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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh provided by The Hairy Coo

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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A note from Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh
Guests are booking this tour under the understanding that it will not be possible for us to guarantee a 2 metre distance between parties while on board. Seating will be pre-allocated. All guests strictly must wear a mask or participation in the excursion will not be possible - no exemptions are made
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Save the research time and enjoy a day tour that covers Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and Trossachs National Park, and either a whisky distillery or Doune Castle in a day. Travel seamlessly between sights in a comfortable vehicle with a guide to liven up the journey with on-board commentary. It’s an ideal way to see Scotland’s spectacular scenery, and brush up your knowledge of Scottish historical heroes too.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Deacon's House Cafe
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Kelpies & The Helix
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Loch Lomond
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Doune Castle
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Deacon's House Cafe
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
    304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Tick off multiple top sights in a day, including Stirling Castle
  • An informative trip—learn about Scottish heroes such as Robert the Bruce
  • This flexible tour allows you to customize your itinerary
  • See spectacular beauty at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Important Information
Departure Point
Deacon's House Cafe, 304 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, UK
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 (£10 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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 29 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chris M. wrote a review Feb 2020
So context is a bit important and I do want to be up front that the weather was absolutely dreadful, even by Scottish standards. Storm Dennis came roaring in and flooded a ton of roads and pelted us with constant torrential rain and wind. Obviously this had a negative impact on
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Veysel s wrote a review Feb 2020
Mister IAN was so nice and funny during our tour, He is great tour guide and driver 👍🏻 Btw Whisky distillery was a nice stop.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rose wrote a review Jan 2020
Amazing trip! Scott, Scott, Scott, our guide was fantastic! He completed my history of Scotland! Funny, a lot of energy, good vibes, amazing trip! Thank you, Scott!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from HairyCooTours, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hi Zamfirrodica2003, Thank you for your 5* review of our Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour. It seems you had a great day with Scott on tour and it is nice to hear you enjoyed his historical knowledge and humour. Hopefully, we will see you on tour the next time you visit Scotland.
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Claudia wrote a review Jan 2020
This tour was so much fun, and our tour guide, Michael, was hilarious and made the trip really come to life! He was very knowledgeable and made the history really engaging as we headed to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Truly a wonderful way to see a beautiful part of Scotland
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from HairyCooTours, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hi claudia_mitch, Thank you for your 5 * review of our Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour where you had Michael as your driver-guide. It seems Michael made the tour memorable with his wit and historical knowledge and ensured a comfortable experience for you. I hope we do see you on tour the next time you visit.
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Nicolai c wrote a review Nov 2019
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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Date of experience: November 2019
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Awesome!
Definitely had an excellent time on this tour and with our guide, Ryan. He was very knowledgable about Scottish his
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Great tour!
Very nice tour, Ryan is a true story teller and make us travel through the Highland and history! He got a lot of en
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candymaeyeubg
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Best Way to explore Scotland
Brian was an amazing guide! Soooo much energy and so many interesting stories about Scotland’s history. The tour w
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Lonsitravels
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AMAZING
This has been the most entertaining and enjoyable tour I have ever been on. Not only is Scotland the most beautif
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LightPacker813065
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4 Stars!
John was funny, long-winded at times and very entertaining. Great tour. 4 stars only because they advertise a Whisk
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kimberlyl2106
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Best way to see Scotland!
Easily the best tour I have been on! I did the 5-Day tour with John as the tour guide and everything was amazing. J
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Speckled90
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A smashing trip - Best day of our holiday
What a great day-out! Firstly, I want to give a big shout-out to Brian, our tour guide for the day. He was brillia
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Q6813ZRnicka
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An amazing day out. Couldn't have been better!
Stephen was a brilliant tour guide. He was knowledgable, funny, a bit cheeky and surpassed all expectations. The t
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StefanLB
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Awesome tour with Marty
It was such a scenic and interesting tour. Even though we didn’t find Nessie, the hairy coo tours made it really fu
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Trip to Glencoe, Loch Ness
I was looking forward to this trip with the Hairy Coo and it didn’t disappoint. Was such an amazing tour and Marty,
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mattz382020
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Great tour with an even better guide!
My girlfriend and I decided to take a tour to explore the highlands. We litterally stumbled across this one from ou
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776jefferys
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John "King of the North"
We had a awesome experience the entire day. Great Scottish playlist through the several hours in the road. Sites a
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anick492
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Hairy Coos and Highlands!!
5 stars for sure for the Hairy Coo and our guide! My friend and I did this tour with Brian Smith as our guide and i
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clamunyon20
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Very entertaining
This trip was wonderful. We had Ryan as our guide and he was very knowledgeable about history. Even though we spent
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Sydnerdy23
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Wonderful time!
If you have a day in Edinburgh I would highly recommend this trip. 12 hours and I feel like I saw everything I need
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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