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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

Address: 304 Brodies Close, Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland (Cowgate)
Phone Number: +44 (0) 131 516 4198
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Owner description: Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able to discover the real...
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I joined the trip which Jamie is the tour guide. Jamie is knowledgeable and professional. He provided a lot of information about the place we travelled in this trip. The places of the trip are also interesting. I especially like visiting and feeding the hairy coo. It's really interesting and you can really get a very close look at them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a great day out .the tour guide /driver Don was great craic and made the history of the place very interesting . It's definitely worth checking out.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It's been amazing, honestly! And Donald (the most incredible and friendly tour guide) has been amazing as well, telling us hilarious but very interesting tales of every single place we visited. In one day you get to see such a breathtaking and stunning landscape of the highlands, and the towns you visit also are really quaint and people so kind.... More 

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

Hello feragorio, We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you both for your positive review and your recommendation. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best tour I have ever been to! Donaldo (our guide) was incredibly welcoming and kind! Saw the most amazing views and had the pleasure to meet the hairy coos haha Want to be back as soon as I can! Strongly recommend it.

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

Hello VictoriaMCardoso, It is really good to hear that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and recommendation, we appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had this experience in 2010 as soon as I completed my masters and I was still a student. This was an excellent opportunity for a solo traveler like me. Thank you Hairy coo!!!

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

Hello Shirogoodluck, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of The Hairy Coo. We appreciate it. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I went on this tour when I'd just arrived in Scotland and was interested in seeing what this beautiful country had to offer, and this tour was absolutely perfect. Donald (the amazing tour guide) was absolutely awesome, so personable and kept everyone thoroughly entertained all day with his hilarious tales and extensive knowledge of Scottish history. The locations are breath... More 

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

Hello gg_walker, It is really good to hear from you again. We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience so much and yes, of course, those coos really are a highlight. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, it really is appreciated. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Was a bit worried at first how come it was free but it was fantastic,, they work on a tip at de end of de day on wat u think ur day was worth. The Don was our tour guide nd he was lovely and so friendly. The day flew by nd u got to see loads of places nd... More 

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

Hello sarzkerry, We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went as stand-bys on a tour with Donald, the co-owner. We were able to get on, and we had an amazing experience! It's a very unique and original tour, going to the Highlands, some lochs, and Doune Castle (of Monty Python & Game of Thrones fame), meeting some hairy coos, and enjoying a great lunch in Aberfoyle, among other... More 

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

Hello obizerokenobi, It is really good to hear that you enjoyed your Hairy Coo tour so much. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate your custom and support. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We did this tour on New Years Eve and despite many hiccups for our poor tour guide Merty the tour was fun and informative. Merty had lots of interesting Scottish history to tell us as well as some good jokes and a fun attitude. Unfortunately we had a few things go wrong on our tour - losing 2 people at... More 

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

Hello HolidayKat_86, Marty will be really pleased to hear that despite the difficulties on that particular day, you still managed to get something from the experience. As we always say, you never quite know what is just around the next corner. Thank you for your custom, for posting your review and for your patience and understanding on the day. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I joined Hairy Coo tour with our amazing tour guide, Donald, on Friday. Due to highly recommend from others, I was really looking forward the day, and it just completely impressed me. Donald is a local with full of knowledge, I'm so happy to know more about Scotland from him. All the spot he took us were... More 

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

Hello Sunshinetravell, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and photos. It is really good to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much. Your custom, support and recommendation are sincerely appreciated. Kindest regards, Donald, The Hairy Coo More 

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