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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 #4 of 191 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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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I did two tours up into the Highlands during my recent visit to Edinburgh. The one with Highland Explorer Tours was just "meh". The Hairy Coo Tour was fantastic!!! Donald and Dolly were a great pair, showing us the sites, taking us to places I haven't seen before (I've been to Scotland and the Highlands before), places that aren't on... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Highly recommendable, Jamie, our guide, was super friendly and helpful. Weather was not great but we nevertheless managed to visit all main sites, learn a bunch of facts about Scottish culture and history (including some tasty haggis lunch) and overall had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

An excellent opportunity to see the natural beauties, the important palaces and monuments and some of the culture of the Highlands. A very funny day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

We only had 2 full days in Edinburgh and had to choose our tours wisely so that we could see both inside and outside Edinburgh. We are glad to have chosen The Hairy Coo tour that showed us a taste of Scotland in just 9 hours! Donald was our guide for The Hairy Coo tour and he showed us how... More

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Seuzach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Recommended by friends we booked this tour online. On a Saturday morning in October we started our tour with the Hairy Coo and our guide Jamie in Edinburgh on a historical place, at Deacon William Brodie's house, one of the many places we have visited at that day, Jamie was telling us a lot of Scottish history while safely drving... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Did the Loch Ness tour including the Whisky Destillery visit and can only recommend it to everyone..

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I happened to stumble upon this trip when researching things to do in Edinburgh - SO GLAD I did! This is a must do for anyone visiting Edinburgh for more than a day. We spent a day in the city and a day out in the highlands with this tour! Incredible way to see places you wouldn't make it to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thanks Donald for the day out, it was really fun and very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the Loch's and the tour itself was very well structured. I appreciated the choice of gratuity, it made me feel like you wanted to be there and you were not like other tour guides who once they get your money don't care about the... More

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

Hi Jonathan, Delighted you had such a great day out with Donald, and you appreciated the effort and enthusiasm shown. Thanks for your feedback. Kindest Regards, Russell 'The Hairy Coo' More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went on the free Scottish highland tour on the 11th of Oct 2014 I was really impressed with the service provided by Jemie the tour guide (hard working). Even though there was a break down in the bus we travelled he handle the situation very well. Plus he gave a very good feel of Scotland to us by playing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The sites were beautiful and Russell was nice and interesting. Loved being introduced to Scottish music and getting a taste of everything Scotland has to offer

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