West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh - 1 Day

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh

A fantastic West Highland Lochs and castles tour from Edinburgh, with views of Loch Lomond and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. The best day trips from Edinburgh.

Edinburgh – Doune Castle – Kilchurn Castle – Loch Awe – Inveraray – Loch Lomond – Luss – Edinburgh

If you love old ruined castles, old clan rivalries tales, lochs on the west coast, baronial mansions, and brilliant mountain scenery, then this tour is hard to beat.

Capture the Western Highlands spirit and explore some of its most atmospheric Castles and Lochs.

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh

For a photo opportunity, you are traveling briefly under the impressive Stirling Castle. Then we continue to Doune Castle’s medieval fortification, set of the Holy Grail of Monty Python, and the Outlander series. From here we will go north into the amazing Scottish Highlands and on to Kilchurn Castle, beautifully located at the head of Loch Awe and surrounded by towering mountains.

The next stop is Inveraray, a whitewashed town in the 18th century, home to the Duke of Argyll and his magnificent castle in the Baronial style. We continue through the spectacular Rest and be thankful for passing to Loch Lomond, stopping at the Luss village of conservation. From here we return to Edinburgh and arrive around 6:30pm at Waterloo Place.

West Highland Lochs and Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh


  • See Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe
  • Inveraray
  • Doune Castle
  • Rest and Be Thankful pass
  • The conservation village of Luss
  • Loch Lomond National Park

This 9.5-hour West Highland lochs and castles day tour from Edinburgh allows you to see the grandeur of rural Scotland. With a guide, tour the historic Doune Castle in Stirlingshire before heading deep into the Scottish Highlands.

Enjoy an hour of free time in Glen Ogle while taking in the stunning sights of glistening lakes and soaring peaks. Then continue on to Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle, which is commonly regarded as Scotland’s most beautiful castle. Visit Inveraray Castle and explore the highland community of Inveraray. Return to Edinburgh via the magnificent Arrochar Alps.

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