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Scottish Highlands Walking tours

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Stirling: Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting

1. Stirling: Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting

Join a guided tour of Stirling Distillery, home to Stirling Gin, and discover the history of the trendy spirit and the scientific process behind distilling gin. Learn how to make a perfectly crafted Gin & Tonic for you to then taste the iconic drink.  On arrival, you will be served a bespoke welcome cocktail. Start the guided tour with learning from your passionate guide about the history of gin, from its medical uses to today's Scottish gin craze. Walk through the still room to see the copper Portuguese stills as your guide explains the science behind gin distilling. Your guide will then continue the tour by showing you how the bottling, waxing and labelling system works. Once the tour has come to an end you will be shown to the unique tasting tables where you will learn how to create the perfect Gin and Tonic. If option selected, you will also be given two stunning gin liqueurs (Raspberry gin liqueur and Bramble & Mint gin liqueur) and a Battle Strength Gin accompanied by a selection of hand-crafted chocolates especially made to suit the gin. You will then have the opportunity to sit, chat and enjoy your selection of drinks.

Inverness: Guided Walking Tour

2. Inverness: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a family-friendly leisurely stroll as you explore the history and modern culture of Inverness. Learn about how the city has grown from its humble beginnings into officially the happiest city in Scotland. Beginning at the tourist information centre, your guide will take you through the tales of the town as you discover the city. See key sights including Inverness Castle and Cathedral, the River Ness, Old High Church, Balnain House, and many more hidden gems.

Oban: Guided Town Highlights Walking Tour

3. Oban: Guided Town Highlights Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the town of Oban on this guided walking tour. Feel like a local as you hear about the town' s facinating stories and traditions. Discover the town's top sights and follow your guide to some hidden gems.  Meet your guide and start your walking tour. Make your way to sights like the 18th century Oban Distillery which is known for producing a signature malt whisky. Learn about the SS Breda Shipwreck as you look out to where it rests in the seabed of Ardmucknish Bay.  Stop to snap a picture of the War and Peace Museum. Admire the Ancient Roman architecture of McCaigs Tower which is perched atop Battery Hill. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Stirling: Guided Walking Tour

4. Stirling: Guided Walking Tour

In this 1.5 hour tour, explore the old town of the city with a friendly, fun local guide. Hear tales of the kings and queens who played an important role in Stirling's history as well as how life in the city has developed today. Starting at the VisitScotland iCentre by the Old Town Jail and finishing at Stirling Castle, you'll get a full overview of Stirling's history and modern culture on a family-friendly, leisurely stroll. Explore the star pyramid, dedicated to all who have martyred themselves for civil and religious liberty in Scotland. Pass by the macabre Grave Robber Stones, and learn the long-spanning history of the 14th-century Church of the Holy Rude. On the way, you'll take some time to take in the real flavor of Scotland with a local drink tasting. All the while, pick up local tips and insights for the rest of your time in Stirling.

Stirling: Historical Walking Tour in Spanish

5. Stirling: Historical Walking Tour in Spanish

Experience Stirling's medieval wall on this day tour. Scotland has had 11 fortified cities in its history, one of which was Stirling. You’ll walk along majestic streets, such as King Street, where you’ll talk about famous poets as well as the city's most relevant buildings. You'll also go up to the highest part of the city, where the old medieval market was located as well as the place where public executions were held. In the 19th century, Stirling owned the worst jail in all of Great Britain. It was a wet and nasty place that was crammed with prisoners consisting of men, women, and children. They ranged in age from minor offenders to adults, and included murderers as well as people awaiting their trial and debtors. On the other hand, the church of Holy Rude in Stirling hosted King James VI's coronation, who was the son of Mary Stuart. This church alongside Westminster Abbey is the only church still in use to have seen such events in Great Britain. Your local guide will take you through the streets of this wonderful town, where you will encounter King Street, the medieval wall, Mercat Cross, the Old Jail, the Tollbooth, the John Cowane Hospital, the Old Cemetery, Pyramid Star, and the Holy Rude Church, among others.

Callanish: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

6. Callanish: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

Get a love-struck insider's view of Callanish's most romantic spots on a 2-hour guided walking tour of the village and the iconic Calanais Standing Stones. Meet your local guide directly at the Calanais Standing Stones and start your tour by watching the vibrant colors of the sun setting behind the upright stones. Listen to romantic tales and myths about the 5,000-year-old stones, and which love stories are linked to its history. Make sure to stop and snap memorable pictures along your way. Then, make your way to Callanish, a charming village typical of the Outer Hebrides. Your guide will share the most ideal date night locations in the township so you and your loved one can enjoy a romantic tête-à-tête.

Callanish: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

7. Callanish: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis on a 2-hour group walking tour of the Calanais Standing Stones and the village. Meet your local guide directly at the Calanais Standing Stones and dive straight into the historical importance of this extraordinary cross-shaped setting of stones erected 5,000 years ago. Learn about the mysterious long-standing stones from your expert guide, hearing stories and legends of its inception. Many believe it was most likely an astronomical observatory and a place of ritual activity for over 2,000 years, but its true beginnings are still unknown. Continue your journey with a visit to the nearby village of Callanish, a typical and charming Outer Hebrides township.

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4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

The gin experience was great fun, well organised and very informative. Lovely friendly staff. Good value for money. Nice little retail area where there are a selection of the guns tasted on sale. A really fantastic selection of guns in the tasting.

Welcoming and well informed staff on hand to explain all about Stirling Gin. The tour and tasting was at a leisurely pace - a very good experience

We had so much fun with guide tour Beth, she is so friendly and knowledgeable and answered all of our annoying questions

it exceeded our expectations..... very nice staff and a great tasting. Just for recommendation.

This gin tasting tour was amazing would definitely recommend