Enjoy a great opportunity to get an introduction to Scotland, with a guided day tour that fuses the remarkable beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with the savage history of Stirling Castle. On this trip there is plenty of time to examine the unique architecture and ponder over the majestic natural wonders of Scotland’s most remarkable locations.
What You'll Get
Departing Edinburgh, head west through Scotland’s central belt toward the ‘Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ – stopping at Balmaha to soak up the breathtaking, solitary peak of Scotland’s most southerly Munro, Ben Lomond. Stretch your legs on woodland walks, with views of the biggest loch on the British Isles. You can also spot some of the 22 islands within the loch – which are home to an array of creatures including a colony of wallabies!
The afternoon takes you to one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both architecturally and historically. Stirling Castle sits atop Castle Hill and has seen several Scottish Kings and Queens crowned here, including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542. It was also central to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce’s Wars of Independence. Stirling town itself is geographically one of the most significant towns in Scottish history.
On the way home, you’ll have the chance to see the world’s largest equine sculptures, the Kelpies. Each 30-metre high horse head sculpture is made from 300 tons of structural steel and designed by Scottish sculptor, Andy Scott.
Optional Activity - Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle is arguably the most impressive and historically important castle in Scotland. Seen from miles around, its imposing position has played a hugely strategic role throughout the centuries. Once home to the Scottish Royals, the building has been subject to many bloody sieges and much political intrigue. Make sure to purchase your ticket at check-in to avoid disappointment.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A maximum of 10 people per booking
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees (Stirling Castle - £15 approx)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Haggis Adventures, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.