There is no doubt that Edinburgh has lots to offer for both tourists and locals. You can easily spend a day visiting famous sites like Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse or if you are feeling more energetic climb Arthur’s Seat. Or simply just enjoy wandering around the old cobbled streets sightseeing.
However, Scotland is not that large a country and you can visit so many more amazing places in just 1 day. At The Hairy Coo, we offer a selection of exciting day trips from Edinburgh that we promise will be fun and fascinating for both tourists and locals. Our driver tour guides are all great storytellers and will keep you entertained for the whole day while you sit back and enjoy the views.
Are you from Edinburgh but have never travelled north? Would you love to visit Glencoe or search for Nessie? Maybe you are a Harry Potter fan and would like to visit Alnwick Castle in Northumberland where some of the filming took place. You don’t need a car, just book a day trip with us.
Maybe you are a tourist to Scotland and think visiting Edinburgh will be enough to get a flavour of Scotland but we promise you will love seeing some of our mountains and lochs and hearing more about our fascinating history.
This tour is the best day trip for people who would like to see as much of Scotland as possible in 1 day. We will travel as far north as Loch Ness to try and spot Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, you will see our highest mountain Ben Nevis, see the stunning mountains in Glencoe, take a whisky tour of Deanston Distillery if you wish and hopefully we will spot some wildlife in the Cairngorm National Park.
There will be plenty of stops so you can stretch your legs and take lots of photos. Your guide for the day will point out famous film sites and tell you fascinating historical tales.
This is the only 1 Day Loch Ness Tour that includes a trip to a whisky distillery.
This day trip is ideal if you love history, castles and wish to sample a dram of whisky. There is less travelling than the previous trip, but you do get to visit Stirling Castle and Doune Castle. Doune Castle has been made famous by several films and TV productions so a fantastic trip if you are an Outlander or Game of Thrones fan. You can also choose to take a whisky distillery tour at Deanston Distillery. The highlight of your trip may be taking a selfie with one of our lovely and friendly hairy coos!
This tour gives you the opportunity to visit the Scottish Borders and Northumberland in England. The scenery is quite different from our Scottish Highland tours but just as stunning. You will visit Alnwick Castle made famous recently in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey. Before we head back to Edinburgh we will visit Bamburgh where you will see another stunning castle. During the trip, your guide will tell tales of Scottish and English history including our Outlaw King, Robert the Bruce.