Stirling Castle, the Kelpies and Loch Lomond tour 2022
Stirling Castle , the Kelpies and Loch Lomond tour
Visit Stirling Castle , an ancient Scottish castle, the amazing Kelpies and Loch Lomond in this tour –
Normal pickup point is your hotel or Airbnb in Edinburgh city centre. Eight hour private tour around Stirling and Loch Lomond for up to four passengers. Tours start at 10 am weekdays .
- 8 hour private tour group day trip to Stirling
- visit Stirling Castle , overlooking the most important battle in the Wars of Independence – Bannockburn , and home of the Stewart kings of Scotland
- Take in unique views of the historic Stirling Castle
- the Kelpies are the largest equine sculpture in the world
- Loch Lomond
- Small private group tour with a maximum of four people
We offer a comprehensive service , which includes collection from your hotel , transport to each location , and personal tour guide for the day.
1 The Kelpies
The Kelpies are 100 feet high and each one was made from 300 tonnes of steel . The Kelpies are a tribute to the Clydesdale horses used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland in the 19th century .
Andy Scott based his design on two Clydesdales – Duke and Baron . In five years the Kelpies have had over two million visitors. Kelpies gifts and souvenirs can be bought online . Over 50 gifts available including t-shirts, throw pillows and prints . The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world.
2 Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Built by the Stewart kings of Scotland , the castle was completely renovated over a 10 year period which finished in 2011. As the castle is closed for the next 3 months we can only visit the castle from the outside .
From Stirling Castle visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .
Stirling Castle is not only one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles, it was also a real favourite with Scotland’s Stewart kings and queens. James IV created the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland, and James V’s Royal Palace, with its lavishly decorated Renaissance façades, was a masterpiece of the period.
Major conservation work has been carried out at Stirling Castle over many years to preserve the attraction as a major national and international monument. The refurbishment of the Great Hall was completed in 2011 . A particular feature of the Great Hall is stained glass windows featuring clan crests . A number of banquets and concerts are held in the Hall throughout the year .
Bannockburn is the site of Robert the Bruce’s historic victory over the English army in the Wars of Independence
3 Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is world renowned as a beauty spot . On this tour we visit the village of Luss on the west shore of the loch , with a spectacular view of Ben Lomond .
Our tour of Loch Lomond features a visit to the world famous Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel .
We stop for an hour at each location .
Tour cost –
£295 for a group of up 4 people
castle entrance tickets
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