Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky

Highlights

  • Forth Railway Bridge: Amazing Victorian engineering
  • Dunfermline Abbey: The resting place of Robert the Bruce
  • Stirling: Explore the magnificent castle
  • Bannockburn: The site of Scotland’s greatest victory
  • Rosslyn Chapel: Featured in ‘The Da Vinci Code’
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What you'll do

This is the Scottish experience ‘distilled’. It gives you a taste of three classic Scottish ingredients — castles, lochs and whisky. Departing from Edinburgh and done at a relaxed pace, it’s perfect for anyone who really wants to savour the true flavour of Scotland.

Check-in: 08:45 Departs: 09:00 Returns: 18:45

As we travel west from Edinburgh, our first stop of the tour is at a Scotch Whisky Distillery. With 44 bottles of Scotch Whisky exported every second to markets all over the world, no visit to Scotland is complete without learning how they product this iconic drink. We will visit the Clydeside distillery in the city of Glasgow. Here you will learn the process of how they create the perfect dram, and you can taste a couple too!

In Aberfoyle there are many varied things to explore here, so there is something for everyone. If you are interested in wildlife, why not watch a sheepdog demonstration, learn about the sheep in the area or witness duck herding? If you prefer, take the opportunity to explore the beautiful village. Wander around the shops and be sure to not miss the woollen mill.

Finishing off our time in Loch Lomond, we visit the beautiful lochside village of Balmaha, where you can take a short but steep hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views of the loch or enjoy the bonnie banks on flat ground. Remember to bring suitable shoes for walking so you do not miss out!

Then, as you are travelling through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace, the famous Scottish knight, and as you pass the stunning scenery, your guide will explain his link to this area. You may recognise his story from the film ‘Braveheart.’

Next, we’ll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling for about two hours. Stirling is a historic market town and has a wealth of treasures to explore. You’ll have ample time to visit the stunning Stirling Castle. Most notably, Mary Queen of Scots was coronated here. If you prefer something a little different, why not visit the new gin distillery or take a stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that make up the medieval old town.
(*Once you have booked the tour we will be in touch with the timings to book entrance into Stirling Castle & the Distillery, please do not book until we have confirmed the right time to do so.)

As you drive southeast out of Stirling, you can marvel as you pass the engineering feat that are The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures made by sculptor Andy Scott. Learn the story and why these sculptures are where they are today from your knowledgeable driver-guide.

Your local host

Clare and team

We LOVE Scotland. From the challenging mountains to the glistening lochs and mysterious glens, the variety in its natural features is as striking as it is beautiful. But that’s not all; Scotland is also a nation boasting rich Scottish folklore and historical heritage. Clans, tartans, kilts and bagpipes are world-famous Scottish symbols, and so are our myths and historical figures and of course, whisky.

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We LOVE Scotland. From the challenging mountains to the glistening lochs and mysterious glens, the variety in its natural features is as striking as it is beautiful. But that’s not all; Scotland is also a nation boasting rich Scottish folklore and historical heritage. Clans, tartans, kilts and bagpipes are world-famous Scottish symbols, and so are our myths and historical figures and of course, whisky.

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