Stirling Castle and Highland Cattle Tour from Greenock Cruise Port -Itinerary
The Stirling Castle and Highland Cattle Tour from Greenock Cruise Ship Port begins with a short journey to Loch Lomond and our first stop, in the scenic village of Luss. Next we drive through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park taking the impressive Duke’s Pass route. That brings us to the small hamlet of Kilmahog, because we want to visit the Highland Cows. We then have time to spend in the pretty town of Callander before our final stop of the day – the mighty stronghold of Stirling Castle.
Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest lake (by surface area) and undoubtedly one of the prettiest. The song about the Bonnie Bonnie Banks is well known around the world. It tells the story of two Jacobite Prisoners awaiting execution. Mighty Ben Lomond, meaning Beacon Mountain, dominates the lake and as a result the lake shares its name.
Luss is a beautiful village on Loch Lomond, laid out as a model community in the early 1800’s by the Colquhoun family. It was used from 1980 as fictional “Glendarroch” in the long running TV series “Take the High Road”. Luss churchyard has a very rare example of a Viking gravestone. It is a popular stop because we also give free time to wander or shop in the village.
The Duke’s Pass
The Duke’s Pass is an incredibly scenic seven miles of road. The Duke of Montrose built it in 1885 to accommodate the many Victorian tourists attracted because of the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s poem ‘The Lady of the Lake’
Kilmahog offers the double benefit of the Woollen Mill shop for gifts and souvenirs, while outside you have a photo and feeding opportunity with the Hairy Coos! (Highland Cattle).
Callander is nowadays a bustling tourist town and it has a long history. Not only are there Stone Age remains in the area, but also Roman remains. The town became a tourist destination in Victorian times, due to the Romantic Movement, poets and writers praising the landscape surrounding Callander. We will enjoy a little free time here.
Stirling Castle was one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. It occupies a strategic position, atop a massive Castle Rock, protected by the River Forth and guarding the gateway to the Highlands. Within the castle are many historic buildings, palaces and halls, together with exhibitions gardens and the Stirling Tapestries.
Stirling Castle and Highland Cattle Tour – Price
Stirling Castle and Highland Cattle Tour from Greenock Cruise Ship Port – Departure
The tour departs from just outside the harbour gates. We will always inform you directly if there is any alteration of departure point.