5 Hour Tour from Glasgow to Stirling
This half-day tour through the area to the north of Glasgow to the town of Stirling with it's magnificent history. The return drive is by a very scenic route with optional stops at Glengoyne Distillery and The Queen's View.
You can completely customise this tour to your wishes.
After leaving the centre of Glasgow via the motorway we are very quickly in the open countryside with Stirling and its surrounding hills soon visible in the distance. We have four places to visit in Stirling.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, historically and architecturally. The castle sits high on a volcanic outcrop, guarding the lowest crossing point of the River Forth. There is a lot to be discovered and enjoyed in the castle.
Old Stirling Bridge
The present Stirling Bridge was built in the 1400s replacing a succession of timber bridges. In 1297 William Wallace defeated Edward 1's forces at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. Today the bridge is one of the best medieval masonry arch bridges in Scotland.
The William Wallace Monument
220 feet high and sited on top of Abbey Craig hill above the fields, where in 1297, Wallace led his troops to victory in The Battle of Stirling Bridge. There are 276 steps to the top, but its well worth the climb.
In June 1314 The Battle of Bannockburn was fought between the army of Robert The Bruce, King of Scots and the army of King Edward the Second of England, during the first war of Scottish Independence. It was a decisive victory for the Scots and a major turning point in the war.
Return route to Glasgow
Our trip back is especially scenic with pretty villages, grand views with two excellent stops available if you so chose.
Glengoyne Distillery has a number of tours available. Your itinerary can be adjusted if you want to take part in a tour, however, even without a tour it is still a great place for a stop, the picturesque buildings, the shop and the yard full of whisky casks provide a wonderful atmosphere.
Just 10 minutes drive from the distillery is the wonderful Queens View, as soon as we drive into the car park a panorama unfolds, Loch Lomond to the north framed by a line of peaks. If you are in the mood, a 400 yard walk up the hillside and the panorama is now spectacular.
Return to Glasgow
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- Glasgow City Centre
Tour company information
Private Scottish Tours is a supplier of bespoke trips for private groups of up to 7 people. Trips depart from Glasgow and are focused on the Scottish Highlands. Our standard trips can be altered or completely new trips created to cater for places and experiences our guests request.
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