5 fantastic day tours from Edinburgh to take around the Coronation weekend

During the Coronation Weekend, Edinburgh will have so much to offer – Royal celebrations, historic castles, world-renowned museums, and scenic coastlines. Speaking of scenic views, you’ll find the most breathtaking places a few hours from the Scottish capital – the Highlands, Loch Lomond, or the famous Outlander series locations. 

So if you’re in Scotland around this fabulous time, grab a chance to explore fascinating sites for an even more memorable experience. From breathtaking landscapes to historical sites, here are some of the best sightseeing tours departing from Edinburgh. 

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies

This experience is the perfect way to explore the best of Scotland in one day. Starting with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, you’ll then be taken to The Kelpies and the impressive Stirling Castle. During the day, admire the natural wonders and their legends and enjoy the magical views of Loch Lomond, the largest freshwater lake in the UK and its surrounding hills.

Outlander Explorer

Heard of the hit series? Follow your local guide in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire and get immersed in the stories and places that inspired author Diana Gabaldon. In this unique Outlander Explorer tour, discover the show’s most famous scenes, such as Midhope Castle, the real-life Lallybroch, Doune Castle, the seat of Clan MacKenzie and Blackness Castle, the setting for Fort William.

The Scottish Highlands and Jacobite Steam Train

The Scottish Highlands are renowned for their majestic scenery, rugged mountains, and sparkling lochs. Hop on this full-day tour to the heart of the Highlands and ride the Jacobite Steam Train known as the Hogwarts’ Express! Perfect for every Harry Potter fan, your expert guide will bring you the magic of Harry Potter and the beauty of Scotland. 

Whisky Distillery and The Scottish Highlands

Scotland is renowned for its whisky. What’s better than a journey to the whisky country, where you can visit distilleries, taste some of the finest local drams, and learn about the production of the iconic Scottish drink? In this Whisky and Waterfalls combo, you’ll head to a  distillery and some of Perthshire’s most beautiful woodland walks and waterfalls.

Alnwick Castle and The Scottish Borders

Discover the Scottish Borders and Northumberland in this unforgettable day tour from Edinburgh. You’ll see the seaside village of Bamburgh and Bamburgh Castle before finishing the day at Alnwick Castle. Beyond its royal history, this iconic site is also where key Harry Potter and Downton Abbey scenes were filmed. 

Your visit to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without venturing outside Edinburgh to explore the wonders that await. We hope these tours will help you dive into Scotland’s rich history, stunning scenery, and iconic landmarks. Book your day tour from Edinburgh today and experience the best that Scotland has to offer.

If you have time to head to Scotland’s northwest coast, you may want to visit the Isle of Skye. Known for its wild landscapes, charming fishing villages and medieval castles, it is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago – and it is worth exploring with a day tour departing from Inverness.