One Day Tours From Glasgow

Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now

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 Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV series or sample a wee dram with a tour of the Deanston Whisky Distillery.

There is the opportunity to visit Stirling Castle which is without doubt one of Scotland’s most important castles. You will have enough time for a leisurely visit to the castle where you can learn about the key moments of Scotland’s long, violent and bloody history and the battles of Scotland’s past.

Closure affecting our Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park tour 

October 22nd – Doune Castle is closed on this date for filming, unfortunately the tour is not able to visit the castle on this date.

October 23rd – 26th – Doune Castle is closed on these dates for filming, unfortunately the tour is not able to visit the castle on this date. There is also an additional road closure in the National Park. Tours on these dates will be conducted in reverse (visiting Stirling Castle first) with an expected later return time of 18:15 – 18:30.

October 27th – There is a road closure in the National Park which impacts our tour route. Tours on this date will be conducted in reverse (visiting Stirling Castle first) with an expected later return time of 18:15 – 18:30.

October 30th – November 3rd – A road closure across these dates means the tour can not travel through the heart of the National Park on the scenic road. All formal stops on these tours will still take place but an alternative road will be taken between Luss and Callander.

Please contact our office on +44 141 887 6777 or by email on tours@discoverscotlandtours.com if you have questions about an exisiting or future booking. Existing passengers please check your email for details on these changes.

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.

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 its wild romantic landscapes.

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.

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 and Camelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. More recently it was used as Winterfell in 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.

A short drive will bring us to Stirling Castle. Home of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, who was crowned here in 1543. This grand castle is also closely associated with William Wallace (Braveheart), Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The castle looks across to where the battle of Stirling Bridge took place and where William Wallace famously defeated a much larger English Army in 1297.

Please note that Doune Castle is closed for filming from 22nd October – 26th October.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Lunch and Refreshments

Tour Departure Point

266 George Street,
Glasgow G1 1QX
Outside Parish Halls

We also offer hotel pick ups on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for more information.

Returning from your tour

All of our 1 day tours return to George Square. We do not offer hotel drop offs.

Tour Highlights

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

Optional Extras

Stirling Castle
Adults £15.00
Seniors £12.00
Students £15.00
Child £9.00

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

Doune Castle
Adults £6.00
Seniors £4.80
Students £6.00
Child £3.60

All payable on the day

FAQs

Can we reserve our tickets for Stirling and/or Doune Castle in advance?

Advance booking isn’t necessary. You can pre-book on the Historic and Environment Scotland Website if you would like to.

What tour can we do at Deanston Distillery?

Most of our passengers take the “Deanston Tour” which is £9.00. You can also take the “Deanston Classic Tour” which is £12.00, this is the same tour but also includes an additional dram of the Deanston Virgin Oak whisky.

Please leave a comment in your booking if you are interested in taking the Classic Tour.

Are there guided tours available at Stirling Castle and/or Doune Castle?

Stirling Castle currently has guided tours throughout the day which are included in your Stirling Castle ticket price. Timings of these tours are not guaranteed to coincide with our arrival times however. Audio Guides are also available to hire for a small fee when you are inside the castle.

Doune Castle has an audio tour available to visitors.

Check in 08.45: Departs 09.00 – Returns 17.45

To book this tour call us on 0141 887 6777 or online Book Now
Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

Operates
Daily

Check in 08:45
Departs 09.00
Returns 17.45

Cost:
Adults 16-59
£35.00 – £38.00

Seniors 60+, Students, Children 5-15
£33.00 – £36.00

See the Details & FAQs tab for optional extra costs and further information.

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

 

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