Stirling Castle Day Tour
The first stop on our private tour of Scotland is the magnificent Stirling Castle.
The most important castle in Scotland and as a result, a must-see on your Scotland Tours.
Nearly every Scottish King or Queen has either lived here, died here or been crowned at Stirling Castle.
The fortress perched on the volcanic rock looks out towards the National Wallace Monument
The Scottish Highlands and lowlands are clearly visible and act as a reminder of Stirling Castle importance.
Walk around the ramparts, past the canons and defence for outstanding views of the Highland line.
Edinburgh to Stirling Castle is about 35 miles and Glasgow to Stirling Castle, about 25 miles.
Stirling Castle was voted the Number One visitor attraction in the UK. You will feel the history and marvel at the architecture.
Walk in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and the powerful Stuarts
“The Gateway to the Highlands”
We depart Stirling Castle for the Southern Highlands around noon.
Stirling has been called the “Gateway to the Highlands” for a long time because it stradles the boundary line between Highland & Lowland Scotland.
Scottish heroes such as William Wallace of Braveheart fame battled at Stirling Bridge and make this Stirling Castle Day Tour one of our most popular.
Robert Bruce, King of Scots saw victory here in 1314 at Bannockburn.
A victory over the English Kind Edward, that would help shape Scotland for hundreds of years to come.
Rob Roy MacGregor, the famous “Highland rogue” evaded capture in this part of Scotlands highlands in the 18th century and is immortalised by Sir Walter Scott.
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
Our Stirling Castle day tour continues into a wonderful part Scotland called the “Trossachs”
‘Rugged or rough ground’ is the Gaelic meaning.
A part of Scotland often described as the Highlands in miniature.
Lochs, glens and glorious mountains.
This part of Scotland has many secrets and has hidden Kings, Queens, rebels and rogues for hundreds of years.
Tours of Scotland
In the afternoon, we bob and weave across the land on our guided tour of Scotland.
Lovely lochside restaurants, traditional pubs or cafes are available for lunch.
Sampling fresh Scottish produce is all part of the journey.
Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond
Guided tours of Scotland often visit Loch Lomond described as the jewel of the National Park because of the areas mountains and highland scenery.
The loch is over 23 miles long and a popular place for day-trippers and water-sports enthusiasts.
We travel to the quiet side of the loch for beautiful short walks and stunning views of the ‘Highland Line’
A walk by the “Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond’ is a wonderful way to see this part of Scotland.
Lochside pubs, coffee and Scottish ice cream are never that far away though!!
Our Scottish Guided Tour of Stirling is not complete without a visit to The Kelpies.
The largest statues of horses in the world are truly awe-inspiring and a great landmark to Scotland industrial heritage.
A fantastic way to end the day.
- First stop is Stirling Castle, in the beautiful town of Stirling around 10 am
- Depart Stirling Castle at noon
- We continue into the Southern Highlands, driving through some beautiful villages and historical sites.
- A short photo stop at the 14th century Doune Castle (Outlander filming location, Monty Python & the Holy Grail and also Winterfell in Game of Thrones)
- Lunch around 1 pm in the Trossachs, often described as the Highlands in miniature. In the heart of the National Park & home to many Clans & Jacobite history!
- We follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots & Queen Victoria as we travel along beautiful loch sides, passed mountains, glens and we may even come face to face with our legendary Highland Cattle (Hairy Coos)
- Our journey continues to the world-famous Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond for lunch, a short walk and spectacular scenery.
- The day is not complete without a visit to the famous Kelpie sculptures near Falkirk. The largest statues of horses in the world.
Please remember all tours can be tailored to suit your times or requirements
Pick Up & Duration
How long is the tour?
9.am Meeting Location: I shall pick you up on the morning of your tour at your hotel, vacation accommodation or a predetermined point.
18.00 End Location: I shall drop you off after your tour, at your hotel, vacation accommodation or a place or location you wish.
Duration: 9 hours
Transportation is in a brand new vehicle with A/C and lots of space for both you and your fellow travellers. Water is provided also.
Whats included in the price ?
- Private guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Water is provided also
Estimated Cash Needed
Do I need cash ?
20 GBP – Sometimes handy to have a little cash for small coffee shops or stores, although most will take card.
What`s extra ?
Stirling Castle Entrance Fee 16.00 GBP (2019)
The National Wallace Monument 10.00 GBP (2019)
Deanston Whisky Distillery 12.00 GBP (2019)
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Other: If you wish enter Historic buildings like castles etc or participate in any short boat trips, these are not included in the tour. Thank you.