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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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This day trip from Edinburgh saves you time and money by packing in several great activities, including a nature hike near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, a visit to Stirling Castle (admission ticket included), and a tour of Glengoyne Distillery with a taste of 12-year-old whisky. Since your rides are taken care of both ways, you won't need to worry about navigation or driving. 

What to Expect
Start with pickup in Edinburgh by an air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach. Once you meet your guide, sit back and relax as your coach makes it way through the city to the countryside.

Along the drive, pass by Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Your guide might also make a special bonus stop at Doune Castle, which has been used a a filming location for Outlander and Game of Thrones.

Upon arrival at Stirling Castle, you’ll explore the grounds with a guide. Take in the views and the history before reboarding for the ride to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Follow your guide on a short nature hike around the lake. 

Next, you'll make your way to Glengoyne distillery, where you'll get a tour and a taste of its famous 12-year-old Scotch malt whisky.

Your adventure ends with a relaxing drive back to Edinburgh.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A castle, the highlands, and whiskey

My partner and I were looking for a day tour which did not include extended period on a bus, and this tour was perfect. Iain was an absolutely lovely guide offering animated historical stories and details about the surroundings. It was a perfect amount of...More

1  Thank kbraymiller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Comfortable tour with excellent itinerary and guide!

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Iain today. The itinerary (Sterling Castle, Loch Lomond, and Glengoyne Distillery) was just perfect for our group, the bus was comfortable, and we cannot say enough about our excellent driver/guide Iain. He was very knowledgeable on a wide range...More

1  Thank Kayla W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour, except for the guide...

Excellent tours, except for the guide...James. Pity these people (the company) so serious and professional hire this man. I´ve taken Heart of Scotland tours for many years and i have always been very happy. i´m a teacher from Argentina and I take students to UK...More

3  Thank claudia s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great day out

We took the one day tour covering Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Glengoyne whiskey distillery and we were very very pleased. Iain was our tour guide (yes it is spelled Iain) and he was highly entertaining. I particularly enjoyed his version of Brave heart,...More

4  Thank Michael B
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michael, Thank you so much for the fantastic review of Iain and your day tour from Edinburgh to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery. Sounds like you had a smashing day out! If you ever return to Edinburgh we do hope that you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing one day tour!

We had an amazing one day tour on Stirling Castle, Loch Lomon and of course on a whisky distillery. Our tour guide Iain was very entertaining and really gave us many insights and funny details about Scotland, history, places, culture, music... we are still singing...More

2  Thank valerie565
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Valerie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review of Iain and your trip on the Wee Red Bus - sounds like you had a great day out. We do hope that you will join us again on another tour...More

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Response from Kayla W | Reviewed this property |
Should be fine to buy it there. I believe we got a discount as part of the tour group too, so may even be better to wait.