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Stirling, Edinburgh & Loch Lomond

Stirling, Edinburgh & Loch Lomond

Encapsulate the diverse beauty of Scotland with Stirling, Edinburgh & Loch Lomond offering a unique blend of history, culture and natural splendor.

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During the festive season, Stirling, Edinburgh, and Loch Lomond transform into enchanting winter wonderlands, each offering a unique and magical Christmas experience. Stirling's historic streets come alive with twinkling lights and festive decorations, creating a charming atmosphere around landmarks like Stirling Castle. Edinburgh, with its world-renowned Christmas markets, hosts a vibrant celebration against the backdrop of its iconic skyline. The Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens burst with holiday cheer, showcasing local crafts, seasonal treats, and joyful entertainment. Meanwhile, the tranquility of Loch Lomond takes on a serene beauty during Christmas, as the snow-capped peaks and still waters offer a peaceful retreat. Whether enjoying a brisk walk along the loch's shores or partaking in festive events, the combination of these Scottish destinations promises a truly magical Christmas experience for locals and visitors alike.

 

 

Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • Return ferry crossing Belfast - Cairnryan

  • Half day trip to Falkirk Wheel

  • Free aftternoon in Stirling

  • Day trip to Edinburgh

  • Cruise on Loch Lomond

 

*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing

 

Scotland

Scotland, a land of rich history and breathtaking landscapes, captivates with its rugged beauty and cultural richness. Nestled in the northern part of the United Kingdom, Scotland boasts a diverse tapestry of rolling hills, mist-shrouded mountains, and picturesque lochs. Its historic cities, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, showcase a blend of medieval architecture and modern vibrancy. Scotland is renowned for its ancient castles, such as Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle, each steeped in tales of battles and royalty. The country's cultural heritage is celebrated through traditional music, dance, and the iconic sound of bagpipes. Visitors can explore the mystique of the Highlands, delve into the stories of Loch Ness, or wander through the heather-clad moors. With its warm hospitality, distinctive tartans, and a deep sense of identity, Scotland stands as a land of enduring charm and allure.

 

Stirling

Stirling, a historic city in central Scotland, exudes charm and significance with its compelling blend of medieval and modern elements. Dominated by the iconic Stirling Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, the city's skyline is a testament to its historical importance. Stirling played a pivotal role in Scotland's past, witnessing key battles like the Battle of Stirling Bridge during the Wars of Independence. The cobblestone streets of its Old Town transport visitors back in time, revealing well-preserved landmarks like the Church of the Holy Rude. The city's vibrant contemporary life thrives around the bustling Thistle Shopping Centre and the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, including the River Forth and the Ochil Hills, Stirling effortlessly balances its rich heritage with a modern, lively atmosphere, making it a captivating destination for both history enthusiasts and those seeking a taste of Scotland's dynamic present.

 

Stirling Highland Hotel

The Stirling Highland Hotel, nestled in the heart of Stirling, Scotland, is a captivating blend of historical grandeur and modern comfort. Housed within a former 18th-century high school, the hotel exudes character and charm, with its impressive stone facade and turreted architecture. Boasting an ideal location near Stirling Castle and the city's historic Old Town, the Stirling Highland Hotel offers guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Scotland's rich heritage. The interior seamlessly combines period features with contemporary design, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The hotel's spacious rooms provide a comfortable retreat, while amenities such as a spa, fitness center, and elegant dining options enhance the overall guest experience. With its unique blend of history, luxury, and convenient location, the Stirling Highland Hotel offers a delightful haven for travelers exploring the cultural and scenic wonders of Stirling.

Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal St, Stirling FK8 1DU

 

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city that effortlessly weaves together a rich tapestry of history, culture, and modernity. Nestled between the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace, the city's skyline is dominated by these historic landmarks, reflecting centuries of royal influence. The medieval architecture of the Royal Mile, flanked by narrow closes and bustling with shops and pubs, provides a captivating journey through time. Edinburgh's cultural heartbeat is felt in its renowned festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attracting artists and performers from around the world. Princes Street Gardens and Arthur's Seat offer green escapes in the heart of the city, while the Georgian elegance of the New Town showcases a more refined side of Edinburgh. From the mysterious allure of the Edinburgh Vaults to the vibrant energy of its neighborhoods, the city stands as a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary spirit, enticing visitors with its unique character and charm.

 

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond, nestled within the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, is a jewel in Scotland's natural crown. Renowned as the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain, Loch Lomond captivates visitors with its serene beauty and diverse surroundings. The shimmering waters reflect the rugged peaks of Ben Lomond and the picturesque Trossachs, creating a breathtaking panorama. The loch's islands, such as Inchmurrin and Inchcailloch, add to its allure, each with its own unique character and wildlife. The surrounding woodlands and walking trails provide opportunities for exploration, while activities like boating and fishing offer a chance to engage with the tranquility of this majestic setting. Loch Lomond, with its timeless charm, stands as a haven for nature lovers, hikers, and those seeking solace in the midst of Scotland's awe-inspiring landscapes.

 

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel, an engineering marvel in central Scotland, is a remarkable testament to modern ingenuity and innovation. Connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, this rotating boat lift serves as a striking symbol of Scotland's canal heritage. Designed to replace a series of traditional locks, the Falkirk Wheel is an awe-inspiring piece of architecture, lifting boats and barges with a mesmerizing 180-degree rotation. Visitors can experience the thrill of this rotating marvel as it gracefully lifts vessels between the two canals, providing a unique and efficient navigation solution. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and connected to the Millennium Link project, the Falkirk Wheel is not just a functional piece of engineering but also a captivating attraction that seamlessly blends the old and the new in Scotland's canal system.

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address
Altnagelvin Hospital Altnagelvin Bus Stop
Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Dungiven Dungiven Castle (212 stop opposite castle)
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Stena Belfast Stena Line Passenger Terminal Belfast
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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