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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh provided by Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours

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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
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If you appreciate rugged landscapes and ancient fortresses, 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 see.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
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
  • See Loch Awe, Loch Lomond, Glen Ogle, Kilchurn Castle, and more
What to expect
  • After meeting your coach on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, you travel to Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, recognizable from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Note that entrance to all castles is at your own expense. Journey through the Highlands, past lochs, castles, and glens, and take a break near Glen Ogle for photos and lunch (own expense). 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
  • See Loch Awe, Loch Lomond, Glen Ogle, Kilchurn Castle, and more
What to expect
  • After meeting your coach on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, you travel to Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, recognizable from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Note that entrance to all castles is at your own expense. Journey through the Highlands, past lochs, castles, and glens, and take a break near Glen Ogle for photos and lunch (own expense). 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6898P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
Duration
9h 45m
Departure details
  • 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE From outside the Ensign Ewart Pub
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Digital translations available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
Departure details
  • 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE From outside the Ensign Ewart Pub
Duration
9h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Digital translations available on request
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    521-523 Lawnmarket
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE From outside the Ensign Ewart Pub
    See address & details
  • 1
    Doune Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Inveraray Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Luss Pier
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jade L
1 contribution
Brilliant, must go!
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely tour guide and bus, excellent route and obviously cannot fault the beautiful scenery. Wonderful team and really happy to help, would recommend and can't wait to book another tour soon!
Written 4 August 2021
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Timberbush T
Thanks for your review, 162jadel! Great to hear you enjoyed your day. Hopefully see you again soon :) Amy
Written 5 August 2021
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Gina
1 contribution
Thank you Stuart!
Jul 2021 • Family
The 10 hours flew by! Stuart was such a gentleman, super knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting! The sights are breathtaking and the castles are really worth a visit! 1000% recommend!
Written 23 July 2021
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Timberbush T
Thank you for the review, Gina!
Written 29 July 2021
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Tullia D
3 contributions
Absolutely superb
Jun 2021 • Family
This was my second trip in two days with Timberbush Tours, and yet again this experience was utterly wonderful. Stuart was our guide and he was brilliantly knowledgable to the history of the sites we visited, as well as very entertaining! The day was paced out really nicely so it didn’t feel like a rush going from place to place, and the locations were exquisite. A highlight was meeting the highland cows (hairy coos!) and to be honest, the whole day was actually a highlight of beautiful views, great company and an extremely impressive and helpful guide. I cannot recommend this company enough to anyone looking to explore Scotland and see some of the most fantastic sites in Scotland!
Written 5 June 2021
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Timberbush T
Hi Tullia, Thanks for leaving a review for your West Highlands tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Stuart, your Driver-Guide. I hope you snapped some photos of the hairy coos too - they're too cute! All the best, Amy
Written 8 June 2021
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Mas
1 contribution
Marvellous Day
May 2021 • Family
A fantastic day with Neil our tour guide. A PLENTY of information in attractive way. Ask to go the trip with him. You deserve a trip like this with a fantastic tour guide like Neil. We saw 7 lochs, 4 castles, and two villages. Thank you Neil
Written 16 May 2021
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Timberbush T
Hi 167mahmoudm! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your tour with Neil, your Driver-Guide. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed his commentary along the way, and I hope you snapped some great photos too! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland! Best wishes, Amy
Written 17 May 2021
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Yassin
1 contribution
A totally breathtaking and once in a lifetime chance
May 2021 • Family
We had an exciting and breathtaking journey from the start of the morning till around 7 pm and it was worth every single second. We had a tour guide called Neil a totally charismatic and gifted guide who seemed to have known everything for everyplace as well as making it a fun experience along. I thank him very much for his professionalism and outstanding qualities.
Written 16 May 2021
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Timberbush T
Hi Yasssin234! Thanks for leaving a review for your tour with Neil, your Driver-Guide. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed his commentary; I'll pass on your kind comments to him! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland! Best wishes, Amy
Written 17 May 2021
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Adam S
Hertford, UK1 contribution
Engaging and informative guide
Sep 2020 • Friends
Me and my brother did the West Highland Castles, Mountains and Lochs tour today and what a fantastic day it was! Our driver and guide, Andrew T couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgeable. We were treated to a fantastic mix of historical facts, myths and legends, personal expiriences in the engaging and humorous commentary as we passed the beautiful landscape. Our only regret is that we will not have the time to do another Timberbush tour during our trip to Edinburgh, but will recommend it to friends and family visiting.
Written 5 September 2020
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Timberbush T
Dear P9946SHadams, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with Andrew. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland the next time you're in the country! All the best, Amy
Written 8 September 2020
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Anita K
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions
West Higlands, Inveraray, Loch Lomond
Jul 2020 • Family
This week it was my second trip with Tiberbush. We have visited the West Highlands, castles and lochs. It was an absolute amazing experience. I would never have imagined, how much you can see in one day. The trip was well organised, we have always been updated by our tour guide, Gary about the schedule. He was brilliant, told us many many interesting facts and history.
I would definitely recommend this tour for everyone who loves nature and history but can't choose.
Special thanks for Timberbush for the additional covid-19 safety measures on the bus!
I hope I can return in September and visit another amazing places with you again!
Written 19 July 2020
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Timberbush T
Hi Anita, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review for your tour to West Highlands. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day with us and with Gary, your Driver-Guide. We've been working hard to ensure everyone is as safe as possible on tour, and it's great to hear it was perfect on the day for you. We hope to see you soon, and stay safe! Amy
Written 27 July 2020
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Gabriella R
Turin, Italy188 contributions
An unforgettable tour on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
Nov 2019
My friend and I experienced the most amazing day trip from Edinburgh during our much anticipated trip in November. I'm writing this review now, more than six months later as it was such a beautiful day that my mind still often dwells on it.
If you want to get a glimpse of the outstanding wilderness of the Highlands than the West Highlands and Castle day trip is the absolute best choice: you will embark on a great journey through time and space, with the visit of the a few castle (one is the infamous Leoch castle for all the Outlander fans out there!) and the lovely villages of Luss, Inverarey and Loch Lomond!
We were super lucky to experience it with Eric as a guide who was just the perfect company, playing Scottish music all along and delighting us with the most interesting stories and legends about this magical land and people. Worth every penny!!
Written 25 May 2020
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HBarretto
Salmiya, Kuwait27 contributions
Scotland at your fingertips
Feb 2020
The meeting point is well located, tour bus was confortable and better as only 8 people were in our group which gives you much space to unwind. The tour covers the highlands, castles and lakes, the driver and tour guide Mr. Patrick, was a well experienced driver and a knowledgeable about the history, the surroundings and country. He made sure that we get a photo clicked with the highland cows, saddly we didnt get to click a photo in the snow. Overall the tour was great to see the highlands.
Written 7 March 2020
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Dear HBarretto, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Pat, and your almost private tour to the West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles . It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Pat made the tour even more special for you his excellent knowledge and extra photo stops! What an amazing opportunity it must have been to get close to highland cows! Thank you for recommending us and we are so glad to have provided such a great experience for you. Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! All the best, Ophelie
Written 8 March 2020
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Wassila E
Alsace, France1 contribution
Gary is great!
Feb 2020 • Solo
It was our third tour with Timberbush and Gary showed us that Timberbush has the best driver-guides in the entire world!! There are so much positive things to say about Gary! He is sooo kind, FUNNY, informative, knowladgeable, etc. And it is impossible to be more friendly than him! He showed us wonderful places that we will never forget, we will come back to France with so much beautiful pictures of Scotland and at every stops, he took time for each and everyone of us! And even if we are not perfectly fluent in English, he made sure that we understood what he was saying and actually we didn’t have so much difficulties to understand him thanks to his efforts! Honestly he was perfect! He gave us a day that we’ll never forget! MERCI GARY!
Written 26 February 2020
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Dear wassilaec, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Gary and your Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands day tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Gary was able to keep you entertained on tour with his excellent knowledge and banter! It does sound like this made the tour all the more special for you! I am also delighted to hear that you enjoyed visiting this part of Scotland and I am glad you managed to take great pictures! Please do think of us again when you travel back here in Scotland. All the best, Ophelie
Written 1 March 2020
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Stunning Highlands
We got stunning views of the Highlands and a lot of interesting facts about Scotland. Definitely recommend it to ot
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Perfekt
Our one day trip to Lochness was very pleasant. Thanks to our guide Andrew. The whole time he described to us all t
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Disappointed.
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Great day out to see Nessy
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Definitely Recommend
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Brilliant day
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Wonderful trip with Timberbush!
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Such an amazing tour & Great tour guide Paul!!!
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Fantastic experience with great guide!
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Great tour, our guide Neil had the best stories
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