Loch Lomond National Park, Kelpies & Stirling Castle

Step back in time and discover the legends, landscapes, and landmarks that defined Scottish history.

Places you’ll explore

Stirling Castle – Choose to step inside and learn about the most important battles in Scottish history.

The Trossachs – This beautiful region has attracted travellers from around the world since the 19th century.

Rob Roy country – Visit the region where the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’ made his mark.

Loch Lomond – One of Scotland’s largest Lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

The Kelpies – The largest pair of horse sculptures in the world are made from 300 tonnes of steel.

Prices per person in 2018

· January, February and up to 27th March: £37 / £34 discounted

· 28th March – 3rd April: £44 / £41 discounted

· 4th April – 30th April: £38 / £35 discounted

· May: £44 / £41 discounted

· June – September: £49 / £46 discounted

· October: £44 / £41 discounted

· November up to 16th December: £38 / £35 discounted

· 17th – 31st December: £44 / £41 discounted

Discounts
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)

Your journey

Envision gory battles thrashing against the grand walls of Stirling Castle. Follow in the footsteps of the outlaws that hid amongst the hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. And relive the journeys taken by Rob Roy and William Wallace.

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to admire beautiful scenery and learn about the heroes, tragedies, and landscapes that defined Scottish history.

Tour details

09.15 – Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG , 3 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley station
Returns
18.15 approx #

(Stirling customers please note, this tour starts in Edinburgh and means you will have to take the ½ hourly train from Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley – journey time 50 minutes, on the way back however you are free to leave the tour at its last stop, which is at Stirling castle)

Important information
· Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
· If you’re planning to visit Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, it may be cheaper if you buy a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
Tour inclusions
· Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
· Air conditioning as standard
· The stories and services of a driver-guide
Tour exclusions
· Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

Leave Edinburgh and travel through the historic grace of Linlithgowshire. Your guide will help you spot Linlithgow palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

On the way to Loch Lomond you stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses’ heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland.

From here you head to the shores of Loch Lomond, which is Scotland’s largest loch and is protected as Scotland’s first National Park.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a walk along the ‘bonny banks’ and take in fantastic views of the mountains. This tranquil area was once the home of Scotland’s famous highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. By spending time on the trails by the loch you’ll be walking in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s greatest legends.

You then head into the Trossachs or ‘The Highlands in Miniature’, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests: this area is stunning.

You stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park then continue to the city of Stirling where you can visit one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles. You can choose to take in the views from inside and understand why this castle was so instrumental in Scottish history.

From here our short journey back to Edinburgh passes the Kelpies once again before arriving back in the capital.