Product Code: EDI2-F
As you drive northeast out of Edinburgh, you can marvel at the engineering feat that are The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures made by sculptor Andy Scott. These sculptures are based on the mythical shape-changing water creatures who disguise themselves as horses. Learn the rest of the story and why these sculptures are where they are today from your knowledgeable driver-guide.
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*, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. 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? As you discover this ancient town, learn why it is known proverbially as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’.
Our final stop of the tour is one of Scotland’s prettiest distilleries, Glengoyne*. This family-owned distillery is unique in that it is the only distillery that is split between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Here you can learn the process of how they create the perfect dram, and you can taste a couple too! Watch out for the ghost of the former distillery manager Cochrane Cartwright who drowned in the loch; some say he still roams the premises today! Learn more about this distillery’s 200-year history on your optional guided tour.
We understand that whisky isn’t for everyone, so if you prefer, take a walk to the nearby Dumgoyne Hill, a volcanic plug, and take in the stunning waterfall and tranquil secret glen that sits behind the distillery. This is an opportunity to walk a small part of the famous West Highland Way, the 154-km stretch from Fort William to Milngavie, known as the country’s ‘best-loved long-distance walking route’. This is the final stop of the tour before heading back to Edinburgh.
- Explore Magnificent Stirling Castle and its's Streets
- Drive Through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
- A perfect blend of Scottish Highlights: Castle, Loch and Whisky!
- A taste of Scottish Spirit at Glengoyne
- Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
- Visit to Stirling Castle (entrance not included)
- Professional driver-guide
- Visit to Stirling Town, Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle Village of Balmaha
Know Before You Book
- Children under 6 years old, unaccompanied minors (under 18 years old) & people with reduced mobility
- This tour requires walking, comfortable clothing shoes are recommended
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
Know Before You Go
- Please exchange your printed/digital voucher at the meeting point
Location & Meeting Points