Stirling Castle

Highland Village of Luss

Dukes Pass

Loch Drunkie

Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

Leaving from Glasgow just sit back, relax and admire the beauty and tranquillity of the Loch Lomond National Park. Stunningly beautiful with picture postcard views at every corner, its forest covered mountains and shimmering highland lochs will take your breath away.

Enjoy an optional visit to either Doune Castle the film location used as the fictional Castle Leoch for the TV adaption of the Outlander series or sample a wee dram with a tour of the Deanston Whisky Distillery.

Stirling Castle is without doubt one of the most important castles in Scotland’s history. Home of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, this grand castle is closely associated with William Wallace (Braveheart), Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie. It also looks out across where the battle of Stirling Bridge took place and where William Wallace famously defeated a much larger English Army in 1297.

Ben Lomond
Chapel

Departing Glasgow we make our way to Luss – a picturesque highland village sitting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. There has been a settlement here for over a thousand years at least. We know the Vikings passed through Luss in 1263 plundering the nearby communities and there are many items of historical interest both inside and outside MacKessogs Church including the “hog back” Viking grave dating from the 11th century.

Loch Waterfront No swimming sign
Dukes Pass

From Luss our journey takes us up and over the dramatic Dukes Pass into the Trossachs known as  “The Highlands in Miniature” so called due to its outstanding natural beauty. The name “Trossachs” comes from the Gaelic meaning “A Bristly Place”. It was home to one of Scotland’s most notorious outlaws – Rob Roy MacGregor – and was the inspiration behind Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem “Lady of the Lake” after he spent time in it’s wild romantic landscapes.

Highland view
Toffee Cows

Remember your camera to capture the magnificent scenery and our Hairy Coo’s who are always happy to have their photo taken.

We will make a stop for lunch in the bustling tourist town of Callander. Crammed with teashops Callander is often described as the gateway to the Highlands. There are also a number of short walks here for visitors to explore.

Castle

After lunch we make the short journey to Doune Castle, a magnificent late 14th century example of the courtyard style. It was Swamp Castle, Castle Anthrax, Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and more recently a location in the pilot for Game of Thrones and the fictional Castle Leoch for the TV adaption of the Outlander novels.

Alternatively, you can enjoy a “wee dram” with a tour at the Deanston Whisky Distillery. See how the award-winning Deanston single malt Scotch whisky is made and join experienced tour guides on a journey through time, taking you back to its past as a cotton mill and through to its place at the top table of single malt Scotch Whisky.

Castle Gates

Our final stop is at Stirling Castle – centre of art, culture and celebrity in the 16th century. However, the incredible Renaissance architecture hides a long and turbulent past. You’ll have time to take a tour and learn about the Castle’s important place in Scotland’s history and it’s close links to famous Scots like William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, who was crowned here in 1543.

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Tour Details

Operates
Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun
29th Oct 2016 – 30th Mar 2017

Daily from 1st Apr 2017

Departs 09.00
Returns 17.45

Adults 16-59
£34.00 – £38.00

Seniors 60+
£32.00 – £36.00

Students (with valid ID)
£32.00 – £36.00

Children 5-15
£32.00 – £36.00

Children
We regret that children under 5 years of age are not permitted on our tours.

Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned mini- coach and services of a professional driver-guide.

Exclusions
Lunch and Refreshments

Optional Extras (payable on the day)
Stirling Castle
Adults £14.50
Seniors £11.60
Students £14.50
Child £8.70

Deanston Whisky Distillery
Adults £9.00
Seniors £8.00
Students £9.00
Child £4.00

Doune Castle
Adults £5.50
Seniors £4.40
Students £5.50
Child £3.30

Tour Departure Point
266 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QX
Outside Parish Halls

Tour Highlights

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Ben Lomond, Highland Village of Luss, Callander, Doune Castle, Deanston Whisky Distillery & Stirling Castle

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