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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 #6 of 262 Activities in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 November 25, 2014 NEW

I booked this after seeing many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. It did not disappoint! Our tour guide was Jamie, and he even played the bagpipes for us. It was a great way to see other areas in Scotland, not just Edinburgh. BOOK NOW!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We are sending this opinion by now, unfortunately we were unable to write it before! We did the High Coo Loch Ness, Highland & Whisky tour in August and we really enjoyed it. We loved the friendly athmosphere of the tour, we really felt like “in a family” with our guide Jamie and the driver Allister, you didn’t feel lost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

My Daughter is a student in Edinburgh so I visit this beautiful city quite often. This time we decided to do something different and booked the Hairy Coos Tour as a friend of hers had recommended it. We had a fabulous day - it started out a wet and miserable November day, but once inside the warm cosy mini bus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful day out with Hairy Coo highland tour. Jamie was really helpful and informative. brought so many memories to home. will recommend for anyone who wants to witness the beauty of Scottish Highlands!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What an amazing tour! We had Donald for the day who was very informative and I learnt so much about Scottish history that I wish I knew beforehand! The places you go to are great and the "hairy coos" are so beautiful, I'm glad they take us to see them. Although it is a free tour they know their stuff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Of all of the things I did and saw in my jam-packed trip to Scotland, my tours with Hairy Coo were the absolute highlight. Alistair was our guide for this Highlands Tour and he was so knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the day. My personal favorite spots and sites were Loch Katrine, where there is certainly something magical in the water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Despite a rainy day, our guide Donald kept this a fun and educational day. I was not originally going to go to the Highlands on this trip, so it was nice to be able to get to see some of it as a day-trip from Edinburgh. There is magic in the hairy coos...as we were visiting them, the sun came... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Hairy Coo Tour was the absolute highlight of our trip! My friend and I were only in Edinburgh for three days, but really wanted at least a glimpse of the Highlands and had no access to a car and were hesitant to take a Megabus, as it would only give us a few hours of unguided time in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I went on this this your at the beginning of June and had a blast! We'd definitely recommend it to others. I hadn't fully reviewed the agenda, so I was pleasantly surprised to visit Stirling and the Wallace monument as I didn't know they were part of the tour. It rained that day, but it didn't dampen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was an amazing tour that you pay what you feel it is worth at the end of the tour. The stops include the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Castle, the hairy coos, the William Wallace monument and more! Absolutely don't miss this one!

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