Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
We start our tour with a drive through the picturesque Campsie
Fells, passing pretty Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery, before making the first
stop of the day at Balmaha, by the "bonnie, bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond.
To the north striking mountains guard the "Queen of all Britain’s
lakes” while, to the south, islands span the loch like giant stepping stones!
You can get the best views of the "bonnie, bonnie banks” by taking an optional
one-hour cruise on the loch*.
Alternatively you can enjoy a stroll around the picturesque village of Luss and savour the loch-side
The Trossachs is a wonderful area of lochs and mountains that is rightly known as the "Highlands in Miniature”. From the pretty village of Aberfoyle the coach climbs the dramatic Dukes Pass to reach scenic Loch Achray. After a brief photo-stop we continue our drive through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parkand long the banks of Loch Venachar to the popular Victorian holiday town of Callander.
A real highlight is our visit to the medieval city of Stirling. Here there is an opportunity to visit Stirling Castle*. The castle overlooks the ancient city of Stirling and is one of the historic buildings that have come to symbolise the spirit of Scotland. Our extended stop in Stirling will allow a leisurely visit to the Castle or a chance to explore the city itself.
After our time in Stirling we join the motorway for the short journey back to Glasgow.
* Admission fee extra