LOCH LOMOND - INVERARAY & KILCHURN CASTLE
FROM GLASGOW & EDINBURGH
One your One Day Tour of Loch Lomond – Inveraray and Kilchurn Castle, you will experience some of the best scenery and history that Scotland has to offer.
You travel through the stunning loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park as you make your way to the picturesque town of Inveraray. Visit Inveraray Castle, the 15th century home of The Duke of Argyll, head of the Clan Campbell or alternatively why not visit Inveraray Jail and see for yourself what life in this place held for convicted men, women and children in the 19th century. Their futures were sometimes “transportation” to Australia.
After Lunch the scenery keeps giving as you journey to Loch Awe and Kilchun Castle, another stronghold of the Campbells. Moving on, you travel through the highlands and hopefully get a selfie with some friendly “Hairy Coo’s” before making you way back to Glasgow or Edinburgh by mid-evening.
what to expect
Visit the stunning bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, beautiful Inveraray Castle, and the breath-taking Scottish mountain scenery as we visit Kilchurn Castle.
We will leave Glasgow or Edinburgh behind then travel north towards the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond. and stop at the beautiful conservation village of Luss, where you get stunning views of the loch and Ben Lomond, our most-southerly “Munro” (Scottish term for mountains over 3000ft).
We then make our way along the old military road, through the Arrochar Alps. At the top of Glen Croe we will stop at the “Rest and be Thankful” for photos looking down the glen. It was named by redcoats after the 1745 jacobite rebellion as they were building the old military road and were grateful to reach the top of the glen.
From here we will be on your way to Inveraray Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne and the ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll since the 15th century. The castle is still the home of the current the Chief of the Clan Campbell, and is set in beautiful large gardens overlooking Loch Fyne. From here we cross from the castle into the town, which was once a Royal Burgh, where we will have lunch in one of the local hostelries or visit Inveraray Jail and learn what prison-life was like for men, women and children 200 years ago. A great attraction for all ages.
After lunch, we journey over the hills to Loch Awe and visit Kilchurn Castle, another Cambell Clan stronghold.
Now we travel through the highlands, passing Tyndrum and Crainlarich before a brief stop at the Falls of Falloch.
A short distance later, we stop for light refreshments at the famous 18th century Drovers Inn with its very own ghosts!
It is now time to join the northern end of Loch Lomond as we enjoy the beautiful scenery and stop for photos.
You will be returned to your hotel in Glasgow or Edinburgh by mid evening.
Duration: 8 – 10 hours