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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Take a stress-free day trip to the West Highlands of Scotland from Edinburgh 
  • Travel between dispersed Highland highlights with ease and efficiency 
  • Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16 people 
West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Beat the crowds and opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip from Edinburgh. A great choice for history buffs, this excursion transports you to four medieval castles, three lochs, and the rugged Breadalbane Mountains. Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16, and leave the tour with a discount card for select Edinburgh shops, restaurants, and attractions.  

What to Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board an air-conditioned coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling Castle, the former residence of Mary Queen of Scots, to take photos of the exterior before visiting Doune Castle, the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

As your coach traverses dense forests and rolling hills, your guide provides commentary that details Scottish legends such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood.

After a break for lunch (own expense), stop at the tranquil Loch Awe and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. See Inveraray Castle on the shores of Lake Fyne, and Loch Lomond, one of the largest lakes in Scotland.

This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent in every way

With only a short amount of time is Scotland my husband and I decided to take a full day tour with Rabbie's to see the highlands, castles and lochs. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and see the tour as one of our highlights from our trip...More

Thank Alyssa H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Day Touring!

West Highlands Lochs and Castles was an excellent tour that I enjoyed with my family (wife and two older kids) in June. Our driver for the day was Dave, and he was very entertaining and knowledgeable about a wide variety of subjects. He would answer...More

Thank taeshatama
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful landscapes and magical storytelling from Dougie

Our relatives all told us to take a Rabbies tour while in Scotland and we were glad we did! We picked the west highland lochs and castles tours as we wanted to be off the bus lots and exploring rather than just riding around all...More

Thank Nefi
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nefi, We do encourage our guides to tailor things to suit their passengers if possible - we're glad that you enjoyed that flexibility and the opportunity to see a little more. We're really glad to hear how much you learnt from Dougie, and how...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scenic and relaxing tour of the countryside

We really enjoyed this tour- it was a great way to see a lot of the Scottish countryside (both Highlands and Lowlands) if you don't have a lot of time to spare. All the stops provided scenic views of the lakes and countryside, and the...More

Thank Scott M
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Scott, It sounds as though you've travelled with us before - thanks so much for coming back! We're delighted that the tour, and Charles, lived up to your high expectations. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exploring the Western Highlands

Out tour of the Western Highlands was beautiful! The picturesque views of the Lochs and castles was icing on the cake for our vacation in Scotland. Our tour guide Stephen provided fantastic insight to the region and his use of music along the drive helped...More

Thank Vidlak13
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2 August 2018|
Response from sturdiva001 | Reviewed this property |
We did stop at Loch Lomond but not sure if you can get off the tour. You would need to call Rabbies.
7 July 2018|
Response from Geeky1 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I missed this. We met near the train station at the coffee shop operated by Rabbies, the tour company.
7 July 2018|
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Response from sturdiva001 | Reviewed this property |
They picked us up at our hotel but it was a private tour.