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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Take a stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16 people 
West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Beat the crowds and opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip from Edinburgh. A great choice for history buffs, this excursion transports you to four medieval castles, three lochs, and the rugged Breadalbane Mountains. Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16, and leave the tour with a discount card for select Edinburgh shops, restaurants, and attractions.  

What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board an air-conditioned coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling Castle, the former residence of Mary Queen of Scots, to take photos of the exterior before visiting Doune Castle, the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

As your coach traverses dense forests and rolling hills, your guide provides commentary that details Scottish legends such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood.

After a break for lunch (own expense), stop at the tranquil Loch Awe and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. See Inveraray Castle on the shores of Lake Fyne, and Loch Lomond, one of the largest lakes in Scotland.

This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.

Reviews (715)
1 - 5 of 141 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
West Highlands, Lochs and Castles with Pete

Great taste of the rugged beauty and splendor off he Scottish outdoors. Pete was a fabulaous guide, knoweldeble and fun. A great combination. Didn’t feel like a lecture. Teens loved it too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FionaLouiseSinclair
Reviewed 4 days ago
Super fun and informative day.

Jim was our tour guide. What an interesting and fun man. He gave us a lot of history and facts about what we were seeing and was very personable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cellojockey
Reviewed 6 days ago
West Highlands tours

Our guide Mac was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Gave our bus tour a lot of info and was always willing to answer questions. The stops were timed just right. We ran out of daylight early about 3:30 pm at this time of year because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deb N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
West Highlands castles and lochs

We had a wonderful day. The tour was well organised and we saw everything we could have hoped for. Absolutely recommend this for anyone who only have a short time available. Michael our tour guide was outstanding. He gave us a great insight into the...More

Thank emotionworksc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing tour

We booked the West Highlands tour and what a beautiful day it was. We departed early for the tour and took breakfast at their cafeteria. Our tour leader, Daniel, was very knowledgeable about the Highlands and the Scottish history. We visited various lochs and castles...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Graziella C
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Graziella, We always give as much time off the bus as possible so that you can get out and enjoy the beautiful sites - but our guides do a wonderful job of making the travel time interesting and worthwhile as they share stories and...More

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sridevi r
18 October 2018|
Response from SavyTraveller124 |
You aren’t allowed in, because the castle is used by the family as a winter/holiday home, but the tour will take you outside the castle and you can take pictures of it.
Kate G
17 October 2018|
Response from SavyTraveller124 |
I don’t remember the exact time, but I’m pretty sure it was about an hour (or less). I definitely recommend doing the Stirling Castle on your own time (it’ll take about 2-3 hours to fully appreciate/learn about).