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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

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    Stop At: The Kelpies, Helix Park, Falkirk FK2 7ZT Scotland

    Scotland’s largest public art installation, constructed at the entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canals as a tribute to Central Scotland’s industrial past. Once seen, you’ll understand why the Kelpies are fast becoming one of Scotland’s most popular landmarks, they are the perfect photo opportunity too.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

    Onwards to the magnificent Stirling Castle and the most important castle in Scottish history due to its strategic location as gateway between the Central Lowlands and the imposing Scottish Highlands to the North. Scottish (…and often English!) armies, occupied the castle throughout history in order to block rival advances from all directions. Hear tales of the famous battles fought at Stirling Bridge, Falkirk and Bannockburn during the ‘Wars of Independence’, as William Wallace and then Robert the Bruce led the Scottish forces to famous victories which inspired the movie ‘Braveheart’. Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. The Castle’s 900 year history comes alive as you explore great halls, dungeons and narrow wynds. (Castle entry is optional – but recommended)

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland

    We then head into Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park to Balmaha. Take a leisurely stroll along the banks of Loch Lomond, considered by many to be the bonniest in Scotland. Alternatively if you’re feeling energetic, walk the high level Millennium Path for spectacular views across the whole expanse of the Loch.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Stirling FK16 6AG Scotland

    Option 1: You’ll arrive at Deanston Whisky Distillery, located on the banks of the beautiful River Teith. Take a tour of the working distillery, experience the whisky-making process from beginning to end and learn why Whisky is such a world-renowned spirit. The tour ends with a tasting session (£8.00 per adult).

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA Scotland

    Option 2: You can visit the nearby 14th century Doune Castle, a filming location for ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ (Castle Leoch). You’ll have 45 minutes to explore the castle and hear its varied history. Audio-guides are available. (Castle entry £9.00 per adult/£5.40 per child)

    Duration: 40 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary onboard
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Tour takes place on a 29-seater air-conditioned mini-coach
    • Optional entrance fee to Stirling Castle (£14.50 for over-16s, £8.70 for under 16s)
    • Optional entrance fee to Doune Castle (£9 for over 16s, £7.20 for under-16s)
    • Optional Deanston Whisky Distillery Tour (£8 for over-18s, £5 for under-18s)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • No WiFi or bathrooms onboard, although stops are every 30-60 minutes
    • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Tour takes place on a 30-seater air-conditioned mini-coach
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age to travel is 7 years old (Under NO circumstances will children under 7 years old be permitted to travel on our tours/vehicles)
    • Operated by an English-speaking guide
    • Optional short nature walks are available on this tour 1-1.5 kms - please wear sensible/comfortable shoes
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    What a great Day with a lot of interesting storrys and Adventures, Thanks birzo!!! We will take youer bus next time. See ya
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    Our tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, upbeat and fun. He even led a sing along on the bus. Highly recommend this tour. We stopped at the Winterfell castle from Game of Thrones as an added bonus. Great day!!
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    What an awesome surprise to see Brizo again! We took his Loch Ness tour in June and couldn’t stop raving about the fun we had. This time we visited the Stirling Castle and, as before, he managed to provide the best experience with his humor and historical stories. Lots of
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    What a fantastic day trip. The weather was awful but Brian (Brizo) our guide, made us forget the rain and focus on history, nature and all the wonderful sites. Be sure to book with him - there is no other! From his knowledge of history, to his humour, there was no better way
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    Our tour guide, Steven, was fantastic. Brilliant sense of humour & great knowledge. The tour was absolutely beautiful - so many film locations that we weren't expecting to see. It was just a perfect day out and I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in Edinburgh.
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    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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