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The castle makes a fascinating visit, but make sure you also spend time exploring the Old Town and the picturesque Back Walk footpath that encircles it. Below the Old Town, retail-oriented modern Stirling doesn't offer the same appeal; stick to the high ground as much as possible and you'll love the place.


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$51.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rabbie's Cafe BarMeet here for boarding 15 mins before the published departure time.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Kelpies, Falkirk, Falkirk District, ScotlandOn the way to Loch Lomond you stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses’ heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Stirling Castle, Stirling, ScotlandChoose to step inside and learn about the most important battles in Scottish history.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, ScotlandOne of Scotland’s largest Lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.Duration: 1 hour

$47.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, Whisky Trail Tour from Glasgow

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stirling Castle, Stirling, ScotlandThe “Key to Scotland”, this impressive castle offers a dominating view of the area around it from its impregnable walls.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, ScotlandOne of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glengoyne Distillery, Glasgow, ScotlandSavour the tastes of this fabulous distillery’s unique barley drying technique, utilising warm air rather than peat smoke.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$59.71 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh with Whisky-Tasting

Leave central Edinburgh and travel north through the countryside to the country’s ancient capital of Stirling, a town steeped in history. Gaze out of your window at the town, with it's historic jewel of a castle perched high on a craggy hill overlooking the town, and then stop for photos at the Wallace Monument while learning about William Wallace and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence. We then take the back roads and drive through Scotland's scenic beauty and further into the Highlands. Glens, forests and rivers aplenty, we'll take you through the heart of this picturesque region before stopping for lunch at one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries. In the early afternoon, stop for a light lunch at one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries – The Famous Grouse. If you are keen to learn more about whisky and its production, enjoy a tour of the distillery to see how the malts are dried and matured (own expense). After exploring the site, meet back up with any members of the group who opted not to do the tour and sample a small dram of whisky to revive your spirits. Continue into the heart of Perthshire and stop for a walk at the Hermitage, a popular beauty spot where groves of trees frame the waterfalls and gushing waters of the River Braan. Amble through the woodland to the Hermitage’s spectacular Black Linn Falls, and after resting and taking photos, start your journey back toward Edinburgh. Enjoy one last stop at the quaint village of Dunkeld, mentioned by Shakespeare in Macbeth, and visit the stunning Dunkeld Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Pass the impressive Forth Bridges just outside Edinburgh, and then finish your tour back in the city centre.

$19.90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket with Royal Palace Access

Head inside Scotland’s magnificent Stirling Castle with your entrance ticket and start exploring the historic fortress and palace at leisure. Towering on a volcanic hill above the ancient city of Stirling, the castle dominates the landscape around it, proving it to be just as imposing in appearance as its place in Scottish history. While believed to date as far back as the 12th century, Stirling Castle has played a part in many key events throughout Scotland’s rich past; it was attacked and besieged countless times during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was the coronation site of numerous Scottish monarchs such as Mary, Queen of Scots.Follow in the footsteps of royalty and the castle’s ornate public rooms such as James IV’s Hall, Scotland’s largest medieval banqueting hall, as well as the Renaissance Royal Palace. The majority of the castle’s buildings herald from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the Renaissance architecture is impressive to behold.Explore the Great Kitchens, discovering life as a servant in days gone by from the displays, and then visit Stirling Heads Gallery to see original 16th Century carvings of Scottish royals that have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. Queen Anne Gardens are also noteworthy, with immaculately tended terraces that lend themselves to stunning views.How long you spend inside Stirling Castle is up to you, but many visitors find 2-3 hours to be sufficient. Your ticket also allows entry to Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, so be sure to check it out to learn about the military regiment. Exhibits include regimental uniform, bagpipes and drums.If you want to take a break from sightseeing, rest up in the castle’s Unicorn Cafe with a hot drink or traditional Scottish meal. All food and drinks are at your own expense.

$19.90 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

West Highland Way Walk with Loch Lomond Cruise from Tabet

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: West Highland Way, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWalk 7 mile section of West Highland WayDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Cruise Loch Lomond, Tarbet, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandBoard vessel for cruiseDuration: 1 hourStop At: Arklet Falls, Inversnaid, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandWalk West Highland WayDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ben Lomond, Rowardennan, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandWalk West Highland WayDuration: 1 hour

$17.25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Loch Lomond Circular Cruise: Capercaillie from Luss

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandBoard our vessel at Luss PierStop At: Inchcailloch, Balmaha, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, ScotlandExplore the island Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes