Hear tales of monarchs and heroes while exploring stunning landscapes on the Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle Day Tour.

• Learn about Wallace, Bruce and Rob Roy and more.

• Admire the forests of Loch Lomond National Park.

• Coaches depart from central Edinburgh all year round.

• Tour passes are sent immediately via email.

Details

About The Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Day Tour:

Travel from Edinburgh city centre to the gateways of the Highlands on this exciting full day tour. Your journey will be helmed by a passionate Rabbies tour guide who's professionally versed in the geography, landmarks and history of the region. Famous Scottish heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace will all be explored as you visit areas of legendary significance and natural beauty.

There will be plenty of chances to get out on foot during this tour. Walk along the banks of Loch Lomond, see the Falkirk Kelpies, follow in the footsteps of Rob Roy MacGregor, and stop for refreshments at the welcoming local inns.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Commentary:

  • Live English-speaking guide.

Tour Times:

  • Depart: 09:15.
  • Return: 18:15.

Departure Point:

  • Rabbie's Café. 16/28 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.

Duration:

  • Approximately 9 hours.

Exclusions:

  • Lunch And Refreshments.
  • Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.

Tour Route Details:

Start your tour at by boarding one of Rabbies' luxury Mercedes mini-coaches at Waterloo Place in the heart of Edinburgh. Here you'll meet your fellow travellers and a friendly guide will introduce the itinerary ahead.

The first leg of the tour takes you to the shores of Loch Lomond via Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and the Falkirk Kelpies. You won't be visiting Linlithgow Palace on foot, but the coach will make a stopover at the Kelpies Monument. This local icon consists of two enormous horse-head sculptures each wrought from 300 tonnes of stainless steel. Together they represent the animal's vital role in Scotland's 19th century industrialisation.

Leaving the Kelpies you'll soon arrive on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Feel free to stretch your legs and take a leisurely stroll along the eastern shores. Note that there are other walking trails leading from the loch that allow you to follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland's most famous folk heroes, Rob Roy MacGregor.

From Loch Lomond you'll proceed onto The Trossachs National Park. Here your guide will recount thrilling stories associated with the area. The Trossachs are sometimes called 'The Highlands in Miniature', as its rugged and lovingly preserved landscape straddles the Highland fault line that separates the cultural and geographical North from the lowlands.

Following a pause for lunch you'll pay a visit to Stirling Castle, from whose ramparts the nearby Wallace Monument is clearly visible. After you've had time to explore the inside of the fortress you'll return to the coach for the return journey to Edinburgh.

Itinerary

  • 1, Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Depart).
  • 2, The Kelpies.
  • 3, Shores Of Loch Lomond.
  • 4, Nature Trail Walks.
  • 5, The Trossachs.
  • 6, Stirling Castle.
  • 7, Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Return).

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Please check in at Rabbie's Café at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart. The café is open from 07:30. Rabbie's recommends you bring suitable clothing and footwear for the walking portions of the tour. No children under 5 years of age are permitted on the trip.

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