Braveheart Country & Trossachs Tour
From Edinburgh we head NorthWest towards Stirling, passing by the 3 iconic bridges that cross the Firth of Forth River and the Kelpies near Falkirk.
From St Andrews we cross the River Tay to the City of Dundee then journey west towards Perth and Auchterarder.
All Routes from here onwards are the same
We head to the Wallace Monument which sits on the shoulder of Abbey Craig, a hilltop over looking Stirling, it was built to honour Sir William Wallace, a 13th Century Scottish Hero. You can take a Free minibus to the top or you can walk up the trail which takes 15 minutes at an easy pace, you can then also enter the tower which holds a number of artefacts, there are 246 steps to the top where you will be greeted by an open crown which provides stunning views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth valley.
We continue on to Stirling Castle, which is one of the largest and most important Castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally.
The Castle sits on top of Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, it is surrounded on 3 sides by steep cliffs, which gave it a very strong defensive position.
The castle dates from the 12th Century, and the present buildings range from 1490 to 1600.
After we have finished at Stirling Castle we head towards Doune Castle, a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, it was built in the 13th century but was damaged in the Scottish Wars of Independence and was rebuilt in the 14th century.
The castle has featured in many films and television series including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so remember your coconuts, and also has featured in the hit series Outlander and more recently in The Game of Thrones series by HBO where it was featured in the first series as winterfell.
From Doune we head towards Aberfoyle in the Lomond & Trossachs National Park, the scenery is stunning and we will pass many Lochs and we will also meet the local hairy Coos where if your brave enough you can feed them some plain oatcakes which they love.
We then head onto the lovely village of Callander where you can have a short walk around or Lunch, if its a nice day we can grab a take away and eat on the shores of Loch Lubnaig just 10 minutes away.
After we finish at Loch Lubnaig we can then head to the Glenturret Distillery which used to be called The Famous Grouse Whisky Distillery.
You can take a tour here and see how the whisky is made and try a few or many whiskys in the process, i don't mind if you sleep on the way back.
The Distillery is an extra and is dependant on how much time we have and i can discuss your requirements in advance so we can do as much as possible before we
head back home.
Tours Available any time of the Year