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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, and delve into the world of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy on this tour from Edinburgh. Visit Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most impressive fortresses—with a guide. Head through the Trossachs National Park to the Highland village of Balloch, nestled by the banks of magical Loch Lomond. Perhaps take a lake cruise or enjoy capturing the pretty town of Luss on camera before the journey back to Edinburgh.
  • Explore the Scottish Highlands, Loch Lomond, and Stirling Castle in just one day
  • Visit picturesque Highland towns and villages including Balloch
  • Learn the roles William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy played in Scottish history and folklore
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Edinburgh

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 521-523 Lawnmarket
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

    Outside the Ensign Ewart pub

Start time

08:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I chose this day trip as it also included a cruise on Loch Lomond which some companies didn't include.
Reviews
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Great day
Marie_P, Aug 2022
Lovely day, plenty to see. Marty the guide on the tour was great. Would of liked a bit more time to look around Stirling Castle, but still good.
Disappointed
Lawrence_J, Aug 2022
Loch Lomond is the title attraction of the tour. However, when we arrived there was no sight of the loch. Instead our driver/guide mentioned several times how we could purchase "optional" boat sight seeing tickets directly from him. There was no mention of how we could see the loch otherwise. I finally had to asked him when getting off of the bus if we could see the loch any other way. He causally mentioned we could walk across the car park and follow a trail for about 15 minutes to get to the lake. I believe this should be disclosed in the tour brochure and directions given by the driver before people got off the bus.
Highly recommend this tour
Karen_R, Aug 2022
I highly recommend this tour. I saw so much in 1 day. You get to spend a generous amount of time at each stop. Our guide was very welcoming and his knowledge of Edinburgh was fantastic.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review. Our Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies tour is one of my favourites so I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed it so much and that your guide was super welcoming and knowledgeable. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
Long day.
Janet_F, Aug 2022
It was just an average trip. Too much driving then not enough time at Stirling castle. The Kelpies was a short stop. If you don’t go on the boat ride, there wasn’t much to do. Town was too far away for the time allowed.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you felt the tour was just an average trip and that there wasn't enough time at Stirling Castle. The boat trip is definitely a great option but we do try and ensure that if that's not chosen, there is still some exploring to be done. All the best, David
Great tour
Ryan_P, Aug 2022
This tour was very much worth it. It is a whole day of sightseeing and witnissing what makes scotland awesome. We had Stuart as our guide and he is a damn legend. Really knows his culture and history and tells it with passion and humor which makes it real fun to listen to. Would definently recommend this tour.
Great day!
Dave_P, Aug 2022
Tour was good wish we had spent more time at Stirling Castle. But still enjoyed the tour. Loved the boat ride on Loch Lomond. Guide Marty was very entertaining and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour with Marty and really enjoyed Stirling Castle - even if you could've done with a wee bit of extra time there. Hopefully we will see you again soon! All the best, David
Great tour of loch lomond
Kashim_C, Aug 2022
Graham the tour guide..very funny and entertaining..! But some of the stops should have been longer duration.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour with Graham and found him to be really funny and entertaining. I'm sorry that you felt the stops could have been a bit longer but we do need to stick to a schedule to ensure we reach everywhere on time. All the best, David
Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh review
Robin_R, Aug 2022
Great host and great locations! We got enough time to explore each place, while also sticking to the schedule.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! Our Loch Lomond tour is one of my favourites so I'm pleased to hear that you had a great guide on it and a brilliant time. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
Excellent guide
SUSAN_M, Aug 2022
All the stops were wonderful but our tour guide Graham is what made this tour outstanding. He was hilarious and informative. The entire bus gave him a round of applause. We also appreciated that he always told us what we had time for and where the food and toilets were located.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time out on tour with Graham and that he really made the tour what it was. Hopefully we will see you again soon! All the best, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day trip. Martin...
Racheal_H, Aug 2022
Great day trip. Martin was a extremely good guide, very knowledgeable. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that Martin was a brilliant guide on your Loch Lomond tour and that he was super knowledgeable. Hopefully we will see you on another tour soon! All the best, David
Day trip
Kelly_K, Jul 2022
Nice trip.. No wasted time! Beautiful scenery . Kelpies we’re a surprise and castle very well preserved
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! The Kelpies are super impressive up close - I'm glad you were surprised by them and had a nice trip overall. Hopefully we will see you again soon! All the best, David
Great trip!!!
Tom_M, Jul 2022
Great bud ride with Graham and got to see Stirling Castle, Kelpies and other great Scottish landmarks…..
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour with Graham and enjoyed seeing the sights like the Kelpies and Stirling Castle. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our driver and guide’s...
Holly_M, Jul 2022
Our driver and guide’s knowledge of the history, geography and local traditions of the area was exceptional.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that your guide was super knowledgeable about all the history, geography and traditions of the places you passed through. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
1 traveler found this review helpful
10/10 would do again
Jackie_H, Jul 2022
Martie was super fun and engaging the whole ride, he made the experience just that much better would definitely go again!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour with Marty and that he was super engaging and fun throughout. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
Martin is the best
Susanne_R, Jul 2022
I want to highly recommend Martin as your driver and guide. He is unfailingly kind and funny with wonderful stories. My son got to see his coos and I really enjoyed the kelpies and the castle.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you had such a good time out on tour with Martin and that he was super kind, funny, with wonderful stories. I'm jealous of your son getting to meet the coos! All the best, David
Beautiful Road
ghassan_m, Jul 2022
The trip was as described, enjoyable, the driver also did his job as a good guide and also safe driver. the road is amazing and so beautiful. I am satisfied
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on our Loch Lomond tour and found the tour as described, with a safe driver and fab guide. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon. All the best, David
Hot day. Hot bus.
Holli_D, Jul 2022
Loch Lomond cruise was lovely. Stirling Castle is an amazing step back in time. Travelled in a bus with no air conditioning on the hottest day in the history of the UK. The company is responsible for seeing that their buses are fully operational. Fortunately, no one seems to get I’ll from the heat but we were all extremely uncomfortable
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Holli, Many thanks for your review. We are very sorry to hear that the tour didn’t turn out quite as you had expected it. I can confirm there was nothing wrong with the air-condition or the coach itself. I am very sorry to hear that the air-con was not controlled well enough to allow for a comfortable journey. Kind regards, Lisa
Sterling Castle
Michelle_G, Jul 2022
This was a great day trip. I forgot the driver's name but he was awesome. Gave us some great information. The best was Sterling Castle!!! I would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour - even if you have forgotten your driver's name! Stirling Castle is a great stop, unless you have a fear of heights doing the walk around. Hopefully we will see you again on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
Great day
Amy_H, Jul 2022
Great tour guide and bus driver. Everything ran smoothly. The kelpies were amazing. The boat trip at Loch lomond was worth it
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear you had a great guide and driver and that the tour ran smoothly. The Kelpies are super impressive up close and I agree, the boat trip is definitely worth it. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
Great day trip!
Raegan_F, Jul 2022
Our driver Martin and tour guide Graeme were wonderful. Graeme kept us entertained with facts and good humor. We stayed on pleasant schedule and had lovely lunch in the sunshine. Recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm glad you had a great time out on tour with Martin and Graeme and that there was plenty of facts and jokes. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
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