Discover the breathtaking view points and fortresses of the Scottish West Highlands on this wonderful full day tour.

• Visit Doune Castle, backdrop to many famous films.

• Travel to Loch Awe and see the ruins of Kilchurn Castle.

• Coaches depart from central Edinburgh all year round.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.


About The Scottish West Highland Day Tour:

The West Highland Lochs & Castles day tour is a 10-hour journey around some of Scotland's most iconic historical trademarks. Set against the backdrop of the world recognised Western Highlands you'll travel by coach around the likes of Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle and Loch Lomond.

A passionate guide will accompany you on the journey and recant fascinating slices of dramatic history and stirring legend. Hear tales of William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor told at actual locations the heroes were associated with such as Stirling castle and the Braes of Balquhidder. Few tours offer such a timeless mix of breathtaking natural scenery and intimate passenger interaction.


  • All Year Round, Daily.


  • Live English-speaking guide.

Tour Times:

  • Depart: 08:15.
  • Return: 18:30.

Departure Point:

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


  • Approximately 10 hours.


  • Lunch And Refreshments.
  • Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.


  • 1) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Depart).
  • 2) Doune Castle.
  • 3) Callendar.
  • 4) Loch Luibnaig.
  • 5) Braes of Balquhidder.
  • 6) Breadalbane.
  • 7) Kilchurn Castle (Followed By Lunch).
  • 8) Inveraray.
  • 9) Rest And Be Thankful Viewpoint.
  • 10) Loch Long.
  • 11) Loch Lomond.
  • 12) Stirling Castle (Photo Opportunity).
  • 13) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Return).


A sightseeing holiday to Scotland is not complete without visiting at least a handful of its most famous castles and areas of stunning natural beauty. Rabbie's West Highland Lochs & Castles day tour stands out as the perfect means by which to incorporate the finest examples of these into one entertaining package.

After setting off from Waterloo Place in one of Rabbies' luxury Mercedes mini-coaches you'll travel to your first stop at the medieval stronghold of Doune Castle via Stirling. If you've ever seen or are a fan of 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail' remember to bring your camera and pose for shots as this is the place where a lot of the filming took place.

From Doune castle you'll forge ahead into the heart of the highlands and be shown around a number of significant sites which were the staging grounds of both civil and clan warfare. Look forward to highlights including Kilchurn Castle and Inveraray on Loch Fyne.

Towards the final portion of the tour you can savor the views from the 'Rest and be Thankful' vantage point before passing down and along the banks of Loch Lomond. After a quick stop at the conservation village of Luss the tour will head back to Stirling for a final photo opportunity beneath the castle, and then back to Edinburgh.

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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 short off-bus excursions. Doune Castle and Inveraray Castle are open Easter to October only. No children under 5 years of age are permitted on the trip.

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