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UnTours in Central Scotland

Get Away and UnPack Once in Central Scotland

Set in historic Stirling and its surrounding countryside, Scotland invites you into a storybook. Your UnTours cottage (or castle!) serves as an ideal base for convenient day trips to major cities, historic monuments, and renowned beauty spots. Whether savoring Edinburgh's charm, embracing Glasgow's energy, or experiencing the tranquility of Oban and Loch Lomond, ample opportunities for slow travel await, unveiling diverse terrain and immersive experiences. Excellent train service offers seamless access to Scotland's best-known cities, while the Highlands beckon with their stunning lakes, glens, mountains, and castles.
Stay in central Stirling or in a cottage in a cute village outside of town. This UnTour can be done with a rental car, or you can explore the region by rail.

Day trip options: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oban, Doune Castle, the Southern Highlands, Crieff and the Drummond Gardens and Castle, Callander, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Fort William, and much more.

UnTours in Central Scotland, United Kingdom

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What's Included

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in Stirling or the surrounding countryside.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Edinburgh, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals and departures to and from Edinburgh.
  • Transportation options:
  • Automatic transmission car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour.
  • Our own guide App for the area full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions researched by UnTours staff.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • A local cultural event, like a traditional tea and storytelling.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Things to do in Central Scotland

Day trips: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oban, Doune Castle, the Southern Highlands, Crieff and the Drummond Gardens and Castle, Callander, Loch Lomond, St. Andrews, Doune Castle, Glencoe, Fort William, and much more.

Sightseeing: Stirling is called the Gateway to the Highlands, and you can explore the region’s scenic glens, lochs, and castle-studded countryside from here. Excellent train and bus service connects you to Scotland’s most beloved cities, zipping you to Edinburgh and Glasgow in an hour or less. Of course Stirling itself is full of historic monuments, sweeping views, and one of Scotland’s best castles. Explore the nearby gardens, tour local distilleries, hike the countryside, or play a round of golf in the country where it was invented. Scotland offers something for everyone.

Off-the-beaten-track attractions that can’t be beat: Visit nearby Dunblane and its fabulous Gothic cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea at Tilly’s Tearoom and stroll along the lovely Allan Water. Dip into a local pub and enjoy live traditional music in the evenings with your neighbors. Tour one of the area’s distilleries and stay for a whisky tasting. Enjoy the cultural life of the university, and enjoy contemporary and experimental performing arts at the Fringe Festivals in Edinburgh (where the movement was born) and other towns. Weary of the crowds on the Royal Mile? Go underground and explore Edinburgh’s vaults or take a fascinating tour of its parliament building or the amazing National Museum of Scotland. Visit the parks and wildlife areas outside of Glasgow, and tour the university for free, seeing where some of the iconic Harry Potter scenes were filmed.


Here's what our customers have to say

Ted & Rose McKenna


We had a wonderful time, and hope to return, and go to the Highlands too. The people of Scotland are among the most generous and welcoming. By staying in Dunblane we got to know the locals, and they got to know us.

Joan & Bruce Shearer


The Scots are some of the friendliest humans on earth. We found such joy in meeting and engaging in conversation with them. Along with the breathtaking scenery, historical castles and getting a taste of where part of my husband's family came from it has imprinted itself on our hearts. Also it is not scary to drive on the left side of the road. Any good driver who pays attention can do it.

Larry Feller


We greatly enjoyed our trip. The people of Scotland are wonderfully friendly and helpful… The thing we will remember the most from this trip was how friendly and helpful the Scots are!

Cathrin Baumbach, Untours Staff


Scotland is amazing and offers a great mix of history, natural beauty, charming small towns, and amazing cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. In Val, we have found a wonderfully warm, caring, and bright staff person who will help make your stay memorable.

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