Timberbush Tours

  • Blair Castle

    Blair Castle

  • Falls of Dochart

    Falls of Dochart

  • Loch Lubnaig

    Loch Lubnaig


Blair Atholl and the Central Highlands

Enjoy an adventure to the Central Highlands of Scotland on our Blair Atholl and the Central Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Visit the charming town of Blair Atholl and explore Blair Castle, see jaw dropping scenery at the Falls of Dochart, Queen's View and Loch Lubnaig, and spend some timein the town of Callander; Gateway to the Highlands. 

Tour Details

Tues & Sun (Apr - Oct)
Leaves at:
Returns by:

What's included?

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)

Not included?

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink



Departing Edinburgh, our Central Highlands tour begins with a journey to the small town of Dunkeld in Perth and Kinross. Situated on the River Tay, its beautiful cathedral is worth a visit. Part church, part ruin, the cathedral features the tomb of the notoriously cruel 'Wolf of Badenoch'. Spend time here to explore the cathedral (free entry) and the picturesque town before we travel on to Blair Castle.

We travel further into the Central Highlands to the village of Blair Atholl in Perthshire. In the midst of the Grampian Mountains, its most famous feature is Blair Castle*, one of Scotland's stately homes and the last castle to be besieged in 1746 during the last Jacobite rising. Spend two hours in Blair Atholl, enough time to explore its castle and beautiful gardens, or simply wander the town and enjoy some lunch.

  • To get an insight into the history of Scotland and the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands, this day tour is definitely worthwhile.

    - felixkimble, travelled April 2019

After leaving Blair Atholl, our tour will pause for photos at Queen's View, a famous vantage point in Pitlochry with one of the most iconic panoramic views in Scotland, enjoyed by Queen Isabella and Queen Victoria. Afterwards, our Central Highlands Tour continues past Loch Tay to the Falls of Dochart; a beautiful waterfall that flows through the Highland town of Killin. We spend time here enjoying the atmospheric scenery before a short photo stop at Loch Lubnaig and onwards to the town of Callander.

Callander lies immediately south of the Highland boundary fault and is historically a meeting point between the Highlands and Lowlands. Take time to explore the Gateway to the Highlands and enjoy some refreshments before we make our journey home to Edinburgh, where our Central Highlands tour ends.



Blair Castle

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one day Scotland tour from Edinburgh

Our tours depart from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

View a map of our departure point here.

You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Rates for your optional extras are as follows:

From April 2019:

  • Blair Castle (House & Gardens option): £13.00 adults, £11.25 students & seniors, £8.30 children
  • Blair Castle (Gardens only option): £7.70 adults, £7.70 students & seniors, £3.50 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.

The above rates are valid from April 2019. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day.  If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your one day tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

You can also view and download translations by clicking here.

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months! 

We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.


  • Blair Castle
  • Loch Lubnaig
  • Queen's View
  • Falls of Dochart

Tour Photographs

  • Flowers, trees and pond of Blair Castle GardensBlair Castle Gardens
  • The exterior and grounds of the ruins of Dunkeld CathedralDunkeld Cathedral
    James McDowall
  • The Falls of Dochart and bridge near Killin in the Scottish Highlands in autumnFalls of Dochart
    Krause Johansen
  • An elevated view of Loch Tay in the central highlands of ScotlandLoch Tay