West Highland Lochs and Castles

West Highland day tour. Explore the wild west Highlands and discover some of most dramatic and atmospheric mountains, lochs and castles in Scotland. highlights include Loch Lomond, Doune Castle, Rob Roy & The Trossachs, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray with its breathtaking  castle and superb fresh seafood from the West Coast This private highland tour from edinburgh, glasgow or Stirling is a trip you will never forget.

Duration: Day Tour

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Doune castle and bridge on outlander tour from edinburgh

Doune Castle, Rob Roy & The Trossachs

Our trip takes in the medieval stronghold of Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” and the “Outlander” series. From here we  continue north through Callander and the Trossachs and Loch Lubnaig. We can stop for lunch at a traditional Inn.and then over the Braes of Balquhidder, the final resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.

kilchoarn-castle on highland lochs and castles tour

Kilchurn Castle

Visit Kilchurn Castle, magnificently situated at the head of Loch Awe and surrounded by dramatic mountains. This magnificent ruin is the  former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane.

Inveraray Castle on west highland day tour from edinburgh

Inveraray

Next stop is the whitewashed 18th century town of Inveraray, home of the Duke of Argyll and his magnificent Baronial style castle (open April to October). You can explore the town and maybe call at the Old Jail or the maritime museum, the Arctic Penguin. Fantastic seafood available!

sunset over Rannoch Moor on glencoe highland tour

Arrochar Alps

We journey over  the spectacular “Rest and be Thankful” mountain pass  in the shadow of the high peaks of Arrochar Alps. The spectacular viewpoint at ‘Rest and Be Thankful’. It was given its name in 1753 by the weary soldiers who had just finished building the old military road up through Glen Croe.

loch lomond and ben lomond on highland day tour from edinburgh

Loch Lomond

We follow the road around Loch Long and down to the “Bonnie, Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland’s largest loch and arguably most striking. We can spend time by the Loch or relaxing by the loch fire in a friendly pub. A fantastic west highland day tour you will never forget.

scallops and blackpudding on a highland tour

Sample Local Food

Scotland’s west coast is famous for is superb fresh seafood. Why not try fresh scallops, mussels or langoustines for lunch?