1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Loch Lomond

Western Highlands: Castles and Lochs Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 51064
Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Western Highlands of Scotland and visit some of its most famous castles on a guided tour from Edinburgh. See picturesque lochs, loch-side villages, and stop at historic castles that have been seen on TV and in movies.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

The supplier offers a free hotel/guest house pick‐up service on the morning of your tour. The supplier will try to pick you up at the door of your hotel or guest house. If this is not possible, you will be picked up at the nearest main road or landmark within walking distance. If you are staying outside the city or coming from a private address we can arrange your nearest pick‐up point. Please contact us at least 24 hours before the tour to confirm your pick‐up.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Doune Castle, the filming location for Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Monty Python & the Holy Grail
  • Admire views of Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle
  • Explore the beautiful loch-side town of Inverary
  • Visit Luss on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond
Full description
Your full-day tour makes its first stop in the village of Doune, home to Doune Castle, a well-preserved 14th-century structure situated in the lovely Stirlingshire countryside.

Enjoy a 10 per cent discount on the price of admission, and take an audio tour of the castle, narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones. Hear the exciting history of the medieval castle and its residents.

Doune Castle is the atmospheric stand-in for the fictional Castle Leoch in the TV show Outlander and has also been used as a filming location for Game of Thrones.

Next you’ll head into the Highlands, passing by lochs and mountains before you arrive at Kilchurn Castle, situated on the banks of Loch Awe. This is one of the most photographed castles in Scotland.

Later you’ll visit Inverary, where your driver/guide will take you on a tour of the picturesque town. You’ll have time to enjoy lunch and perhaps visit the jail, or the castle, which is seen in the Downton Abbey series.

As you leave Inverary you’ll enjoy views of Loch Fyne, famous for seafood, and then head over the mountains with a brief stop at the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass.

The final stop of the tour will be in the village of Luss located on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Your drive back to Edinburgh will take you through Stirling, where you’ll see Stirling Castle.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Audio guides
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Camera
  • Cash
Know before you go
Please be ready at the entrance of your accommodation as the driver is unable to leave the coach to come inside the hotel/guest house.

You are urged to arrive promptly as latecomers cannot be accommodated.

You should familiarize yourself with the agreed meeting point in case there is a rare occasion you cannot be collected from your accommodation.

No refund will be given for late passengers or passengers who miss the coach.

Please note that several vehicles are deployed to complete the morning pick-up service and transport passengers to the main coach to begin the tour. Therefore, the vehicle you board initially may not be the one that takes you on the tour.

This tour has an 8 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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GreylineGraham is the most awesome guide, on the most awesome tur!

The places we visited on the tour where fantastic and where made even more so thanks to GreylineGraham. Thanks to him, the tour was informativ, funny and it had some lovely quiet time as well. He was considerat and gave us the information we needed for a great time at the wonderful locations. I would glady go again!

September 2, 2017

Wir haben die Tour im Oktober 2019 an gemacht und waren zwei Pärchen. Es war ein toller Ausflug in die schottischen Highlands und wir konnten einen nachdrücklichen Eindruck des Naturreservats erhalten! Unser Guide Jamie (James) hatte viele lustige Sprüche und interessante Fakten sowie Tipps und Empfehlungen auf Lager. Die Kommunikation mit der örtlichen Agentur (GrayLine) war unkompliziert und zuvorkommen! Uns wurde ohne Aufpreis ein Taxi nach Musselburgh bestellt; was uns zum Abholungsort in der Innenstadt gebracht hat. Nach weiteren (ca. 5) kurzen Stopps, zur Abholung weiterer Ausflugsteilnehmer begann die Tour. Wir waren insgesamt ca. 10 Leute in einem Bus für 45 Personen o.Ä. - die Atmosphäre war sehr gut. Doun Castle nicht wirklich gelohnt, da es nicht viel zu sehen gibt gebaut wird. Zudem war es gut besucht und recht eng in den schmalen Gängen. Ein zweites Mal würden wir uns dieses Castle nicht ansehen, im Gegensatz zum Inverary Castle - sehr lohnenswert!

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October 27, 2019

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Super Tour!

"Grey-Line-Graham", unser Guide, war super. Abgesehen vom perfekt organisierten Abholservice hat er uns die Highlights der Tour in spannender Weise mit viel Humor, einer sehr guten Geschichtskenntnis und vielen weiteren interessanten Geschichten näher gebracht. Zahlreiche extra Fotostopps mit ausreichend Zeit zum Erkunden der jeweiligen Ereignisse (wer Burgen liebt, kommt hier voll auf seine Kosten!) haben diese Tour zu einem echten Erlebnis gemacht. Jederzeit wieder und ein grosses Dankeschön an "Grey-Line-Graham" !

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August 20, 2016

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Product ID: 51064