This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle, and introduces you to the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy. Runs everyday, all year.
Departing Edinburgh around 09:15, we travel north-west for our first stop of the day at magnificent Stirling Castle, (1) one of Scotland's most historically significant castles, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.
You will have time to visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. With lots of interesting things to see and do here, the Stirling Castle experience is a must for any visitor to Scotland.
We continue on, past medieval Doune Castle, (2) to the pretty town of Callander, (3) situated on the banks of River Teith in Stirlingshire, where we stop to enjoy some lunch. From here we enter The Trossachs National Park, also known as "The Highlands in Miniature" for its abundance of lochs, mountains and forests, and famous as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor.
We then reach the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, (4) one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you can enjoy an hour long cruise* taking in spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Luss, (5) with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. We then travel back to Edinburgh.
Beautiful Sightings - Lomond and Stirling
We went to Loch Lomond and Stirling castle. Though the weather was very Scottish - drizzling and raining - it was a revitalizing trip. The stories told by the guide gave colours to the trip, and the scenery was both beatiful all those forests - and exciting the loch and the small village of Loss with it´s viking gravestone.
The castle was a beatiful fortress with a poor exhibition and a rather tired military museum. It was well organized and perfectly prepared and served by the guide.
This is good thing to do - in all weather.
Phenomenal experience. We took the tour starting in Edinburgh, driving to Loch Lomand and Stirling Castle. Our guide, Marty, was hilarious, engaging, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He told great stories about Scots, gave us an amazingly detailed and entertaining history about William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy while we were driving, and then explained context for the places we visited with regards to those great Scots.
The lunch stop was perfect- delicious and affordable options. The stops at Loch Lomand and Stirling Castle were perfectly timed for exploration, tours, and enjoyment without dragging on.
If you want to see the highlands and a gorgeous lake, and enjoy Scotland, this tour is perfect. 10/10. Will recommend to friends.
1 Day Stirling Tour
Fantastic tour of Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and surrounding countryside. Our tour guide Laura was terrific and made the journey even more interesting with her tales of Robert the Bruce, Rob Roy and King Edward. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great way to spend the day.
Trossachs & Stirling
Laura was an exellent guide, very knowledgeble and funny, we were concerned about the boring transport part of the tour but in reality those parts were the most amazing one!