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Perched above the city of Stirling on a chunk of volcanic rock, this mighty Scottish fortress has seen it all, from attacks by Robert the Bruce to the coronation of the infant Mary Queen of Scots to the premiere of the movie “Braveheart” in 1993. In addition to the impeccably recreated Royal Palace interiors and the sheer amount of history held within its robust walls, the castle also offers superb views over Stirling and Scotland’s green hills and valleys.

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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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This full-day Scottish Highlands tour takes you on a scenic drive from Edinburgh to the fabled Loch Ness. The journey travels by coach across Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe and through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, where you’re treated to a locally made picnic lunch. Take an optional boat ride on the legendary loch in search of ‘Nessie’ before the return trip over the Drumochter Pass and through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire, with views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take in top natural attractions including Glencoe, Ben Nevis, and Loch Ness on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass the iconic Stirling Castle en route through the Trossachs, then head onto Glencoe—a region steeped in history. Explore Fort William and Ben Nevis with a guide, then follow the Great Glen to the village of Fort Augustus. After lunch on the shores of Loch Ness, pass Loch Laggan and stop for a stroll in a Highland village.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Glasgow (Greenock) Shore Excursion: Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Highlands

Glasgow (Greenock) Shore Excursion: Stirling, Loch Lomond & The Highlands

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Make the best of your time in port with a full-day shore excursion from Glasgow through Scotland’s dramatic countryside. Aboard a comfortable coach, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Doune Castle and the famous Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary warfare that rattled the region, then continue on to Trossachs National Park for a stop at the charming village of Aberfoyle and Loch Lomond.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.92
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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Soak up Scotland’s majestic countryside on a full-day tour of Highlands from Edinburgh. Aboard a comfortable coach, stop at Loch Lomond, the largest inland body of water in Great Britain. Wind through Trossachs National Park, spotted with moors, lochs and jutting peaks, and on to Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the grounds or purchase an optional tour of the castle’s opulent interior rooms. On the return journey to Edinburgh, the tour stops at the Kelpies. The world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse-powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore Stirling Castle, the Trossachs National Park, and Loch Lomond on this adventurous day tour from Edinburgh. Take a glimpse into Glasgow’s industrial past on route to beautiful Loch Lomond, and admire fine views over rugged Ben Lomond. Travel into the Trossachs National Park with a guide then, explore the ancient streets of Stirling and discover top attractions such as the mighty Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most important fortresses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Tour Deanston Distillery and sample its whisky, learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.72
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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Visit the royal stronghold of Stirling Castle and the majestic Loch Lomond on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping to snap photos of Highland cows, the Trossachs National Park, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. After touring the impressive Stirling Castle, soak up the scenery around Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lake. Finish your Scottish experience sampling Scotch whisky at the acclaimed Glengoyne Distillery.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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See Stirling Castle, the Kelpies monument, and Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass Linlithgow Palace on the way to the Kelpies, said to be the largest equine sculptures in the world. Then travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where you can join your guide on a nature walk, before heading to Stirling Castle for an optional interior tour (own expense). This small-group tour in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Uncover the mysteries of Loch Ness on an exciting day-trip from Edinburgh. Set out north along Scotland's West Coast to experience one of the country's most iconic lochs, best known for the fabled 'monster' said to reside deep within its waters. En route, pass some incredible sights, including the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, Ben Nevis―Britain's tallest mountain―and dramatic Highlands landscapes recognizable from films like 'Skyfall.' Your guide regales you with stories about the area, making for an exciting, informative―and if you're lucky, truly legendary―trip.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the Scottish Highlands with this three-day tour from Edinburgh. Skip the hassle of a rental car and kick back in an air-conditioned coach with a local guide. Hear stories of Scotland’s history as you visit the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Inverness. This tour offers an immersive experience into one of the most scenic areas of the Scottish countryside.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Tour from Glasgow

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Discover Scotland’s dramatic landscape and even more dramatic history on this full-day tour from Glasgow. In a small group, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Stirling Castle, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary battles that took place there, then continue on to Doune Castle and Trossachs National Park. Stroll around Loch Lomond and take an optional whisky tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Delve into Scotland’s rich history and heritage on this 1-day Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle tour from Edinburgh. Head from the Royal Mile over the UNESCO–listed Forth Bridge to Dunfermline with a guide, and explore the Abbey Kirk — burial place of Robert the Bruce. See where the Battle of Bannockburn raged and learn of Scotland’s struggle for independence. Take in top local attractions including Stirling Castle, and enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the iconic Wallace Monument. Then, visit Rosslyn Chapel before returning to Edinburgh.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Central Highlands Driving Tour

Private Central Highlands Driving Tour

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Escape the bustle of Edinburgh for a full-day private tour of the central Highlands. See castles, waterfalls, and historic villages as your local guide takes care of the driving. Customize the itinerary according to your personal interests, including a possible stop at a whisky distillery. Get personalized advice on where to eat traditional food. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$727.71
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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the enchantment of the Scottish Highlands on a small-group, 2-day trip from Edinburgh. As you travel through spectacular scenery, visit historical highlights like Doune Castle and witness the natural splendor of Loch Ness and Glen Coe. Delve into the history of Culloden battlefield, take a riverside stroll at Dunkeld and recognize Glenfinnan Viaduct, famed for its role in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. B&B or hostel accommodation is reserved but not included in the price. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 2 days
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

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Explore Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, and delve into the world of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy on this tour from Edinburgh. Visit Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most impressive fortresses—with a guide. Head through the Trossachs National Park to the Highland village of Balloch, nestled by the banks of magical Loch Lomond. Perhaps take a lake cruise or enjoy capturing the pretty town of Luss on camera before the journey back to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Highland Lochs Glens and Castles Tour from Edinburgh

Full-Day Highland Lochs Glens and Castles Tour from Edinburgh

On our Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles tour from Edinburgh we will take you to some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Majestic mountains tumble down to shimmering lochs and castles, while glens tell tragic tales of centuries gone by. You will have the opportunity to visit a castle or two and we’ll also have the chance to get some photos of castle ruins. We visit the picturesque highland village of Luss which sits on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with views to Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Stirling Castle, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

Stirling Castle, Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

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Explore Scotland’s rich history and spectacular natural scenery on this Stirling Castle and Trossachs National Park tour from Glasgow. With round-trip transportation from central Glasgow included, spin into the Scottish Highlands with your guide at the wheel. Enjoy free time to explore 15th-century Stirling Castle at your leisure, sip fine Scottish whiskey at the famous Auchentoshan Distillery, and admire uninterrupted views over the serene waters of Loch Lomond.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the jewels in Scotland’s crown on this 1-day Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Listen as a guide sheds light on Scottish history on route from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to Stirling. Take an optional tour of Stirling Castle and enjoy fine city views from the Wallace Monument. Head to Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park and either take an optional cruise or stroll along the shoreline at your leisure. Finish your day with an optional Glengoyne Distillery tour and learn how drams are made.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Glasgow

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Explore the beautiful Trossachs National Park on this Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle tour from Glasgow. Head into the Scottish Highlands with a guide and enjoy an optional cruise on peaceful Loch Lomond. Alternatively, explore the village of Luss at your leisure. Then, travel through the Trossachs National Park to Aberfoyle — where Rob Roy MacGregor made his name. Visit Stirling Castle (own expense), widely considered among Scotland’s most important fortresses, and gain insight into Scotland’s rich history. Admire fine views from the castle walls, then return to Glasgow.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Experience the history and beauty of Scotland’s Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on a full-day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling by mini-coach, visit the Kelpies Monument and Stirling Castle, associated with Scottish historical heroes William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Admire the Trossachs’ mountain-and-lake scenery as you meet Scotland’s famous Highland cows, and choose to tour either a whisky distillery or Doune Castle. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Scotland Customisable Luxury Private Tour

Highlights of Scotland Customisable Luxury Private Tour

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There’s no need to coordinate your own visit to the blustery Scottish Highlands, Lochs, and whisky distilleries, when you can explore in luxury on this full-day, comprehensive, and customizable tour. Your local driver will tell stories as they transport your private tour group between attractions in comfort and style, freeing you up to enjoy the scenery and experience the best Scotland has to offer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$462.78
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Scottish castles tour - private tour of four ancient castles

Scottish castles tour - private tour of four ancient castles

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Visit four Scottish castles on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Three of the castles—Duone, Linlithgow, and Drummond Castle—are featured in the television show “Outlander.” Fans will also recognize Duone Castle as the fictional Winterfell in “Game of Thrones.” Stirling Castle was the home of Scottish aristocrats for many generations—its imposing position and architecture make it one of the county’s most recognizable landmarks.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Loch Ness Tour

Loch Ness Tour

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An unforgettable experience with spectacular scenery. The tour drives through the Cairngorm and Trossachs national parks, and along the edge of Rannoch Moor, one of Europe’s last wildernesses. We pass the particularly awesome mountains Ben Nevis and Buachaille Etive Mor, the infamous Glencoe as well as 5 of Scotland amazing lochs. Perhaps with a bit of 'Nessie' spotting along the way! Our Driver Guide's great personal knowledge of Scotland helps guests have an amazing tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$993.59
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Stirling Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Stirling Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Take the stress out of navigating on unfamiliar Scottish roads and let someone else take care of the driving instead. This tour is perfect for travelers with limited time who want to see the best of Stirling—the Gateway to the Highlands, in a day. Travel in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz vehicle with Wi-Fi and bottled water included to make it a stress-free experience. Highlights include The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, Stirling Castle, and Stirling Bridge.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$424.21
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Stirling Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 105 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Stirling Castle costs USD 17.53. Guided Stirling Castle tours start around USD 17.53 per person. See all 105 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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