• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
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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.


  • 9.5-hour tour of the West Highlands’ lochs and castles from Edinburgh
  • Visit Doune Castle in Stirlingshire with a guide
  • 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
  • Spend time at Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Edinburgh

What You Can Expect

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

Kilchurn Castle

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an awesome time!

Bridget S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Nadezhda V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is the best tour I've been so far - perfectly organised and executed. I would like to highly praise our tour guide Hamish, who was driving and taking care of our comfort ,as well as narrating lots of stories with historical facts. He was also reciting verses in Celtic, which added an absolute sense of authenticity .Hamish was managing a CD with some authentic music related to the places we were visiting or passing by ,reducing the speed at interesting points and also stopping couple of times for our snap shots of the Highlands cow and at the Rest and Be Thankful.The tour covers some beautiful spots and beautiful castles
This tour will remain with me for my entire life and I am already considering to do one of the 2 or 3 day tours next year .
Scotland has now special place in my heart !
Thank you Hamish , Viatour and Timberbush Tours.

Jeffrey B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Doune Castle and Inveraray Castle were both really neat. We had a fair amount of time at both. Our tour guide provided great information about the sites we visited and those that we drove past as well as background info on the history of the country to help us better understand the places we were seeinng. Unfortunately, the weather was rainy most of the day, which took away from some of the great views we were hoping to see on the drive, but that's not something we could plan for.

Nicole V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Mark was a great tour guide, showed us some lovely castles, the best being Inverarary castle and the Lochs of Lubnaig and Luss were very pretty.

Frederico S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was a wonderful journey. The views are splendorous. I think we could spend extra 30 minutes, at least, in Luss. This village diserve more time to be appreciated.

Mikael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The tour was amazing! Our guide, Gillian, was very nice and had a lot of interesting things to say about Scotland and the locations we visited! I would book it again anytime!

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