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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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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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$67.88
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$67.88
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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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$69.29
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.12
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.20
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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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$57.98
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Braveheart Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Braveheart Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Follow in the footsteps of the heroes of Braveheart as you view the sites of Medieval battles with your private guide. Visit the locations where Scotland’s independence was won, on a personalized tour just for you. Ride in comfort in a luxury Mercedes to the Battle of Bannockburn, Wallace Monument, Stirling Old Bridge, and more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.96
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Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Highlands

Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Highlands

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Why have ***** when YOU DESERVE Sixstar Coach Tours! Our names are Davie and Julie and we will be with you every step of the way, from booking your tickets, to the end of your journey.We make it our practice to greet customers personally so you aren't just a name. Our aim is to give you the best experience on your tour, answering any questions you may have,enjoying a chat and a cuppa, even a singsong. We hope you love Scotland as much as we do! Soak up the sights from the comfort of our air-conditioned coach, giving panoramic views out over the rugged country that is Scotland. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee en route. Finishing the day with a wee dram (nip) of fine Scotch Whisky. We try and replace our carbon footprint where possible by using Eco-friendly organic tea and coffee, served in biodegradable cups. We also have the option of gluten-free biscuits and lactose-free milk for those with dietary restrictions.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.53
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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
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$56.56
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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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$55.90
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Kelpies, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, Private Day Tour from Edinburgh

Kelpies, Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, Private Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the wonders of Scottish history, learn about the great folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor, and wander the great halls of Stirling Castle. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience Scottish history first hand and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds them. Hop on board and get ready to travel back in time. • Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh • Mercedes V Class • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour (no one apart from you and your family members, friends will attend this tour) • Kids friendly (0+ age) • You have more free time for sightseeing compared to similar bus tours • Small group tour with a maximum of 4 passengers • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour • Tour can be customised • Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$489.21
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.12
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Full-Day Highland Lochs Glens and Castles Tour from Edinburgh

Full-Day Highland Lochs Glens and Castles Tour from Edinburgh

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.46
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Scottish Whisky and Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

Scottish Whisky and Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

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This 3-part tour takes you to two of Scotland’s ancient castles with a whiskey break in between. Stirling Castle was the home of Scottish aristocracy—Including Mary, Queen of Scots—for generations. Duone Castle is famous for other reasons: it’s starred in films and television shows such as “Month Python and the Holy Grail,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Outlander.” Between castle visits, enjoy a guided distillery tour and taste 12-year-old Scotch whiskey.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$424.23
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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle 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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$53.74
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Loch Lomond National Park, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies Tour

Loch Lomond National Park, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies Tour

The Loch Lomond tour from Edinburgh has a little of everything that Scotland has to offer, from a leisurely cruise on bonnie Loch Lomond to the mountains of the ‘Highlands in miniature’ and majestic Stirling Castle. Leaving Edinburgh, we're soon at Stirling Castle where you can step back in time to the lavish days of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens. Then it's onwards into the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty where Rob Roy MacGregor was celebrated as a hero and an outlaw. Our lunch stop in Luss is a great opportunity to stroll the cobbled streets and enjoy the views over Ben Lomond. You can learn about the area’s lawless Vikings and feuding clans during an optional loch cruise.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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Wallace monument, Stirling Castle,Linlithgow palace, Private Tour from Edinburgh

Wallace monument, Stirling Castle,Linlithgow palace, Private Tour from Edinburgh

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- In one day you will visit most popular historic sites in Scotland - Stop for photos at the Forth Bridge (Queensferry) - Enjoy free time - See sights such as Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Linlithgow Palace - Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only • Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh • Mercedes V Class • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour (no one apart from you and your family members, friends will attend this tour) • Kids friendly (0+ age) • You have more free time for sightseeing compared to similar bus tours • Small group tour with a maximum of 4 passengers • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour • Tour can be customised • Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$458.64
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Wallace monument, Stirling Castle, Linlithgow palace, Day Tour from Edinburgh

Wallace monument, Stirling Castle, Linlithgow palace, Day Tour from Edinburgh

- In one day you will visit most popular historic sites in Scotland - Stop for photos at the Forth Bridge (Queensferry) - Enjoy free time - See sights such as Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Linlithgow Palace - Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only • Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh • Mercedes V Class • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour (no one apart from you and your family members, friends will attend this tour) • Kids friendly (0+ age) • You have more free time for sightseeing compared to similar bus tours • Small group tour with a maximum of 6 passengers • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour • Tour can be customised • Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$642.09
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.74
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Glasgow, Loch Lomond National Park & Doune Castle

Glasgow, Loch Lomond National Park & Doune Castle

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Here is a journey full of contrasts to discover the authentic Scotland. It will allow you to enter into the Outlander world and recall the best scenes of the Jacobite wars, without forgetting the bloody battles of Game of Thrones in Doune's castle. You can also enjoying the spectacular scenery from Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine and the Scottish economic capital: Glasgow. Glasgow is a city full of live. Discover the Kelvingrove's museum, its medieval cathedral, its Victorian buildings... The renovation of the banks of the River Clyde in 2014 made this city the British capital of architecture.
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  • 10 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.39
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2 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct & St Andrews Tour

2 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct & St Andrews Tour

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Swap the city streets for the watery expanse of Loch Ness on a 2-day tour that saves you hours of advance planning. Letting someone else drive allows you to devote your full attention to the Scottish Highlands and saves you the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads, while a cap of 16 travelers ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.62
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Stirling Old Town Walking Tour

Stirling Old Town Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the old town of Stirling on this 1.5 hour tour with a local, knowledgeable guide. Walk in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce whilst you hear the tales of battles, kings and queens who shaped Stirling, and Scotland into the place it is today. Learn about executions, marketplaces and grave robbers as well as modern life in this bustling city. Key sights include: Stirling Castle The Church of the Holy Rude Stirling Cemetery Old Town Jail and many more hidden gems too!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.68
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Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
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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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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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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 119 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Stirling Castle costs USD 17.68. Guided Stirling Castle tours start around USD 17.68 per person. See all 119 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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