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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh
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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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

Outside the Ensign Ewart pub

8:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours
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." See review

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star-3
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.
icon 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
star-5
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.
star-4
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.
icon 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
star-4
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.
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
Day trip
Kelly_K
, Jul 2022
Nice trip.. No wasted time! Beautiful scenery . Kelpies we’re a surprise and castle very well preserved
icon 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
star-5
Great trip!!!
Tom_M
, Jul 2022
Great bud ride with Graham and got to see Stirling Castle, Kelpies and other great Scottish landmarks…..
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
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!
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-4
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
icon 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
star-3
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
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
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
icon 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
star-5
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.
icon 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
star-5
Great tour around the gate to the Highlands
ASamuel_R
, Jul 2022
We had an amazing day doing this tour with our guide James, who is very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating; his account of the stories and facts is accurate, informative and fun. The natural beauty of the places we visited, such as Loch Lomond and the Highlands impressive landscape, is simply stunning; we visited lovely sleepy villages and the Trossachs Woollen mill where we had the chance to see and feed Hamish and Honey, a couple of hairy cows, then go through lots of souvenirs and grab a delicious bite to eat. The departure, stops and return were punctual, with plenty of time for shopping, eating and touring. We highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm glad you had a great time out on tour with James and that he was professional, knowledgeable and full of information about what you were seeing. It's always great when you get to meet the hairy cows as well! Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
star-5
Excellent service Excellent price
elaine_b
, Jul 2022
Absolutely brilliant Jim our driver was very nolagable he told us everything about each attraction and loads on the route
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a great time on tour with Jim and that he let you know about every attraction and all the things you passed. Hopefully we will see you again some day soon! All the best, David
star-5
A Taste of Scotland - The Kelties, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle.
Veronica_S
, Jul 2022
I've loved everything about Scotland so far. James was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and will to answer questions. He was sensitive to some issues that a couple of the passengers had and did everything to make sure that had a great experience as well. The Kelties were amazing - just breathtaking. James kept the group on track and provided options for everyone shopping or a cruise on Loch Lomond, walk around Stirling or visit the castle - definitely a memorable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Scotland.
icon 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 with James. The Kelpies are super impressive up close, you don't realise how big they are until you see them! Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon. All the best, David

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