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The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour

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Address: Brodies Close 304 Lawnmarket | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 516 4198
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Free Day Tour of the Scottish Highlands. We believe everyone should be able...

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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Prepare yourself for a perfect day out in a comfortable bus. We joined the tour on a Sunday-morning at 8:45 am and arrived in Edinburgh at 5:30 pm. While Paddy - our tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Moosaysthecoo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Prepare yourself for a perfect day out in a comfortable bus. We joined the tour on a Sunday-morning at 8:45 am and arrived in Edinburgh at 5:30 pm. While Paddy - our tour guide - drove us around, he told breathtaking stories about Scotland and the sceneries we were visiting. There were no awkward silences, because when Paddy was not... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So here we are.... once again. This was my 2nd time in Scotland AND with the Hairy Coo. There are no much words to explain: but it was F A N T A S T I C! Ironically I had an complete "different" tour this time as last time. Yes, the sights and tour stayed the same BUT it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful tour! A great taster of what the highlands have to offer. Our tour guide, Ryan, was knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so fun that it was actually sad when it was about to end. The guide was really engaging all throughout the trip. The trip was fun and very informative.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Edinburgh for the first time in my life and my sister recommended the hairy coo highlands tour for me and my mother. I had such a wonderful time! Our tour guide made the trip very interesting while giving us an interesting and detailed history lesson about each location, castle and place that we visited. Of course the best... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello Nelani_DC Thank you for taking the time to leave our tour such a wonderful review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your day with us. More 

montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out of Edinburgh -- short hike to waterfall, Wallace Monument, Douane Castle and the Scottish Wool Centre. And lets not forget the Coos!! Highlights for our family were Douane Castle, the hike and the Coos as well as the Wool Centre. Lots of interesting stops and ways to stretch your legs. Guide was flexible and adjusted for weather... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hi buildingmom, It sounds like you had a great day with us, hopefully we can welcome you back to Scotland soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've done other bus tours, and I've done the highlands on my own. This was a trip with family who had never been. Such a great day! The schedule was well paced, never too much time on the bus, and the amount of stops and sights was really impressive. Two teens with me, they were big fans. I love the... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Thank you erie9419 for your 5 star review, it means a lot to us. We're glad you all enjoyed your day out with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By the end of our tour, Donald our tour guide felt like an old friend. We came to Scotland in the aftermath of the US Election 0f 2016, and it was quite refreshing to hear his take on "our" Donald and the state of politics in the UK. It was so great to spend time in a rational country for... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hi there william c, Thank you for taking the time to leave Donald and our tour such a nice review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first holiday in 11 years, and first time in Scotland. Our B & B host recommended this tour and was full of excitement whilst sharing his experience. I can definitely share his excitement, now we've had the tour as well! On the 26th of August, we got on at Haymarket train station, opposite the Bagpipe shop. As... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hello MissMoDi, Thank you for such a great review, We'll pass on your kind words to Paddy, he'll be very pleased. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the free tour, you pay what you think it was worth at the end of the day. This tour affords a chance to see some of the beautiful Scottish countryside. Some good stops, the highlights for us being Doune castle (since we're Python fans) and the hairy coos. They have a deal with a farm so the tourists... More 

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Russell S, Manager at The Hairy Coo - Free Scottish Highlands Tour, responded to this review

Hi jsm317, Thank you for your review it sounds like a good day was had by all, even the Coos! More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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