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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 hours 45 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 7 more


Experience the beauty of rural Scotland on this 9.5-hour West Highland lochs and castles day trip from Edinburgh. Visit the iconic Doune Castle in Stirlingshire with a guide, then head deep into the Scottish Highlands. Take in fine views over shimmering lakes and soaring peaks, and enjoy an hour’s free time in Glen Ogle. Then, head onward to Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle — widely considered Scotland's prettiest castle. Explore the highland village of Inveraray and perhaps visit Inveraray Castle. Travel through the beautiful Arrochar Alps back to Edinburgh.
  • Full-day tour of the West Highlands’ lochs and castles from Edinburgh
  • Visit Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, Loch Awe, and Kilchurn Castle
  • Travel deep into the Scottish Highlands, home to the mighty Arrochar Alps
  • Admire the tranquil lakes and soaking peaks of the Highlands in Glen Ogle

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cynthia q
, Sep 2018

Great day trip! Stuart our driver and guide made our experience. He was extremely knowledgeable, factual, weaved interesting stories to the history, and upbeat! Stuart enjoys his job which overflowed to the passengers. We saw great countryside, 2 castles you could tour, other castles driven past and learned a lot about the local history. Don’t miss out!!!!

, Aug 2018

Because of the tattoo, we had to disembark at Charlotte square rather than the royal mile. No problem except that there was no information about how to get to where we had started. We asked and he gave a wave of the hand, that way. We got totally lost and had to get a taxi, which was a sad and expensive way to end the day. Suggest you provide a map or at least detailed instructions! Otherwise a terrific day out!

Steven N
, Aug 2018

This was a great trip. The coach ride was broken up into easily manageable segments and the stops were a lot of fun. Our tour guide Paul was very informative and charming and a great storyteller.

Danielle H
, Jun 2018

Scotland is such a beautiful place. Great tour, the tour guide was so lovely and told some funny stories to pass the time.

, Jan 2018

Gary, our Tourguide made this trip amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable and very personable and just a nice guy........listening to his accent was definitely a plus. Fell in love with Edinburgh, the highlands and the lochs! Im sure spring, summer and fall would be amazing but seeing them in January was pretty great. I would go again several times and definitely recommend anyone interested in beauty to go and feast your eyes on them.

dawn H
, Jan 2018

The day was dreary, but the tour was very good, and the Mark our guide provided good commentary. lots of facts and a good amount of history in during the travel time. While you must expect dreary days at least once while in Scotland, every effort was make to make sure you had time for a wander. It was a great trip and very interesting.

Elisabeth S
, Nov 2017

Lovely trip through the Highlands. Our guide Marco was infromative and great. Highly recommend.

Susan L
, Nov 2017

We had an awesome time!

Deborah A
, Nov 2017

The scenery and stops were amazing. However, the bus drivers regular driver and a trainee flirted the entire way with an attractive single female tourist. This girl was late getting back to every stop. EVERY STOP. They told her and I know, because I was sitting at the front of the bus that it was ok because she was 'making the most of' her trip. This meant we all the passengers got to enjoy a LONG amount of time waiting on the bus instead of enjoying the trip.

Bridget S
, Nov 2017

We enjoyed our time exploring the Highlands. The castles stops were amazing. Our bus driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable and very informative of the places we were exploring.

Product code: 6898P9

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