Loch Lomond, Dumbarton And Stirling Castle, Private Day Tour From Edinburgh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour starts at 8:30 am (pickup at 08:15 am)
    Can pick up from any hotel in Edinburgh
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the wonders of magnificent Scottish architecture, get lost in the rich history of Dumbarton Castle, and wander the great halls of Stirling castle.

Travel back in time on this tour and experience what royalty once did whilst also enjoying the natural beauty which surrounds the castles.

Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh
Personalised attention, private tour (no one apart from you and your family members, friends will attend this tour)
You have more free time for sightseeing compared to similar bus tours
Small group tour with a maximum of 4 passengers
Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour
Tour can be customised
Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh Scotland
Will make 2 stops.
First stop in Queensferry under the bridges (5 min) and another at the Forth Bridges Viewpoint (5 min)
You will see Forth Bridge (UNESCO), Forth Road Bridge, Queensferry Crossing. Last two bridges were opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland
Stirling is one of Scotlands greatest stone castles an icon integral to how we understand the nations story. The castle peaked in importance in the 1500s, but its volcanic crag has been fortified since ancient times.
Generations of Scottish monarchs have enlarged, adapted and embellished Stirling Castle. Explore its three main enclosures, and then admire the refurbished Royal Palace childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. The palaces lavish design drew on European Renaissance fashions to show off James Vs power and good taste.
Historic Scotland has recreated the palace interiors as they may have looked when the Scottish kings grand scheme was complete. Costumed characters mingle with visitors, bringing the royal Stewart Court to life.
Stand in the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland
Admire the original ornate faades and the recently recreated sumptuous interiors of the Royal Palace
Step into the Chapel Royal, elaborately redecorated for the coronation visit of Charles I in 1633
Visit the Stirling Heads Gallery to see the original oak carvings, then marvel at their painstakingly detailed replicas
View the tapestries in the Queens Lodgings, replicas of a medieval set held in New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art
Enjoy majestic views of the Kings Knot and Royal Park, which were once royal properties associated with the castle
Imagine the great battles that took place around the castle as you look towards the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills
(admission not included in the tour price)
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Loch Lomond Shores Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL Scotland
Loch Lomond, is the largest lake in Great Britain by surface area. A large part of Loch Lomond's beauty is due to its islands, those beautiful green tangled islands, that lie like jewels upon its surface. We stop at The pretty conservation village of Luss.
This is the perfect place for a walk along the Loch Lomond shores and enjoy fantastic views of the mountains.
Loch Lomond area was once the home for Rob Roy MacGregor. Scotlands famous folk hero, literally a legend in his own lifetime.

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Stop At: Dumbarton Castle, Castle Road, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1JJ Scotland
Climb the White Tower Crag for stunning views sometimes as far as the peak of Ben Lomond
Take in the artillery fortifications to see fine examples of early 18th-century military architecture
Enter the Governors House, a fine Georgian residence and home to some interesting artefacts found at the castle

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Driver as a guide

Exclusions

  • Admission fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Dumbarton Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate