After leaving Edinburgh City Centre you will travel to Stirling Castle a building that has in its time been a strategic fortress, opulent palace and military barracks and which in the 14th Century also served as the seat of a colourful Renaissance Court. Within the castle site sits a Royal Palace and a Military Museum – dedicated to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders – along with a Royal Chapel as well as the Great Kitchens, a multitude of State Rooms, and The Great Hall all of which can be seen as you tour this site.
After your visit here you will head north driving towards the town of Callander and on through the beautiful countryside of the Trossachs [the bristly land] an area steeped in the history of the adventurer Rob Roy, to stop at the picturesque nine mile long Loch Katrine where you can either walk alongside the water or, when available, take a boat trip on the Loch.
From here, if time allows, you will head west driving to Loch Lomond which at 24 miles in length is the largest of the many Scottish freshwater lochs and is well known throughout the world having featured in the song “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond”. The loch is overlooked at its north end by Ben Lomond and Ben Vorlich, two of Scotland’s 282 Munro’s [hills over 3000ft] and is now part of one of Scotland’s two National Parks.
Your journey back to Edinburgh can either be made via Stirling or through the City of Glasgow.