One for the history buffs, the castle lovers and the chilled out explorers…

Step back in time as you follow in the footsteps of the most iconic heroes of Scotland’s past, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. On this tour, you’ll learn about the famous battles and sacrifices that were made to shape the future of Scotland all while exploring the historic heartlands.  Highlights of this trip include the option to venture into Stirling Castle, treading on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and enjoying a dram of whisky at one of the famous local distilleries.

You’ll visit castles over 500 years old, where you’ll get to experience how life changed over the centuries. Some of the locations on tour brag the passing through of both British and Hollywood royalty alike, with many of them being the backdrop to some of your favourite TV shows and movies.

This is definitely the tour for those who want a glimpse of what Scotland was in times before, along with and understanding of how wonderfully brilliant it is now.

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July 2020 – March 2021

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April 2021 – December 2021

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Departs at 8:30am
Returns at 6:30pm



A snippet of your Hairy Coo tour experience

Filming location for Monty Python, Outlander and Game of Thrones

Doune Castle

World renowned 30-metre sculptures of Scotland’s most majestic and mythical beasts

The Kelpies

The stomping ground of royalty, prisoners, rebels and movie stars alike!

Stirling Castle*

See how Scotland’s national drink is made and have a taste of the finished product

Whisky Distillery Tour*

Deanston Whisky Distillery
Deanston Distillery
The Kelpies Falkirk
The Hairy Coo Coach
Stirling Castle Interior

Tour Itinerary


Optional extra


Depart Edinburgh

The Kelpies

Stirling Castle (approx 90mins)

Option 1: Whisky Distillery tour and tasting


Option 2: Doune Castle



Dukes Pass

Loch Achray

Loch Lomand & Trossachs National Park

Arrive back in Edinburgh

APPROX 6:30pm

Optional Extras – prices subject to change


(Stirling Castle £17) (Doune Castle £9) 

‘Braveheart’ was actually the name given to Robert the Bruce….

NOT William Wallace!

We know all the facts!

Our driver guides are Scotland obsessed.

Their knowledge of Scotland will entertain and excite you throughout your tour.

They’ll share their passion for the place they call their home, leaving you with a piece of Scotland in your hearts forever.

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We’ll pick you up first thing in the morning to begin your trip at the city centre meeting point, Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PS.

Check-in for your tour will start at 8:15 AM. Seats are unreserved so we recommend you arrive early if you have a preference of where you would like to sit.

Departure will promptly be at 8:30 AM. We’re unable to wait for guests who are late due to the time restraints of the jam packed itinerary we have planned.

We aim to get you back to Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket at around 6:30 PM.

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This is what our guests say about us

  • 5 star ratingColin was amazing Never thought I could be inside a coach for 12 hrs. If wasn’t for the bus driver Colin, would probably not be possible! Thank you

  • 5 star ratingRecommended day trip Loch Ness, Highlands, Whisky Perfect tour for a whole day. Michael is a great host, you can tell he loves his job !
    We had a very pleasant day, thank you !

  • 5 star ratingBest of all The Tour was great! Calleum was our guide for the day, had a great time and much fun! We definitely come back again 🙂

    Rene H
  • 5 star ratingAmazing! Such a great way to see the highlands. Brian was very informative and very funny. Made all the long drives well worth it. Definitely recommend!

  • 5 star ratingbest trip really good trip, a little rainy but otherwise everything else was excellent.. All praise to the best tour guide and driver Marty
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Scottish Tourist Board
John Muir Trust
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