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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Everything and more that you can expect from a day tour. Right amount of everything (information, culture, beautiful sights) along with the nicest tour guide.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I am a student studying abroad in Edinburgh and I had only been in the country for a few weeks. Eager to get out and see the countryside, and living on a college student budget, The Hairy Coo tour was the best option. Even in the winter when everything is dead, it was still beautiful and our guide, Alastair, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Whenever I hear someone is going to Edinburgh, I recommend this tour. My friends and I came here during a volunteer year so we needed to save every penny possible... the tour guide was so friendly and was really just focused on getting everyone to love Scotland as he does. We felt so guilty we didn't have more money to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just took the tour .you need to know that the main paid tours of Scotland from Edinburgh are Scottish highlands, glencoe, and of course the famous loch Ness.all these attractions are in one whole day tour and offered by different companies for around 40 pounds. But in this free tour you only see 3 hours worth of highlands(which was still... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We loved every moment of this tour. Our guide Alastair was friendly, informative and entertaining. The hairy coos were adorable!!!!! You can touch them!!!! Loch Katrine was beautiful and the audio guide at the Doune Castle is a must for Monty Python fans!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I took The Hairy Coo’s Highland Tour. While this is not the Free Tour that they offer, I was compelled to write a review because it was so worth the time and money spent. Our guide for the day was Donald who I believe is also the owner, is not only lively but also very informative. It is a well... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked this on line before coming to city, so glad we did.The whole day was great apart from a drop of rain.Our guide was Donald what a mine of information he was ,there was never a dull moment.Some really funny quotes and lots of wonderfull historic facts,he also put us right on the fake Hollywood film depictions of Braveheart... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's insane for a company to exist for this long doing day tours in Scotland. Our guide Donald was knowledgeable and funny throughout our ride to and from the central highlands. He was able to give us a lot of historical background on places we were visiting via his microphone in the front while navigating the winter terrain of Scotland,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I couldn't think why anyone would choose another tour company than The Hairy Coo. I took my boyfriend from Czech Republic on this tour and we had so much fun, there is loads of stops and enough time at each to explore and see the sights. Our tour guide Donald was really funny, SO knowledgable and friendly. The tour has... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Awesome Tour, Highlands are beautiful, and Donald is amazing. Super fun, looking foward to do it in the summer :)

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