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The Hairy Coo

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The Scottish Highlands Tour Specialists. Our smaller group sizes give you an exclusive experience. You’ll see beautiful, remote places, get close to Scottish nature and hear stories about our exciting and fascinating history. All presented by your...more
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| Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 212 5026
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Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared for rain. Easy access to book, outstanding guide, Brian. Very great knowledge of Scottish history. See many highlights of the Scottish Highlands, both historical and cultural. Plenty of time to sightsee at every stop. Opportunities to use restrooms during the 3 day trip....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just finished the Hairy Coos free tour with Michael as the driver/tour guide. Not only was he very informational he was also funny and entertaining. I knew a bit of the history of how Britain treated the Scottish people but I didn’t realize how bad...More

Thank Ariana_Snell
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I booked the three day tour with hairy coo, cause I wanted to see a lot in these days. Marty, our driver, gave us a very warm welcome. He told us about the fairies, giants and all the mythical things in Scotland, always with a...More

Thank ChristophW206
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to take this tour so that we could see and experience more of Scotland. It was great! Steven was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining as well. With plenty of stops and attractions to see, it was a great...More

Thank jamessD7782YE
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all Graham the driver was hilarious and so entertaining!!! Even before leaving Edinburgh he had me crying tears as I was laughing so hard. His stories were so memorable and informative but told in a really fun way. We had a pretty sunny...More

Thank Timo-0806_
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great 2 day trip. Great places we visited. Fabulous tour guide. Lovely accommodation, great breakfasts.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the 3 day tour with Marty the tour guide and would highly recommend it. Marty was funny and informative and it is a great way to jam pack in a lot of places in Scotland. The B&B in Inverness they booked us in...More

Thank davedh10
Reviewed 3 days ago

First of all, the tour guide makes the tour, and Graham made this tour so much fun! We had three days of travelling throughout the Highlands with Graham providing history, legends, and entertainment. His sense of humor never faltered, and we also enjoyed his "luscious"...More

Thank Lonie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Hairy Coo Trip was amazing and exceeded our expectatios. The day started at 8:30AM and was unforgatable. Our Tour guide, Alister (with a great sense of humour) explained and described each step of the Tour. Even though English is not our 1st language, we...More

Thank Anna Ś
Reviewed 5 days ago

We join the free tour in early October, it was tired but full of fun full day tour. Mark was our tour guide and you can feel he is very enthusiastic to his job and his place, a humble person without too much words (may...More

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Lauren K, Guest Relations Manager at The Hairy Coo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Quest132449, Thank you for the review after your time on the Free Scottish Highlands Tour! I am happy you had a great time on tour with Mark as your guide helping you get to know the Scottish Highlands. See you again soon.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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8 September 2018|
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Response from Lauren K | Property representative |
Hi. We do not have a specific age group on the 3-Day Tour, this can be anywhere between 18 to 70 and is a mix on every tour. Kindest Regards, Lauren
8 July 2018|
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Response from madcap1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not on the tour I was on, no.
15 June 2018|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi cancaligurl, we have generalised limits we ask people to adhere to in order that we can make sure there's enough space for luggage on our tours, but I'm sure with 2 x standard-size luggage in the boot space + 2 backpacks... More