West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

From $62.45 per person

Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish as we take you on a fascinating adventure through the beautiful Highlands. Experience scenic lakes, impressive mountains, and historic castles.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the picturesque and typically Scottish township of Inveraray
  • See stunning lochs like Awe and Fyne
  • Explore the ruins of Inveraray Castle
  • Travel the "Rest and Be Thankful" route
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From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the cult movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’). From there we drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery. After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains. Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. We now start our 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. A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh. *Inveraray Castle open Apr-Oct, alternatives offered Nov-March
  • Tour with an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver and guide
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entrance fees to Doune Castle & Inveraray Castle)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Inveraray Castle is only open from April to October
    • An alternative location will be offered from October to March
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 186 reviews

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    This one day tour gives you a picture on Lochs and hills. two castles were included - the first one Doune castle was not very interesting, would suggest to change this part of the day tour. As far as I see the other tour office runs smaller buses with wifi, if I would go again, would vote for that tour.

    November 5, 2019

    We were lucky with the weather, it was sunny. Our driver James told us a lot about the sights we passed, he was very nice. We could see the highlands, Inverarary Castle is really worth a visit. Doune Castle wasn't that great, we could have left that out. But the rest was great!

    October 6, 2019

    Our Tour guide (Tonks) was EXCELLENT! So many stories and tidbits of info while driving. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of how long it takes to drive - which means less time at each place. That's not Tonks' fault, but it is important to know when you book so that you can book the tour that is the right fit for you.

    July 29, 2019

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