On your way to Loch Lomond, The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting Kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits).
As we travel on to Loch Lomond we pass the mighty Stirling Castle – the reason why so many battles took place around here was in order to hold the strategic importance of Stirling, which overlooked the lowest bridging point across the River Forth. From the battlements, follow the gaze of King Robert Bruce himself as his statue looks towards Bannockburn, the site of his most famous victory. Savour the imposing Wallace Monument as it stands out against the scenic Ochil Hills.
The First stop of the tour is the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre in Balloch, with a range of Scottish Birds of prey to see including a Golden Eagle. If this activity is not of interest there is also the Loch Lomond Sealife Centre which is also a great visit.
You leave Balloch and make your way up the east coast of Loch Lomond, travelling past the famous Loch Lomond Golf Club. As your continue north the mountain Ben Lomond starts to come into view, towering over the west coast of Loch Lomond and making for a stunning photo of the Loch.
The Falls of Falloch, located just a few miles before Crianlarich. Set in a peaceful glen it makes for a great photo and break. Your journey continues through the village of Crianlarich located on the West Highland Way, with Ben More over looking it.
The village of Crianlarich is located in Glen Strathfillan to the north of the Trossachs, some eight miles north of the head of Loch Lomond. This small historic village is an important staging post on various transport routes linking central and northwestern Scotland. The West Highland railway divides here with one branch heading due west towards Oban, the other continuing north over Rannoch Moor to Fort William. The West Highland Way long-distance footpath also passes through here.
The next stop is at the Falls of Dochart at Killin, located at the western end of Loch Tay. The Falls cascade over the rocks around the island of Inchbuie, which is the ancient burial place of the MacNab clan and a great place for a photo.
Visit this beautiful Loch surrounded by towering mountains, a true Highland Loch which is ideal for that Scottish Highland Photo and walk along its banks.
The Highland Town of Callander the eastern gateway to the highlands. Spend time walking around the town visiting the small shops and sampling local produce and pick up a souvenir for your trip.
On the banks of the River Teith and started life back in 1785 as a cotton mill until 1966 where it transformed into today’s distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity with its power coming from the River Teith. Tours are run hourly, if you wanted to experience the Heritage Tour then advance booking is required.
If a distillery is not to your liking then we can offer the following as an alterntive to the itinerary;
One of the finest Medieval Castle in Scotland Doune Castle was built around 1400 by Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Earl of Menteith and Fife, a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord’s Hall with its musicians’ gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen and you can hear the stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was also filmed at the castle.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.