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1-Day Stirling Castle, Kelpies & Loch Lomond Tour

Beautiful Highland lochs, waterfalls, mountains and glens

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FROM (seasonal prices)
Adults From 18 years old
Children From 7 to 17 years old
NHS Valid ID Required
Students Valid ID Required

Explore Scotland on our Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh!

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.


Check-In 8:15 AM

Tour Departs 8:30 AM

We meet outside Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS

Please note that if your tour departs between the 15th of July and 30th of September 2024, departure will be from outside Heritage of Scotland, 459-461 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT. This is opposite the road from our original departure point.

Seats are unreserved so we recommend you arrive early if you have a preference of where you would like to sit.

The tour will leave at 8:30am prompt. We are unable to wait for guests who are late and no refunds will be issued in this instance.


Tour concludes outside Deacon’s House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS at approximately 6:30 PM.

Please note that between the 31st of July and the 24th of August 2024, our 1-day tours will finish on Princes Street.


This tour has something for everyone and is a great way to get an overview of Scotland. We venture into the beautiful Scottish Highlands and along the way we’ll see castles, lochs, sculptures and more, perhaps some adorable Highland Cows or as we like to call them ‘Hairy Coos’.

We depart from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile before saying hello to the iconic Kelpies, the largest equine statues in the world and you will have the opportunity have a close up look of these magnificent sculptures.

Heading West we make our way towards the town of Balloch, situated at the southern of Loch Lomond’s Bonnie Banks where you will have a chance to explore and also take an optional hour-long boat cruise on the loch. Whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery from the boat you can also hear the expert onboard commentary from Neil Oliver, who is amongst other things a renowned Scottish historian and archaeologist.

After leaving the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond we then head towards the quaint village of Aberfoyle before exploring a picturesque Highland road named the Dukes Pass, the old stomping ground of the legendary folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor.

We then drive through the charming town of Callander and make our way to the historic Stirling Castle where you will have the option of either taking leisurely stroll around the city centre or going inside and hearing how important this stronghold was over the centuries. From the Wars of Independence, think William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to Mary Queen of Scots who was crowned at the castle in 1543 aged just 9 months old this fortress has played a major part in our history.

After visiting Stirling we make our way back to Edinburgh, stopping at South Queensferry for an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the 3 bridges that span the River Forth including the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, a World Heritage Site granted by UNESCO in 2015.


  • Experienced ‘Hairy Coo’ Driver Guide providing live commentary and storytelling throughout.
  • Travel on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.


  • Food & drink.
  • Gratuities for your Driver Guide.
  • Optional Extras are purchasable on the day with cash only.

We can confirm that the optional cruise on Loch Lomond is available, and if that is something you would like to do, tickets for both the boat and Stirling Castle can be purchased and paid for on the day of your tour. 

    • Boat Cruise – £15.50 Adult, £10.50 Child
    • Stirling Castle – £19.50 Adult, £11.70 Child

(Prices subject to change)


Depart Edinburgh
♦ The Kelpies
♦ Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
♦ Stirling Castle
♦ Forth Bridges – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Arrive back in Edinburgh
Approx 6:30pm


♦ Stop

A map of Scotland & tour routes.


  • We recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, no matter what the forecast appears to be…Scotland’s weather is very unpredictable!
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you’ll encounter on your tour, which you can later share with us online
  • We must remind you that while picturesque and quaint, many of the suppliers in smaller towns across the Highlands do still prefer cash payments
  • You are more than welcome to bring along a carry-on bag on the tour which can be packed with essentials for the day, but we would advise keeping this bag as light and small as possible to maximise your comfort onboard
  • Food is readily available at the majority of stops on tour, but you are absolutely more than welcome to bring snacks and a cold packed lunch on board. Hot drinks and soups are permitted but only if they have a secure lid.