Stirling Castle, Kelpies and Loch Lomond from Edinburgh

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this incredible tour, we explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands seeing castles, lochs, sculptures and perhaps some ‘Hairy Coos’ along the way.

Departing the historic Royal Mile on an air-conditioned bus (16-34 seats) we head towards the iconic Kelpies, where you can take a close up look at these magnificent sculptures.

We make our way towards Balloch, situated to the south of Loch Lomond’s Bonnie Banks. Here you can explore and take an optional hour-long boat cruise on the loch.

Departing Loch Lomond we head towards the quaint village of Aberfoyle before exploring the picturesque Duke's Pass.

Passing through Callander we make our way to Stirling where you can either take a stroll around the city centre or visit the historic Stirling Castle.

Heading back we stop to catch a glimpse of the famous 3 bridges that span the River Forth before returning to Edinburgh

*Boat cruise and entry to Stirling Castle are paid for on the day and are not included in the price of the tour.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Experienced 'Hairy Coo' Driver-Guide providing live commentary and story telling throughout

Regular Comfort Breaks

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Optional Cruise and Castle tickets can be purchased on morning of tour

Restrooms onboard

WiFi on board

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old. Photo ID, such as a passport, may be required. Children (8-17) must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • There are regular stops on tour for comfort breaks
  • This tour in an air-conditioned mini-coach, hosted by a local Scottish guide, rated 5-stars by the official Scottish Tourist Board
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Capacity will be based on the most up-to-date guidelines. Guests can choose whether to wear a mask as this is no longer required.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • No animals allowed on tour
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • There are opportunities to take short nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear.
  • There are regular stops on tour to purchase food and refreshments that cater for most dietary requirements
  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers in order to operate.

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

The Kelpies & The Helix
See the spectacular Kelpies – 30 foot high metal equine sculptures, built at the entrance to Forth and Clyde Canals as a tribute to Central Scotland’s industrial past. You’ll see why the Kelpies are fast becoming one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks and the perfect spot for photographs.

• Admission Ticket Free

Heading West we make our way towards the town of Balloch, situated at the southern of Loch Lomond’s Bonnie Banks where you will have a chance to explore and also take an optional hour-long boat cruise on the loch. Whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery from the boat you can also hear the expert onboard commentary from Neil Oliver, who is amongst other things a renowned Scottish historian and archaeologist.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

After leaving the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond we then head towards the quaint village of Aberfoyle before exploring a picturesque Highland road named the Dukes Pass, the old stomping ground of the legendary folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor.

• Admission Ticket Free

Known as “The Gateway to the Highlands” Callander is situated on the boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

• Admission Ticket Free

Stirling Castle
We make our way to the historic Stirling Castle where you will have the option of either taking leisurely stroll around the city centre or going inside and hearing how important this stronghold was over the centuries. From the Wars of Independence, think William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots who was crowned at the castle in 1543 aged just 9 months old this fortress has played a major part in our history.

If you don't fancy the castle you will have free time to explore the ancient city of Stirling.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

South Queensferry
After visiting Stirling we make our way back to Edinburgh, stopping at South Queensferry for an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the 3 bridges that span the River Forth including the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, a World Heritage Site granted by UNESCO in 2015.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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