• West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Day from Edinburgh

    West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Day from Edinburgh

    Trossachs, Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Rest & be Thankful! What a Day!

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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish as we take you on a wonderful and fascinating journey through a beautiful part of the Highlands.  Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays all year.

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Tour Highlights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Inveraray & Castle, Rest & Be Thankful, Loch Lomond

This tour operates on: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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.

This tour is run on our behalf by Timberbush, who have been awarded 5 stars from the Scottish Tourist Board for their tours

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS:  Doune Castle, Inveraray Castle (Apr-Oct) Alternatives offered Nov-March

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: 09.15 (please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
  • Expected return Time: 19:00
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

Ticket Price (Per Person )
Season Type
  Standard Tour Ticket Discount Tour Ticket
All year
£38.00 £36.00

Timberbush Tours offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ALL YEAR.

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16
  • Children under 5 cannot be taken on the tour.
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.


Cancellation Policy

Booking Terms & Conditions for this Tour:

Booking Terms & Conditions

Please note the cancellation policies for the tour. We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance which covers eventualities such as cancellations.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Loch Awe And Loch Etive

    North of Loch Fyne is Loch Awe, the longest freshwater loch in Scotland and, further north, the beautiful Loch Etive. There's enough here to justify a couple of days' exploration, particularly the little-visited west shore of Loch Awe, but if you're pressed for time, there are a few conveniently placed sights along the A85 from Glasgow to Oban...

  • Inveraray

    Inveraray is the classic 18th-century planned town (don't call it a village), with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses, and enjoys the most stunning of settings, on the shores of Loch Fyne.

  • Loch Lomond

    Britain's largest inland waterway, measuring 22 miles long and at certain points up to five miles wide, is Scotland's most famous (uninhabited!) loch, thanks to the Jacobite ballad about its "bonnie banks".


Castle Visited

  • Kilchurn Castle

    One of the most photographed castles in Scotland and in a strong position on the loch.  A stronghold for the Campbells of Glenorchy. Used between 1475 to 1745

  • Inveraray Castle

    Home to Clan Campbell's chief and a substantial baronial pile built in 1743 on the site of previous castle. Open to visitors and includes lovely gardens.

  • Doune Castle

    Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that is familiar to film buffs for its role in Monty Python's Life of Brian.