Embarking from Glasgow, our northbound journey takes us to our initial destination, The Deanston Whisky Distillery. Nestled alongside the mighty River Teith, this distillery sources all its water from this powerful river, contributing to the creation of its remarkable flavors and aromas. Notably, the River Teith also generates electricity through a series of turbines, making the distillery an environmentally friendly operation. During the distillery tour, you’ll gain insights into the intricate process of transforming water, malted barley, and yeast into Scotland’s renowned elixir – malt whisky. Immerse yourself in the experience as you have the opportunity to sample some of the whisky yourself. You’ll feel a warm and inviting sensation, a heartfelt welcome from the whisky itself, embracing you into the spirit of Scotland.
Prepare to be amazed on our Castles, Kirk and Lochs tour
Heading north from Glasgow on our Castles kirk and lochs tour our first stop is Doune Castle, a 14th-century fortress. It was commissioned by Robert Stewart, the Duke of Albany, who served as regent to three Scottish kings. This castle gained fame for its appearances as Leoch Castle in the TV series Outlander and as Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Notably, it also served as the backdrop for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a fantastic comedy film. It also served as the Douglas castle in the film Outlaw king.
We will now stop at Loch Lubnaig for some refreshments. The name Loch Lubnaig translates to crooked Loch. If you look at a birds eye view you will see why such a name was picked. The Loch has a cabin which you can purchase drinks and snacks as well as toilets.
Rob Roy McGregor
This is the final resting place of the famous Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy McGregor, people say he is a real life Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. He joined the Jacobite army in at the age of 18 along side his father. After the Jacobites were defeated he became a respected cattleman.
Get a chance to see the one of the most photographed castles in all of Scotland. It was built in the mid 1400s and once belonged to the fearsome Campbell’s of Glenorchy and was their base for 150 years.
We will stop in Inveraray a small town in Argyll which is home to the Chief of the clan Campbell. He and his family reside at the 18th century castle. There is a 19th Century jail and court house just up from the castle and of course there are a couple of whisky shops.
We will lastly visit this small village on the banks of Loch Lomond giving you amazing views of the largest Loch in Scotland!
We know you are going to enjoy the Castles Kirk and Lochs tour and can’t wait to see you there for a Craicin day!
Embark on an adventure of a lifetime on our Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands tour.
Departing from the vibrant city of Glasgow. This day-long Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands adventure will take you on a historical odyssey, immersing you in the wonders of the Highlands, the majestic mountains of Glen Coe, deep lochs and the most famous one in Scotland, Loch Ness. Will we see the Loch Ness monster today? Let’s find out, lets go.
Setting off from Glasgow, we journey northward, heading towards the enchanting “Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Scotland’s largest Loch, spanning an impressive 71km² (27mi²). Along the way, we offer a chance to pause and enjoy a light refreshment. So, if you are still feeling a bit groggy and need to shake off that morning drowsiness, you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat.
We venture deeper into the magnificent Scottish Highlands, traversing the awe-inspiring Rannoch Moor adorned with its breathtaking lochs. Our path leads us to Glencoe in the Scottish highlands. Here you will witness the grandeur of majestic mountains and haunting glens while delving into its somber history. Among the area’s renowned peaks stands the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor, soaring proudly at 3351ft (1021m). Just wait until you behold its magnificence firsthand—the scenery is truly otherworldly!
Urquhart Castle or Fort Augustus
A thrilling decision lies before you! We can opt for a pit stop at Fort Augustus, where you’ll relish a delightful lunch while marveling at the boats navigating the canal. Feeling adventurous? You can even embark on a Loch-faring escapade aboard a boat, enjoying lunch with stunning Loch views.
Alternatively, we can journey to the renowned Urquhart Castle, an iconic medieval fortress and Scotland’s 3rd most frequented castle. Here’s the extra perk: you can physically connect with Loch Ness within the castle’s confines, providing an intimate encounter with the legendary Loch. Should the Loch Ness monster grace us with its presence, this vantage point offers the ultimate front-row seat for the spectacle!
Prepare for an exhilarating journey as we embark on an adventure heading south towards the vibrant city of Glasgow! But here’s the best part: our route is sprinkled with numerous captivating photo opportunities that will leave you in awe.
One of our stops is the charming and picturesque town of Pitlochry, a place that seems to have been frozen in time since the Victorian era. While you’re there, you’ll have the chance to indulge in delicious snacks and refreshing drinks, all while immersing yourself in the town’s quaint and historical atmosphere.
As we continue our expedition, we’ll traverse the stunning Perthshire countryside, where rolling hills and lush landscapes unfold before your eyes, painting a vivid and breathtaking picture. We then head to the vibrant city of Glasgow, where adventure and excitement await around every corner. Get ready for an unforgettable journey that will ignite your senses and leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime!