Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Embrace the mythical side of Scotland as you discover the Kelpies
  • Step back in time as you visit the medieval town of Stirling and its castle
  • Wander around the villages of Aberfoyle and Balmaha on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
  • Sip on a dram or two of whisky at the family-owned distillery, Glengoyne
What to expect

The recipe to the ultimate Scottish experience is rather simple with just three ingredients: castles, lochs and whisky. You'll move at a relaxed pace as you savour the true flavour of Scotland with stops at some of Scotland's most loved and iconic tourist attractions. Swing by the mythical Kelpies, follow in the footsteps of William Wallace as you explore Stirling Castle and town and

Kick off your day of exploring at the mysterious Kelpies. This engineering feat was made by sculptor Andy Scott and is based on the mythical, shape-changing water creatures who disguise themselves as horses. You'll learn more about their story and why these scultpures are here today from your knowledgeable driver-guide. Then you'll hit the road to Stirling where your guide will bring the history of William Wallace to life! Stirling is a historic market town with a wealth of treasures to explore. You'll have two hours to discover the town and the castle at your own pace or if you prefer something a little different, why not visit the new gin distillery or take a stroll through the beautiful, ancient streets that make up this medieval town.

Then it's time to leave the town behind and head over the Duke's Pass to take in the dramatic views of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Aberfoyle is a small holiday village in the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. There's a lot to explore here and something for everyone! If you are interested in wildlife, you should watch a sheepdog demonstration, learn about the sheep in the area or witness duck herding. Or you could wander around the shops, explore the beautiful village and check out the wool mill. Then you'll visit the beautiful lochside village of Balmaha where you can take a short hike up to Craigie Fort and enjoy stunning views of the loch and its bonnie banks.

The last stop of the tour is the family-owned distillery of Glengoyne. Here you can learn the process of how they create the perfect dram and taste a couple too on this optional guided tour. If whisky isn't your thing, you can walk the West Highland Way and take in the stunning views of this peaceful glen before heading back to Edinburgh. .

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Return transport
    What's not included
    • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle
    • Kelpies tour
    • Glengoyne tasting tour
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 3-15)
    • Seniors (age 65+)
    • Student (with valid ID)
    Where

    1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

    Meeting point:

    Please meet your tour in front of Caffè Nero in Parliament Square.

    What to remember
    • Please indicate if you are travelling with another booking at checkout so that the tour provider can ensure that you are in the same vehicle if there is more than one bus on a tour
    • Due to closures, you will not be able to tour inside Glengoyne Distillery or Stirling Castle on this tour until further notice
    • Tours of the Kelpies are £5.00 for adults and £4.50 for concessions. Entrance to Stirling Castle is around £16.00 for adults and £9.60 for children and can be purchased on their official website. A whisky tasting at Glengoyne Distillery starts from £25.00 per person.
    • No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be changeable. Please bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket, sunglasses and plenty of layers
    • Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks on rough or uneven terrain
    • Although most attractions and eating establishments visited accept card payments, it's recommended that you bring some cash with you
    • Please limit your luggage to 1 small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg) and 1 small handbag or rucksack
    • This tour does not permit children under the age of 3
    • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this tour
    • The tasting tour will only be open to guests over the age of 18 years. Please bring valid ID
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Highland Experience Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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