Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle
1 day tour

Step back in time and discover the legends, landscapes, and landmarks that defined Scottish history.

Tour map

Highlights

Lochs
Mountains
Castles
Walks

Places you'll explore


Stirling Castle - Choose to step inside and learn about the most important battles in Scottish history.

The Trossachs - This beautiful region has attracted travellers from around the world since the 19th century.

Rob Roy country - Visit the region where the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’ made his mark.

Loch Lomond - One of Scotland’s largest Lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.


Your journey


Envision gory battles thrashing against the grand walls of Stirling Castle. Follow in the footsteps of the outlaws that hid amongst the hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. And relive the journeys taken by Rob Roy and William Wallace.

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to admire beautiful scenery and learn about the heroes, tragedies, and landscapes that defined Scottish history.


Tour Details

Departs
09.15 - Rabbies Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place
Returns
18.00 approx
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • If you're planning to visit Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle it may be cheaper if you buy a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
  • A Kelpies visit is available on tours on and after 1st April
Tour inclusions
  • Transported on a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

Experience the Highlands’ natural forests, lochs and mountains and feel Scotland’s past in the heartland of its greatest heroes.

You travel to Stirling Castle, where you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned. You then continue into the beautiful forest-covered hills of the Trossachs and stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park. From here you travel along the scenic road to the “bonny, bonny banks” of Loch Lomond.

Here you will get a great view of the loch; you can have refreshments at the local inn or walk in the footsteps of Rob Roy taking in the nature, tranquillity and spectacular views found on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. From Loch Lomond you return to Edinburgh in the late afternoon.

Itinerary on and after April 1st

Leave Edinburgh 09.15am and travel through the historic grace of Linlithgowshire. Your guide will help you spot Linlithgow palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

On the way to Loch Lomond you stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses’ heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland.

From here you head to the shores of Loch Lomond, which is Scotland’s largest loch and is protected as Scotland’s first National Park.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a walk along the ‘bonny banks’ and take in fantastic views of the mountains. This tranquil area was once the home of Scotland’s famous highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. By spending time on the trails by the loch you’ll be walking in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s greatest legends.

You then head into the Trossachs or ‘The Highlands in Miniature’, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests: this area is stunning.

You stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park then continue to the city of Stirling where you can visit one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles. You can choose to take in the views from inside and understand why this castle was so instrumental in Scottish history.

From here our short journey back to Edinburgh passes the Kelpies once again before arriving back in the Capital.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful day!

Jessica Porter Posted on 24/08/2016

My father and I had a wonderful day touring Loch Lomand and Stirling with Fergus. Loch Lomand was beautiful and gave us a chance to stretch our legs. Stirling Castle was fascinating and filled with history and wonderful photo opportunities. Wed gone from Edinburgh and my only regret was not making a purchase at the Stirling gift shop. Their shops offered higher quality tweeds and other gifts at a lower price than we saw in Edinburgh and other shops. Fergus was a great guide!

Wonderful day!

Jessica Porter Posted on 24/08/2016

My father and I had a wonderful day touring Loch Lomand and Stirling with Fergus. Loch Lomand was beautiful and gave us a chance to stretch our legs. Stirling Castle was fascinating and filled with history and wonderful photo opportunities. Wed gone from Edinburgh and my only regret was not making a purchase at the Stirling gift shop. Their shops offered higher quality tweeds and other gifts at a lower price than we saw in Edinburgh and other shops. Fergus was a great guide!

Deepak Bana Posted on 27/06/2016

It was an excellent tour with Jodie giving good historical information regularly during the travel.

On tour with Gillian

Lisette Blokker Posted on 29/04/2016

Loved it! Gillian knew a lot about the sights and surroundings, and supported her story with some lovely Scottish music. Also, she squeezed in some extra stops, which is always a bonus. The trip was beautiful, and the weather was distinctly Scottish (four seasons in a day – or rather, in an hour). I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see some Scottish landscapes and learn some of its history, but doesn’t have too much time to spare. It makes you want to come back!

Gordon/ Stirling Castle

Patti Mark Posted on 29/09/2015

Gordon, our tour guide, took us to Stirling Castle and the National Park. He is a university student from the Highlands. He did an excellent job and was very entertaining. Very impressed with his knowledge of the area and the history. Had a great day!

1 day tour

kirstina Posted on 22/09/2015

E w e n B. Was professional, informative and funny. I really enjoyed this tour, thanks to him.

Beautiful Day Fun Tour

Leah Posted on 06/06/2015

Aaron was my tour guide for this one day trip and he was great! He has only been with the company for a few weeks but you could clearly see he had great energy and was very passionate about his job. He combined some great facts with some humorous stories which we all had a good laugh at. Keep up that great energy! What a great last day in Scotland.

All was perfect

alexandra Posted on 02/04/2015

We enjoyed every minute of the tour.From our driver and guide Ian till the guides we have in the castle, the walks, the beautiful pictures, the Loch!!Everything is working 100.Keep on the good hob!!

Awesome experience -Gillian

Anupam Singh Posted on 12/03/2015

Excellent guidance by Gillian. Humar & Songs -Full Enjoyed. Tour Date: 08-Mar-2015 Thanks You Gillian

Thanks to Gillian

Helle Ibsen Posted on 04/03/2015

A lot of thanks to our brilliant guide Gillian, for an unforgettable day with loads of history, humor and songs! We will return for more. Love Helle

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