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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

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304 Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
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Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real Scotland, that’s why we pioneered the only Free tour of this beautiful wilderness; through the eyes of a passionate and knowledgeable, local tour guide. We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests; maintaining a professional but relaxed approach, and ensuring every tour is entertaining, informative and utterly unique.
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304 Lawnmarket | Deacon’s House Cafe, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best tours in a long time! Highly recommended if you are in Edinburgh for a day and want to get a taste of Scottish Highlands, Castles and Lochs. The tour started early in the morning from the Royal Mile close to the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did an all day (about 12.5 hours) tour. Our guide Ryan was hilarious and fantastic and our driver Stephan was wonderful as well. Ryan provided a very informative historical overview and also had a great playlist of music between providing guide info. I would...More

Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the free highlands tour and it was a great experience! Our guide was Donald who was very funny but also had a huge knowledge of Scottish history. At one point he asked us to name a famous Scottish person and he would tell...More

Thank Miguel E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Stirling, highlands & wiskey tour and I can totally recommend it! First it was easy to find the meeting point and our guides (Donald and Albus) were really nice and funny. The tpur was really beautiful and while driving around Donald told...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The driver was very good, he tells stories about the scottish history and about the places all the time, everything was perfect.

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Thank Taynara R
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Taynara R, Thank you for the review. It is fantastic to know you enjoyed the tour including the history, stops along the way and the scenery of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour is fun, the driver is engaging, worth your time. Donald the driver was hilarious, great personal experience shared.

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Thank sarahsinger2018
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi sarahsinger2018, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy you enjoyed the tour with Donald as your guide, making you laugh and keeping you entertained throughout the tour!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My day trip with John R was fantastic. We started off pretty early in the morning, but his enthusiasm, humour and history knowledge made it super entertaining from minute 1. He was very puntual and we managed to do everything on the schedule. The bus...More

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Thank Lujan F
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi María T, Thank you for the review! I am happy you had a great time on the tour with John as your guide. It really is fantastic to know you felt he was funny, knowledgeable and entertaining from the get go. We appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We joined the tour in Edinburgh 6-9 Apr 2018. Our driver John was upbeat and entertaining for the full duration of the tour. He got to know the travellers very well and filled our heads with wonderful stories at ‘geographically appropriate moments’ lol. The tour...More

Thank Mrswizzo
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mrswizzo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is fantastic to know you enjoyed the tour and all the stops along the way, I am pleased John was entertaining, informative and a very helpful guide for your 3-day tour in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we did the three day tour to isle of skye and the highlands. our tour guide mark was great! very knowledgeable, friendly and a great storyteller. they booked a B&B in Inverness that was very nice with a hot and cold breakfast included! luckily the...More

Thank Euge P
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Euge P, Thank you for writing a review for the tour! I am pleased you enjoyed the 3-Day tour and felt mark was a knowledgeable, friendly and great storyteller! The weather can be a little unpredictable in Scotland so it is fantastic to know...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Loch Ness and Distillery tour. It was a most excellent experience and our tour guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable about the tour highlights (Whiskey Distillery, Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness) and created a fun and relaxing air during the tour. The tour...More

Thank Outilander
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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Outilander, Thank you for taking the time out to write a review for The Hairy Coo. I am happy you had an excellent experience on the tour, all the stops along the way throughout the Scottish Highlands and Brian as your guide entertaining you...More

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amberpop
7 February 2018|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi amberpop, It is aimed for those either 18-45 and those 'young-at-heart'. It's more the informal style of the tours we conduct, which suits "young and young-at-heart" travellers. Feel free to make a booking for the tour... More
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a91trip
1 October 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Property representative |
Hi A91trip, ​Due to safety regulations and insurance, we are unable take children under 7 years of age on our tours. This is a precaution to ensure the seat belts on all of our coaches fit all passengers properly, We... More
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Trang T
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Hi Trang, You can find all up-to-date availability for our tours on our website at the link above.
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