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Why Choose
Thistlestop Tours?

Why Choose Thistlestop Tours?

As a publican born and raised in Edinburgh, I have a passion for my country’s history, its landscapes and the stories of the people who shaped our nation. Visitors who come to my pub, the Thistle Street Bar, will ask me about Scotland’s scenery and history, where to go and how to get there so I thought “why don’t we just take you there ourselves?” And so Thistlestop Tours were born.

I believe that the best way to get to know the real Scotland is through the eyes of a local who appreciates the true meaning of Scottish hospitality; someone with a passion for history and storytelling but who can separate fact from fiction – someone who can take you to places both on and off the beaten track.

Why not come with me and we’ll explore our beautiful country together?

Robert Shepherd

Thistlestop Tours


Here are just a handful of places we visit on our tours of Scotland.

Your Dream Tour
Starts Here

Your Dream Tour Starts Here

Tell us about your perfect trip around Scotland and let Thistlestop Tours make it happen.