Scottish Highlands: Day Trip from Edinburgh with Stirling Castle
This full-day trip will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, from the medieval city of Stirling, which ties the Highlands and Lowlands together including its striking castle, to the natural beauty of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park.
On your private tour to the Scottish Highlands, you will:
- Enjoy a scenic drive to the medieval city of Stirling with your private licensed guide;
- Enjoy the best of the Scottish Highlands: castles, lochs, and whisky;
- Visit the magnificent Stirling Castle, which overlooks the city of Stirling;
- Learn about the key moments of Scotland's long and bloody history, as well as renowned characters including Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace;
- Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Aberfoyle or Balmaha (the cost of lunch is not included);
- Visit the beautiful lochside village of Balmaha and hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views;
- Enjoy a tour and tastings in one of Scotland’s prettiest whisky distilleries.
On your tour, you will have the chance to visit the magnificent Stirling Castle, which overlooks the ancient city of Stirling. The castle is one of the most iconic historic buildings in Scotland and has come to symbolize the spirit of this great nation. It sits atop an extinct volcano near the city of Edinburgh. Surrounded on three sides by precipitous cliffs, it's a formidable defensive position.
There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle - all bloody, and rarely successful - with the last in 1746 by Bonnie Prince Charlie. Learn about the key moments of Scotland’s long, violent and bloody history.
You will also visit the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park, also known as ‘the Scottish Highlands in Miniature’, for it offers such a splendid view over myriad gorgeous lochs, untamed mountains and wonderful forests. About 100km northwest of Edinburgh, The Trossachs National Park is unrivalled for its scenery, walking and wildlife. The park is centred on Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater expanse in mainland Britain, and has a boundary of some 350km, encircling no less than 21 Munros. It is a place for superlatives.
Please note: if your travelling party is larger than 3, please be in touch so we may work with you on a custom booking.