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Central Scotland Driving Tour - Stirlingshire (Private)

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What to Expect
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Pass By: Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 Scotland

We collect you from your accommodation and head out of the city on the start of our Central Scotland driving tour

Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

Option - We often stop off at the stunning and important Stirling. On the road to the castle we regale some of the legends and histories that make Scotland and the places it is today. Once at the castle, bask in the stunning 360 degree views that make this vantage point so heavily fought over for generations. You have the option to go into the castle and explore it with a dedicated castle guide (tours leave in the castle at regular times and are provided directly by the castle).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA Scotland

Option - See a very different castle, and a pilgrimage for film and movie fans, a filming location for most recently the Outlaw King, Outlander, Monty Python and even a pilot location for Game of Thrones. It is still steeped in history and a great contrast next to Stirling Castle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Callander Information Centre, 52-54 Main Street, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK17 8BD Scotland

Option - Stop of at the old gateway to the Highlands and explore the streets, this is also a great place to pick up a snack or lunch. Mhor Bread is one of the best bakeries in Scotland in my opinion

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Balquhidder Church Ruins, Two miles past Auchtubh, Balquhidder, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland

Option - See the old church remains of Balquhidder and the resting place of one of Scotlands greatest folk legends, the criminal Rob Roy MacGregor. This is also a superb place for a hike up to the Creag an Tuirc, the ancient rally point of the Clan MacLaren with views overlooking Loch Voil.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Aberfoyle VisitScotland iCentre, Main Street Trossachs Discovery Centre, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park FK8 3UQ Scotland

Option - Built by the Duke of Montrose in the 19th century, the Duke's Pass is one of the most stunning drives in Scotland offering breathtaking views, often referred to as the Highlands in miniature.

Stop At: Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre, Deanston Distillery Near Doune, Stirling FK16 6AG Scotland

Option - Finish up the day with a tour around Deanston Distillery with a couple of tasters at the end.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Culross Palace, West Green, Culross KY12 8JH Scotland

Option - Culross is a hidden gem and one of the best preserved 16th century villages in Scotland, a filming location for Outlander, with an industrial heritage that made it one of the most prosperous burghs in Scotland. we get out of the Land Rover and explore these stunning cobbled streets by foot, arguably the best way to do it. (entry to the palace is additional)

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG Scotland

We aim to return for between 5-6pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
We collect from all Edinburgh locations and surrounding areas including cruise ports.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All guiding fees
  • All vehicle costs including parking (Parking at Midhope castle is not included)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Child Seats (must be pre-arranged)
  • Land Rover Discovery for up to 6 adults
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch - Bottled water is available in the car free of charge (all other food and drink is not included within the tour)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to the sites are not included (Castles, Distilleries etc)
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Some locations are not suitable for passengers with mobility limitations, but since all tours are customisable these can be replaced
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We can only recommend Chris! Not only did we feel very comfortable, but we were also able to completely customize the trip. We enjoyed every minute of it. Chris shared lots of fascinating Scottish history, anecdotes, answered any questions we had and was generally very
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Response from Venture40795488949, Owner at Central Scotland Driving Tour - Stirlingshire (Private)
Responded Jul. 19, 2019
Thank you, I had a great day as well, and I loved showing you both around my country and was privileged to take Sheila to her family lands. Chris
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