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  • Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the color and energy of the unique Scottish Highlands Games on a day trip from Edinburgh. See men in kilts tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer, and enjoy a memorable day out in the scenic Highlands.


  • Day trip to the Scottish Highlands Games from Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive past lochs, mountains and glens
  • See the tossing of the caber, Highland dancing and piping competitions
  • Experience unique Scottish hospitality

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What You Can Expect

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

This tour is likely to sell-out! The Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh has limited availability, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Dating back more than 900 years, when the Clans gathered to show off their athletic skills, the Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar.

Highlights of this fantastic spectacle include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber.

The Games are held in different regions throughout the year, with the most famous held in Braemar in late summer.

All tours spend the morning exploring the Highlands en-route to the village where the games are being held and at least 2-3 hours at the games themselves.


Highland Games Program 2014:
  • Glamis Caslte Highland Games (June 8)
  • Luss Highland Games (July 5)
  • Loch Lomond Highland Games (July 19)
  • Callander Highland Games (July 26)
  • St Andrews Highland Games (July 27)
  • Bridge of Allan Highland Games (August 3)
  • Stirling Highland Games (August 16)
  • Crieff Highland Games (August 17)
  • Braemar Highland Games (September 6)
  • Pitlochry (September 13)

Customer Reviews

Jenna H
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

How fun!!! I had such an amazing time on this trip! The Queen even came! Dougie was our tour guide and quite awesome. I think the only thing I didn't realize is that you have to pay for seats to sit down close to the action. As a photographer, this frustrated me but it ended up alright! REALLY long day, so be prepared!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Fantastic! the most impressive part: the tour guide! She was amazing! Good mood, great stories and historic details. I loved it all! Wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent guide who gave us very good information and interesting. Loved seeing the Highland Games in Scotland as my family had attended the Highland Games in Los Angeles for 30 years. A Must for visiting Scotland to walk around with the locals and enjoy the Games tradition.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We found the day to be perfect even though we had a break down on the way back.
The Games were amazing and there was no tourist theme to them at all - it was just pure Scottish traditional that we were fortunate enough to witness.
Our guide was first class- he was extremely knowledgable and funny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great day at the Luss Games. Also stops at several interesting sites on the way to the games. Great driver who was entertaining and informative (Eoghain). Had a slight issue with the bus on the way home, which was handled very professionally and timely. Overall, a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This was a fantastic day trip and I would highly recommend it
The weather :)
The games
The Tour Guide - entertaining and informative
Ease of booking and location on Royal Mile (very helpful and friendly staff)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

I think this is a unique experience and it an attraction to go when you're in Scotland. Also, me and my wife were lucky to have a nice weather (mostly sunny with a shower passing by) and very friendly people. We really enjoyed our time in Edinburgh and I wish we had more time for other attractions and to travel to other areas in Scotland - more to North or West... I mean.. more to the Highlands.
BTW... the Military Tattoo was GREAT!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Scott was our guide...outstanding driving,Games , commentary AND added tour of the Wallace Monument. Thanks! Macgregor Hay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Loved it!! But we left too early from Alva (event was moved because of rain), so we got there before the Highland games started, and didn't get to see the tossing of the caber...The trip should have started later and ended later. Liked that we also stopped at the monument for Robert the Bruce and the one for William Wallace. Informativ and fun guide.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Really enjoyed the Highland Games, it was cool to see all the events. Also I liked the stop we made at Stirling Castle on the way back to see it. There was plenty of free time on our own to enjoy events, explore Loch Lomond, try a local village restaurant, etc on the tour, which was great.
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