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West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles
This tour lasts for 9 hours 45 minutes


Summary

Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray.


Description

Our one day tour from Edinburgh lets you enjoy a taste of all things Scottish, as we take you on a wonderful and fascinating journey through a beautiful part of the Highlands. Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray.

Itinerary

The best of the Highlands

From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the cult movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’). From there we drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.


“The whole day was a wonderful experience and we even had the pleasure of seeing deer, highland cattle and snow. A brilliant experience and I would highly recommend this tour.”

- Kirsty J. travelled January 2015


After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains. Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne.


We now start our homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass. A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Inveraray & Castle, Rest & Be Thankful, Loch Lomond


WHATS'S INCLUDED

Knowledgeable Driver-Guide

Luxury modern air-conditioned coach

Written translations (on request)


NOT INCLUDED ?

Entrance to attractions

Food and drink


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