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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh

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
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Trip from Edinburgh
US$ 60.16
Overview

If landscapes are your passion and ancient fortresses mesmerize you, 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’re seeing.

What to Expect

After joining your coach on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, begin at Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, instantly recognizable from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Journey through the Highlands, past lochs, castles, and glens, then take a break near Glen Ogle for photos (and lunch, if you’d like).

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. 

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Best of Scottish highlands and castles

What a great tour! Beautiful scenery, wonderful castles, and a top tour guide (sorry, can't recall the name now - it was the tour on Saturday, 7 July). I had taken a Highlands/Glencoe/Loch Ness tour last year, but I think this one was even better...More

Thank SonnNam
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi SonnNam, We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour you took with us and even preferred it to our Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands tour that you took with us previously. Thank you for all your feedback regarding the buses, what...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Surprisingly a lot of fun!

Yesterday, my husband signed us up for a 10-hour trip around the West Highlands and I didn't know what to expect as I'm not a history or geography buff and was wary of the length of time. But our trip leader, Dom, was hilarious and...More

Thank PaperMoon2018
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi PaperMoon2018, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your tour with Dom. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed exploring the West highlands with him despite being a bit wary about the tour to begin with. We'll be sure to pass this on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Highland lochs, castles and Stuart.

Our tour , July 9th , was an excellent choice. We saw breathtaking views and took lots of amazing photos. All the way we listened to interesting stories about Scotland. And, above all, we were lucky to meet an extraordinary guide - Stuart. We were...More

Thank Pawel S
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pawel, Thanks for your review of your trip with Stuart and thanks for recommending the tour! He certainly is an extraordinary Driver-Guide, we're happy to hear that you liked hearing about the history of Scotland from him throughout the tour and appreciated the rest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super fun day with Stuart!

This tour had been full but on the day of the tour the staff helped me and my friend switch to the West Highland tour which is what I wanted. We lucked out! Our tour guide Stuart was knowledgeable, friendly, funny and had that great...More

1  Thank Victoria S
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Victoria, Thank you very much for your review. It's fantastic to hear how much you liked having Stuart as your Driver-Guide as you explored the West Highlands and appreciated his knowledgeable commentary. If you'd like to try another tour sometime please don't hesitate to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great day out with Stuart

We were fortunate to go on this tour on 5 July and have Stuart as our driver/guide. He made the day extremely interesting with his wide knowledge of history, local information and interesting facts about Scotland. The whole day was excellent - the best guide...More

Thank richard a
Timberbush_Tours, Digital Marketing Executive at Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Richard, Thank you so much for leaving a review of your Driver-Guide Stuart. We're delighted that you were impressed by his knowledge of Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed his commentary throughout. Well definitely let him know that you consider him the best guide that you've...More

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