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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

Highlights
  • Soak up the beauty of the West Highlands’ views on this full-day tour
  • Photograph serene lochs, ancient castles, and rolling highlands
  • Discover the region’s lore and heritage from your local driver/guide
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh
US$53.25
Overview

If landscapes are your passion and ancient fortresses mesmerize you, this full-day tour of West Highlands lochs and castles is perfect—even with only limited time in Scotland. Visit Doune Castle, Glen Ogle, Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Castle, Loch Lomond, and the Arrochar Alps, with plenty of stops to take pictures and a driver-guide to explain what you’re seeing.

What to Expect

After joining your coach on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, begin at Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, instantly recognizable from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Journey through the Highlands, past lochs, castles, and glens, then take a break near Glen Ogle for photos (and lunch, if you’d like).

Your next stop is Kilchurn Castle, set on the banks of Loch Awe, and surrounded by mountains. After a photo stop, continue to the small highland village of Inveraray with its stunning 18th-century castle, home to the Duke of Argyll. Return to the Royal Mile by way of the Arrochar Alps, with stops at the Rest and Be Thankful pass and on the shores of Loch Lomond. 

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Reviewed yesterday
Beautiful tour

Great views, marvelous castles, good guide Even more times of rain had interrupted our journey, we make some nice visits at two castles, lakes and a beautifoul tour in Highlands. Thanks to our guide Stuart.

Thank travellermanRO
Reviewed 5 days ago
Brilliant guide and fabulous tour

Even though it was a rainy day, this tour was thoroughly enjoyable. It took us to beautiful and interesting locations and the tourguide, Stuart McPhail, was simply wonderful. He was competent, organised, knowledgeable and entertaining.The breadth of his knowledge about the history, botany, flora and...More

1  Thank Shelley T
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Shelley T, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your experience on tour with us. We're happy to hear that it was a positive one despite the unfortunate weather and that you particularly enjoyed the guiding style of Stuart. We'll be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip

Had a great day out viewing castles and enjoying beautiful scenery being entertained by a really knowledgeable tour driver Stuart ( whose knowledge was diverse) and who took the time to chat to each one of us. A good amount of time was allocated to...More

1  Thank enjays
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi enjays, Thank you for leaving some feedback from your tour! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the trip and that you appreciated Stuart's guiding style and wealth of knowledge. We'll be sure to pass on to Stuart for you and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
West highlands castles and lochs

Stunning views,and wonderful driver,Stuart,who made the whole day so interesting,his knowledge was second to none,a very proud Scotsman who really knew and loved his country,we came home with a wealth of knowledge !!! Good value for money as well,something that really gets you out there,and...More

1  Thank lynnecaney0
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello lynnecaney0, Thank you for leaving a review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your highland adventure with Stuart and appreciated his knowledge of Scotland. We hope we can show you more of Scotland someday! Kind regards, Ruairi

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Informative as well as fun

Fantastic experience from start to finish with our witty and amazing guide and driver Dave. I learnt so much about the history of the region and was captivated by the scenery - Scotland is so very cool! I can see why so many movies and...More

1  Thank Rose Anne M
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rose Anne M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your tour! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Scotland with Dave and enjoyed learning some history from his commentary. Please let us know if there's...More

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