This day tour includes Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and a stop at a single distillery. It is possible to visit a whisky distillery in Edinburgh by car, day tour, or public transport. There are several tours from Edinburgh that go to several Outlander sites in one day, most visiting the same filming locations. This 1 Day Tour with Rabbies includes stops at many Outlander filming locations, including Culross Castle, Doune Castle, Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace, and Doune Castle.

rosslyn chapel & the scottish borders full day tours

All whisky distilleries are easily accessible by car, and many have dedicated parking spaces. Many whisky distilleries offer multiple tours throughout the day. You can book them on your arrival. However, some require advanced booking, especially during low seasons. Also special tours and experiences (e.g., masterclasses, food and whisky tours) often need to be booked in advance. There are many day tours that depart Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel, and most tours also include other attractions.

Jim, our guide, was amazing and personalized the tour for each of us very well. You must visit all historic locations within the Scottish borders, as detailed in the information at the booking stage. If you are short on time or don’t own a car, I recommend this town over any other in the Scottish Borders. It is the largest town in Scotland Borders. There are two museums and an abbey. This 1-hour walking tour is led by an expert local guide. It will take you to South Queensferry’s historical sites and landmarks.

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  • Fans of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey may recognize the castle since it’s been used as a filming location for many TV shows and movies over the years.
  • you don’t have access to a car and are looking to experience other Scottish attractions during your excursion from Edinburgh, then you can always book a guided tour.
  • We offer suggestions for 15-day trips starting from Edinburgh that can cover a variety of interests and a wide range of regions, from the Scottish Borders to Glasgow all the way to the Scottish Highlands.
  • Here are some day trips from Edinburgh that will be a highlight on your trip to Scotland.

Visitors can also explore the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle that overlook Loch Ness and that were once intimately involved in the Wars of Scottish Independence during the 14th century. Alternatively, if If you don’t own a car or want to see other attractions in Scotland, you can book a guided tour. This well-reviewed day trip departing from Edinburgh includes a visit to Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery. There is very limited public transportation in this area which is primarily rural and many of the recommended sites are outside of towns. We recommend booking a day trip from Edinburgh if you don’t have a car.

There are many cafes along the High Street. Moving away from the town center, there’s the scenic River Tummel, on which you’ll find the sights of the Iron Suspension Bridge and Pitlochry Dam. Pitlochry is surrounded with beautiful highland scenery. It is best to take a gentle hike up the hillside. If you’re looking to sample some whisky during your trip to Scotland, the town is also home to two well-respected distilleries, Blair Athol Distillery and Edradour Distillery. Our first day eases us into the trip with a short ride and lots of history to discover.