Stirling Castle, one of the most legendary fortresses in Scotland, is located in the highest part of this beautiful and pleasant city of medieval origin, with its cobbled streets it is definitely worth exploring.
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In addition to learning the authentic story of William Wallace, you will travel through some of the most spectacular places of Scottish geography, visiting Trossachs National Park, the land of bandits, like the famous Rob Roy, immortalized by Sir Walter Scott in his novels.
Among the forests, mountains and authentic Highland Cows, you will discover the wonderful Loch Lomond, known to be the most impressive of the Scottish lochs.
You will visit a family-run Scotch distillery, in which you will learn all the secrets of the whisky making process from start to finish and get the chance to try drams of Scotland's most famous drink.
You will also travel through a section of Scotland's most famous long-distance route, through which thousands of travelers enter the heart of the Highlands each year, the West Highland Way.
To round off the tour, you will discover the Kelpies, sculptures that have already become a symbol of Scotland. If you think that is all, you will also stop for lunch in a typical Scottish village: Aberfoyle.
You will leave Edinburgh at 9 am and will make the first stop in Falkirk, where you will see the The Kelpies sculptures.
You will arrive in Stirling to explore its streets and visit its imposing castle. In Stirling you will also visit its famous medieval bridge and the Monument to William Wallace.
After crossing the Duke’s Pass, you will enter the Trossachs National Park, from where you can explore Loch Lomond. You will get the chance to eat in the wonderful town of Aberfoyle, located in the heart of the park.
On the way back to Edinburgh, you will visit Glengoyne Whisky Distillery, a small family-run business where you will learn all the secrets of the whisky making process.
You will arrive back to the centre of Edinburgh around 6.45 pm.See detailed route
After passing through Linlithgow Palace, you will make the first stop in Falkirk, where you will find The Kelpies, two horse heads over 30 meters of height, sculpted by Andy Scott, it is a homage to these supernatural beings of Scottish mythology.
In the town of Stirling you will enjoy its cobblestone medieval streets, its historic buildings, its magnificent shops and of course Stirling Castle, one of the most important fortresses in all of Scotland. If you do not want to visit Stirling Castle, you can take the opportunity to visit the historic Old Town.
You will cross the Forth River walking through the legendary Stirling Bridge, where William Wallace defeated the English army in a decisive battle, popularized by Braveheart. From here you can also enjoy a privileged view of the hill from Abbey Craig, where the William Wallace National Monument is located, built in the point from which the Scottish hero directed his troops.
Inside Trossachs National Park you will be able to enjoy some of the most characteristic landscapes in Scotland. On the journey through its forests, where you can see the famous hairy Highland Cows of Scotland, you will reach Loch Lomond, which many consider the most impressive of the lakes in Scotland (which is already saying a lot). Here you can take a walk along the shore and explore its incomparable surroundings.
Very close to Loch Lomond, another of the most beautiful and emblematic villages of the Trossachs is Aberfoyle, where you will make a stop to eat in an incredible setting.
If you want to know more about whisky, the Scottish drink par excellence, don't miss a visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery, a small family-run business and the only whisky distillery located in between this area and the Highlands.
If visiting the Glengoyne whisky distillery is not really for you, take the opportunity to climb Dumgoyne Hill, a beautiful hill in the surroundings, where the West Highland Way passes. A long-distance route that thousands of people from around Glasgow travel through to reach Fort William in the heart of the Highlands.
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