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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

304 Brodies Close, Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
+44 (0) 131 516 4198
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Ranked #3 of 172 activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are less people on this tour so it takes less time getting everyone on an off. I'm a bit impatient so the bigger busses tend to annoy me. The guide was lovely and took time to speak to everyone in turn. Her stories were funny, personal and interesting. She spoke about history but not in the usual scripted way... More

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love how you pay them based on what you have or what you think the tour is worth. I never felt pressured to give more. This company really caters to its customers. Donald was a great tour guide who has a lot of knowledge about the history of Scotland. The bus itself is a bit cramped, but that doesn't... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Our guide for the day was Donald, the founder. He was really enthusiastic throughout and never stopped telling us interesting things about Edinburgh and Scottish history. The accent may be hard to decipher sometimes but it's so cute I don't actually mind haha. The bus ride was really comfortable as well, with sufficient stops here and there to visit the... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This tour exceeded expectations was Fantastic! I am so glad we booked the Hairy Coo tour. What makes this tour is Donald and his outstanding Historical knowledge of Scottish history, and his enchanting story telling as we went to each site. The stops were perfectly timed, with enough time to explore each site. Just a Magic trip! With out a... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I went on the tour wanting to see Hairy Coos as the main thing for Scotland. I thought it would be very good, and was really attracted to the no cost / donation policy. I hoped to see some real coos as close as possible, see some scenery and highlands, and have a good knowledgeable tour guide to learn about... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A must do if you want to see more than just Edinburgh and the lowlands. As we crossed over into the highlands, it was like being in a different country. Rolling green plains turned into high brown and green hills filled with nooks and crannies. The bright clear day turned into a cold and overcast day. The contrast was amazing!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Russel took our family of six on a private, all day tour to St. Andrew's, Fife, Anstruther, Queensferry and the Forth bridge. Russell was our guide for the day and we found him to be very informative, friendly and responsive to all of our questions and requests. He made sure we got to see what we wanted to see and... More

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TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello newyorkerCanada, Russell will be really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your private Hairy Coo tour to St Andrews so much. Thank you for posting your review and recommendation, we appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More

St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had a lovely time on the Hairy Coo tour. Although it did rain in the afternoon (obviously not the tour's fault) and we got quite wet at Loch Katrine and Doune Castle...especially Doune Castle...so I didn't get to enjoy/explore those stops quite as much as I would have liked. The scenery was still beautiful...especially at Loch Katrine...and the rain... More

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TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello nikkimlind, You have clearly taken some time to compose such a thoughtful and detailed review of your Hairy Coo tour. Our unique concept continues to prosper only because of the generosity and support of our guests. Thank you for your custom and recommendation. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More

Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My mom and I went on this trip a couple weeks ago and had a fantastic time! Donald was extremely knowledgable. We saw an incredible amount of countryside in a short amount of time. Would highly recommend.

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TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello SeattleAlicia, It is really good to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you for posting your review and recommendation, we really do appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went on this tour two weeks ago and I've been raving about it ever since. An absolute must for anyone visiting Edinburgh, who wants to get out of the city and has a day to fill. First of all I'd like to address people who have said that they missed the bus and their seats were given away. When... More

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TheDonEdinburgh, Owner at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello SacrewellMeg, It is really good to hear from you again. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you for taking the time to post such a charming, insightful and supportive review, we appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More

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