitors are happy. I'll do my very best for you.

What's Included

Bottled water

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Bring your own face mask if you wish. I will happily wear a face mask in the car if requested.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Stirling Bridge
Possibly built around 1430 to replace an earlier bridge destroyed in the battle of 1297 fought between William Wallace and the might of the English Army.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Doune Castle
14th century castle made famous in recent times through Monty Python. Outlander and Game Of Thrones. Castle is closed but expect a couple of local stories.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Loch Lubnaig
Scenic spot for refreshment and restroom.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Falls of Dochart
Epic waterfall and ancestral burial ground for the local clan. Hear tales of a couple of notorious highland chiefs.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ancient standing stone circle and a thoughtful delve into the minds of the ancient people. There will be no one around but you. Exact location is a secret.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Abandoned Highland village. Hear tales of the local sooth sayer and explore the shell of her centuries old home. Expect a walk of about a mile in total with steep inclines. There will be no one around but you as the whereabouts of the village are known only to a few.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

There should be time for a wee meander around this lovely wee Highland town with Jacobite tales of divine winds before heading back to Edinburgh.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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