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Greenock Shore Excursion: Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond

1. Greenock Shore Excursion: Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond

Explore the majestic scenery of the Trossachs National Park and discover where the Scottish Highlands meet the Lowlands. Learn more about some of the nation's heroes at historic castles and monuments. Following a pick-up from Greenock Port, travel northeast into the Trossachs, known as “Scotland in Miniature” for the craggy hills and sparkling lochs. Discover where writers such as Sir Walter Scott found their inspiration. Continue into “Braveheart” country to see the magnificent landscapes of Stirlingshire and Stirling Castle, the latter arguably one of the most important castles in Scotland. The Old Town of Stirling is still surrounded by its 16th-century walls, built to protect Mary Queen of Scots from Henry VIII. Enjoy some free time to tour the castle and learn about the exploits of Robert the Bruce. Then enjoy some refreshments at the café, before driving into the heart of the Trossachs and the home of the folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor and his “Children of the Mist.” Go to Kilmahog to get up-close to Highland cattle. Then journey to the village of Aberfoyle just below the Highland fault line. Stop for a bite to eat before traveling through Trossachs National Park to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Marvel at one of the largest lochs in Scotland and see many of its islands. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains before the return journey through Campsie Fells to Greenock Port and your drop off. 2023 May 5th, 10th, 14th, 24th, 26th, 28th June 1st, 7th, 19th, 28th July 1st, 13th, 14th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 26th, 29th August 5th, 18th, 20th, 27th, 29th, 30th September 9th, 11th, 23rd October 5th

From Glasgow: Scotland Sightseeing Tour Shore Excursion

2. From Glasgow: Scotland Sightseeing Tour Shore Excursion

Meet your guide at the meeting point at the port of Greenock (Glasgow) and depart by bus over the Clyde River and onto the southern tip of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy narration enhanced by Scottish music and movie sound bites setting the scene for the sights you are about to see. Your first stop is at An Ceann Mor with a vantage point overlooking Loch Lomond. This recent creation fits into the landscape due to its wooden composition and offers spectacular views of Scotland's most picturesque loch. As you travel onwards, make a brief stop at The Green Welly Stop for refreshments and a little souvenir hunting. Your next stop is at Kilchurn Castle, a ruin that was originally built on an island on Loch Awe in the 15th century. A short walk across a causeway gives you access to this magnificent former home of Sir Colin Campbell that has lain in ruin over the centuries. Spend time viewing the fantastic surroundings as you photograph the ruins before heading to your next destination. Arrive at Inveraray and visit the family seat of the Duke of Argyll where you can wander the halls and visit the castle armoury (Closed to public on Tuesdays). While in Inveraray, take the opportunity to sample Scottish cuisine at one of the town's delicious eateries. With your appetite sated, head to a stunning viewpoint overlooking a magnificent Scottish glen at the Rest and be Thankful mountain pass where you can capture a picture-perfect image of Scotland. The final destination before heading back to your ship is at the small village of Luss. Take time for last-minute souvenir shopping and some light refreshments as you wander around this lovely little village. Visit the church built by Sir James Colquhoun of the Clan Colquhoun where you’ll find some early medieval graves and evidence of Viking presence in the area.

From Glasgow: Bannockburn & Stirling Castle Private Tour

3. From Glasgow: Bannockburn & Stirling Castle Private Tour

Discover the historic town of Stirling and its iconic castle before heading to Bannockburn, the site of one of Scotland’s most significant battles. This private tour departing from Glasgow offers a unique insight into Scotland's history. Your day will begin with a pickup from your Glasgow accommodation in a private vehicle, before heading towards Stirling. Here, you will explore the magnificent Stirling Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and played a significant role in Scottish history, including the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Battle of Bannockburn. Admire the stunning architecture and panoramic views over the town and surrounding countryside. Next, you will head to the nearby Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre to learn more about the famous battle that took place in 1314. Experience the battle for yourself with the immersive 3D battle game, and explore the interactive exhibits that showcase the weapons, tactics and strategies used by the Scottish and English armies. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your accommodation in Glasgow, or at a central location to explore more on your own. With a knowledgeable and friendly guide and the flexibility of a private tour, this is the perfect way to explore some of Scotland's most iconic historic sites.

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4.6 / 5

based on 448 reviews

Adrian was our tour guide . Amazing individual who displays great joy in his job. He had wonderful music appropriate to the various locales we visited. Perhaps best tour guide we have ever had !

Our guide was excellent, he has been with your company 18 years. He is definitely as asset! Has a great sense of humor and so much information on the area. Don’t miss this excursion!!

Joan was very personable and informative and our driver Willie was extremely professional in and through some tight spots.

We was agroup of 14 peaple and we enjoid very much fro the trip and the driver. Adrian.

Loved the Castle and the time we spent there. Our guide Calum made the trip enjoyable.