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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

#3 of 202 Tours in Edinburgh Features Animals
Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
+44 131 212 5026
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Great but cold

The tour was great, but the bus had no heat. It was a cold day out and Jonathon could not/would not... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2012
Michael B
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Great day out!

We really enjoyed the look at the Highlands that The Hairy Coo provided. It was such a close up and... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2012
Kamellbos
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Boston
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Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real Scotland, that’s why we pioneered the only Free tour of this beautiful wilderness; through the eyes of a passionate and knowledgeable, local tour guide. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests; maintaining a professional but relaxed approach, and ensuring every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 212 5026

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

The tour was great, but the bus had no heat. It was a cold day out and Jonathon could not/would not turn on the heat. There was cold air blowing out of the vents. Jonathon was very knowledgable and sometimes humorous, but would go off...More

1  Thank Michael B
thehairycoo, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2012

Hi Michael B, Thanks for taking the time out to review our tour. I'm glad you had a great day out with Jonathan, and you enjoyed the scenery, history etc. I apologise for the lack of heating on the bus on Monday. The heating on...More

Reviewed 27 October 2012

We really enjoyed the look at the Highlands that The Hairy Coo provided. It was such a close up and personal view that we felt very close to the landscape, history and culture. Donald was great company and very knowledgeable and passionate about the land...More

Thank Kamellbos
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hiya Kamellbos, thank you for posting such a charming review of your Hairy Coo tour. your support and recommendation are sincerely appreciated by us. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

If you are paying a visit to Edinburgh in Autumn, The Hairy Coo Tour is A MUST TOUR to join! U can't miss the princes garden, Calton hill or Arthur seats but U CAN'T miss the Hairy Coo Tour! I joined their tour for third...More

1  Thank purple_light85
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hello purple_light85, Thank you for your review and glowing recommendation, we appreciate it. It is nice to know that you enjoyed touring with us more than once. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 25 October 2012

This tour was by far one of the best tours I've ever been on and I've done my fair share of traveling. My guide was Donald and being a Highlander native, you could tell his passion and love for his own country. He'll be the...More

1  Thank CarmenSandiego2012
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hiya CarmenSandiego2012, We really do appreciate you taking the time to post such a charming review of your Hairy Coo tour. The continued support of our guests means everything to us. Thank you for choosing to tour with us. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 24 October 2012

My husband and I took the tour to St. Andrews. Russell was our guide and he was very interesting. The tour took us to a fishing village,whiskey distillery tour and St. Andrews. We had several hours in St. Andrews and I found the town to...More

Thank RoxyL
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hello RoxyL, Russell will be really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour to St Andrews so much. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 22 October 2012

We took two tours through these guys. One to St. Andrews and the other to the Highlands. Both were fantastic! You meet them in the morning in a central location (Deacon's cafe - where you should go earlier to have breakfast because their scones are...More

Thank Travel0wl
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hello Travel0wl, Thank you for posting such a neat and descriptive review of your experiences on tour with The Hairy Coo. We sincerely appreciate the support of our guests, which gives us great encouragement. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 22 October 2012

booked the highland tour after research on trip advisor, so glad we did, our guide Johnathon was very funny & informative from the start, telling us about all the places we where passing & visiting, there's lots of stops along the way, so your not...More

Thank angieblackburn
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hello angieblackburn, It is really good to hear that the reality of our tour lived up to your expectations. Jonathan will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and photos, we really...More

Reviewed 22 October 2012

I took one year to write this review, 'cause I always wanted to do it with the time and mind to thanks those guys. It was a fantastic day. We went with Donald, sometime near the end of october, 2011. Beside the extense knowledge he...More

Thank Paulo S
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hiya Paulo S, It really is good to hear from you again, after all this time. We appreciate your commitment and we thank you for posting such a charming review of your tour. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

Reviewed 22 October 2012

Due to fantastic reviews here on Tripadvisor I booked the free trip with The Hairy Coo and Donald. What a great experience! My wife and I loved every minute of the trip - but we could have done without so much of the famous scottish...More

1  Thank ClausO70
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Hiya ClausO70, It is really good to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much, despite the "liquid sunshine". Thank you for touring with us and for taking the time to post your review and photos. Best wishes, Donald, The...More

Reviewed 21 October 2012

I loooooved this tour! So interesting and funny! And not to forget how beautiful are the highlands! It's a must do activity if you're going to Scotland! It's only a one-day activity but you have time to see a lot of things and hear a...More

Thank Rania B
TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2012

Hello Rania B, Thank you for posting your charming review and photos. We really appreciate it. Best wishes, Donald, The Hairy Coo

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anurag j
are kids of 3.5 years allowed on your 3 days tour from Edinburgh ?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Afraid not, the youngest child we can carry on any of our tours is 7 years' old.
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Tsing Sum W
What is the capacity of the three day Isle of Skye tour?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi, we try to limit this tour to a maximum of 16 passengers, but sometimes for operational reasons we need to use a slightly larger vehicle, and in such instances the tour might carry as many as 20-22 passengers, but... More
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jerrica83
Hello, How can I book ? The website is down.
3 April 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi, yep, our website was down for a few hours yesterday evening due to server issues, problem has now been resolved.
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