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From Edinburgh: West Highland Lochs & Castles Full-Day Trip268 Reviews
Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish on a fascinating adventure through the Highlands. Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, and explore the Lochside town of Inveraray.
- Visit the picturesque and loch-side town of Inveraray and visit its castle
- Pass by other castles like the imposing Stirling Castle and Kilchurn Castle
- Explore the ruins of Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll
- Travel across the dramatic 'Rest and Be Thankful' pass
DescriptionExplore the Scottish Highlands on this bus day trip from Edinburgh. Take in classic sights like Stirling, Doune, and Inveraray castle. Admire natural landscapes like Loch Lubnaig, Glen Ogle, and the Arrochar Alps. Hop aboard the spacious and airconditioned bus in Edinburgh and travel west, passing in the imposing show of Stirling Castle which rests high on its volcanic rock. Visit to Doune Castle which was featured in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. Drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig, and up through impressive Glen Ogle. Stopping nearby at a place where you can purchase lunch with views of the surrounding natural scenery. After lunch, drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle. Marvel at this relic which juts into Loch Awe and is stunningly framed by mountain peaks. Venture to Inveraray, a quaint town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Have free time to explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll. Begin your homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the 'Rest and Be Thankful Pass. Reach Loch Lomond, and visit the charming village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.
IncludesTravel on a modern, comfortable coach. Live commentary from your expert driver-guide.
- Inveraray Castle is only open from April to October and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
- Due to health and safety concerns, Doune Castle is currently closed