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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

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Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
+44 131 212 5026
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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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Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

In all of our family travels, we've never taken an organized tour - we generally like doing our own thing. However, we only had a few days in Scotland and this tour seemed like the best option to sample the many natural and historical sites...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Been looking at Hairy Coo for a number of other tours departing from Edinburgh, and took up their offer on the free one. (Ended up having to pay £19 for not notifying ahead of time when someone in our party couldn't make it, which was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed it very much, the tour is well organised and the host is great, he always had some new historic detail to share. We traveled near the highlands, and across some real beautiful country sides and historic places. I recommend it, without a doubt.

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time on the Hairy Coo one day tour, Donald our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the areas we visited and I loved learning more about the country I now call home. Perfect for any budget and a great way to see...More

Thank Holly O
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Donald was impressively knowledgeable of Scottish history and geography, he was very humorous, jokes a lot and gave us good recommendations. Despite it being a free tour where guests were not obliged to give any specific amount, his passion towards his job was not any...More

Thank Yan C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day, seeing some of the best of what Scotland has to offer, the driver was very good and very informative about all the history that happened throughout. Tip based which is also very helpful but for a young backpacker I only tipped...More

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing trip with great people plus great tourist guide. Hmm you probably need to work on the English accent that the tourist guide speaks cause it might be difficult for certain tourist to catch up with the accent..

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice trip we had... Worth spending a day.... And we should contribute generously to encourage them..

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hairy Coo tour through the Highlands is definitely a must if you are visiting Edinburgh! The guide was very friendly and funny, and while we drove in the coach to the destinations, he kept providing interesting information about Scotland's history. It was a memorable...More

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Thank Arthur S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mark our tour guide...what can I say? His knowledge and passion for Scotland was incredible. I am Scottish and learnt even more about my country through Mark’s amazing tales. His telling of stories about places before you arrive at them - made visiting the attractions...More

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amberpop
7 February 2018|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi amberpop, It is aimed for those either 18-45 and those 'young-at-heart'. It's more the informal style of the tours we conduct, which suits "young and young-at-heart" travellers. Feel free to make a booking for the tour... More
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a91trip
1 October 2017|
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Hi A91trip, ​Due to safety regulations and insurance, we are unable take children under 7 years of age on our tours. This is a precaution to ensure the seat belts on all of our coaches fit all passengers properly, We... More
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Trang T
12 September 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi Trang, You can find all up-to-date availability for our tours on our website at the link above.
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