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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

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Address: Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
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+44 131 516 4198
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able...

Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real Scotland, that’s why we pioneered the only Free tour of this beautiful wilderness; through the eyes of a passionate and knowledgeable, local tour guide. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests; maintaining a professional but relaxed approach, and ensuring every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique.

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Best way to see the highlands! And the hairy coos!

As a student with a limited budget, I am honestly very grateful to have found this tour. We saw very beautiful places while our guide Donald brought scottish history to life with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a student with a limited budget, I am honestly very grateful to have found this tour. We saw very beautiful places while our guide Donald brought scottish history to life with his mesmerizing storytelling. The highlight of the day was definetely the hairy coos. I will recommend this tour to everyone, and I will join them again for sure.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good trip, obviously value for money, donald was a great drover :) the attractions arebeautigul even though not the most famous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to Edinburgh. A friend had recommended the Hairy Coo tour and therefore I registered for it. My parents were so delighted after the Scottish Highlands tour and so was I. This was the most special part of our visit to Edinburgh as it was a beautiful tour package with ample time to explore each place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family was visiting from the States and I signed us up for this tour. Our tour guide was amazing! He had so much knowledge of the history of the area and how it related to popular culture today. He was funny, engaging and not one to tolerate disruptive behavior during the tour. Highly recommend for groups of all ages!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been in a trip to Scottish Highlands with some other paid tour companies twice as I love Scottish highlands. My friend told me that there was a free tour to the highlands. Although I was hesitated (like come on it's free, must be joking), I tried to sign up anyway. Turned out, it was great and the driver... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great trip. And this was mainly because of the tour guide, Don. It was not just a tour of the Highlands - we were also entertained throughout the trip with history, interesting facts, jokes, politics, sport, music and stories. The tour guide made the history of the area and its people come alive and it was obvious... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fun experience. My friend C and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The driver+guide Don was funny, chatty and friendly too. Since it was my first visit to the Highlands, I wanted to do a guided tour but not one where everything was strictly monitored and this turned out to be the perfect choice. The destinations are well chosen,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ijoined The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour's tour and totally would recommend their service to everyone who want to experience the Highlands (including visiting Forth Bridge, National Wallace Monument, Game of Thrones’ Doune Castle, Lake of Menteith, the Lochs, and feeding the infamous Hairy Coos) FOR FREE. Although providing us with a comfortable bus and an outstanding tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On my last day I decided to go with them and it was the best decision I have made. Our tour leader, Donald, was amazing with information about the places we visit. You could feel the love and pasion he has for his job. Overall, everything was top knotch, the transportation, the stories told on board and the perfectly selected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since going on the Hairy Coo free tour I have wholeheartedly recommended it to everyone who will listen! The tour is well organized and very entertaining. Donald, our tour guide, was absolutely brilliant with his impressive depth of knowledge about anything Scottish and great sense of humour! We were lucky enough to have great weather and were able to meet... More 

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