Scottish Guided Tours

Stirling Castle Day Tour

Explore Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Book a private Stirling Castle tour from Edinburgh and experience the most important Castle in Scotland – Visit Stirling Castle and walk in the footsteps of Kings & Queens with Scottish Guided Tours –  Private tours of Scotland allow more time to experience Scotland with a private guide and transport. The beautiful scenery of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park await – Explore the ‘Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond on a private tour from Edinburgh for a truly authentic tour of Scotland – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland

Stirling Castle Day Tour

Book a private guided day tour to Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond.

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr. Rennie McOwan,Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Stirling Castle Day Tour

Your Journey

A visit to Stirling Castle is a truly memorable experience. Once the power base of the House of Stuart and as such, the most important castle in Scotland. Mary Queen of Scots was crowned Queen of Scotland at Stirling Castle. If you did not control Stirling, you did not control Scotland. 

Stirling Castle towers over the surrounding Royal Burgh of Stirling and  lies about 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Built on an imposing volcanic plug, Stirling Castle is a must-see on your Scotland travels. Stunning views to the Wallace Monument and the rugged Highlands beyond. 

In the afternoon, your private guided tour of Scotland continues to the beautiful mountains & scenery of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. These wild mountains and glens have hidden outlaws and Queens alike through the centuries. The ‘Bonnie Banks’ of Loch Lomond and the surrounding National park provide the perfect backdrop for your private day tour of Scotland.

Booking our private Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh is a fantastic, fun and convenient way to explore Scotland.

Scottish Guided Tours plan and deliver bespoke private tours of Scotland and a complete door to door service. Our private tours from Edinburgh are designed around your interests and time frame.

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Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Transport

Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

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Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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 private tour from Edinburgh.

Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
A visit to Stirling Castle is very popular for travellers to Scotland.

Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Nearly every Scottish King or Queen has either lived here, died here or been crowned at Stirling Castle.

As a result, tours of Stirling Castle are full of history and legend.

The fortress perched on the volcanic rock looks out towards the National Wallace Monument.

Travelling from Edinburgh to Stirling the Wallace Monument is a striking landmark. Built-in the 1800s to commemorate the 13th-century freedom fighter and ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace, the tower is visible from miles around.

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The Wallace Monument reflected in the River Forth, on our Stirling Castle tour from Edinburgh

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The Scottish Highlands and lowlands are clearly visible and act as a reminder of Stirling Castles importance through the centuries.

Fortified structures have existed here for thousands of years.

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Stirling Castle on our Tour from Edinburgh

Private Stirling Castle Tours

Walk the ramparts of the castle, past the canons and defences 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.

 

Stirling Castle Tours

Walk in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and the powerful Stuarts. Stirling Castle is an interactive experience.  

From the best examples of French renaissance architecture to the Great Hall and royal gardens. Stirling Castle is incredible to visit and experience.

 

‘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 straddles the boundary line between Highland & Lowland Scotland.

Scottish heroes such as William Wallace of Braveheart fame battled at Stirling Bridge and as a result, make this Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh one of our most popular private tours of Scotland.

Robert Bruce, King of Scots, saw victory here in 1314 at Bannockburn.

A victory over the English King, 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.

Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
King Robert the Bruce Statue on our private tour from Edinburgh.
 

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 await.

This part of Scotland has many secrets and has hidden Kings, Queens, rebels and rogues for hundreds of years. 

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Loch Lomond shines through Autumn leaves.

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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!!

The Kelpies

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The Helix, Home of the Kelpies visited with Scottish Guided Tours.

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 Contact us

       

Private Stirling Castle Tour Timings

The 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.

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.

We return approx 18:30

 

Experience an Unforgettable Tour of Scotland

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Ten Star Review!
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It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he created so many wonderful experiences for us - I’ll never forget it - we took his Outlander Tour - as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus - he knows Outlander the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
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Extraordinary!!! Outlander Tour
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The only way to travel to the Highlands and Islands
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Our tour of the Highlands and Islands would not have been the same without Niall. He took such great care of us, planned a truly amazing tour and handled all of the logistical details. While discussing the itinerary, we started with the tour offered, and he helped us customize our five-day trip so we could experience exactly what we hoped. Additionally, we enjoyed our overnight accommodations based on Niall's excellent recommendations...
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  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups, please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours – Please add 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s overnight expenses.
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

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We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us