Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne distillery.
A wonderful all round day tour to Stirling castle. Find out why, was known as the ‘key to the Kingdom’ during the Medieval Centuries. A fierce battleground for Scottish Independence and wars with the ‘auld enemy ‘ the English. Heroes Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) and the King of Scots, Robert Bruce both men lead the Scots army to remarkable victories here against the odds. The Castle later becomes the main Royal Palace for the Royal Stuart dynasty and for our most famous lady and written about monarch Mary Queen of Scots. Followed by a nice scenic country drive and a panoramic viewpoint of the Highland fault line and the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. The next stop is a real favourite the Glengoyne Scotch Single Malt Whisky distillery. Slainte Mhor.
We drive for nearly an hour to the historic old town Stirling. There are 3 important visitor attractions to choose from. The most popular being the Castle which dominates the surrounding landscape. The William Wallace (Braveheart) tower monument which has inside a spiral stone stairway 246 steps to the top and gives the highest man-made elevation for viewing Stirling shire. There, is also a visitor centre close to the battle of Bannockburn when in June 1314 AD the warrior King of Scots, Robert Bruce defeated a more powerful English army commanded by their King Edward. After this, we take the low road for another hour driving and coming to see the ‘Bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’. The largest freshwater Loch (Lake) in the UK and witness a stunning view of the Highland fault line. Then, you can have a tasty lunch at Balmaha and we next go to one of the more pretty ‘wee’ whisky distilleries you will find anywhere in Scotland and lovely to drink. Slainte Mhor.