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Explore Scotland

When you’ve explored every nook and crannie of Edinburgh and it’s time to hit the road, why not explore Scotland and its many wonderful places to see with one of the following tour companies: 

Explore Scotland

  • RABBIES | Rabbie’s Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place | T: 0131 226 3133 | Rabbie’s multi-award winning small group tour programme around Scotland shows you the very best of Scotland, including the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Oban, Isle of Skye, Islay, Mull, Inverness, Iona, Orkney, Scottish Borders, Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling and the Outer Hebrides.
  • GRAY LINE TOURS | 81 Salamander Street (pick up available) | T: 0131 555 5558 | With a Gray Line Tour you can sit back, relax and let our experienced driver/guides take you on an unforgettable tour of Scotland. Our guides are enthusiastic, passionate and proud Scots who are eager to show you their country. All this is from the comfort of our luxury air conditioned coaches.
  • HIGHLAND EXPERIENCE TOURS | No 1 Parliament Sq, Royal Mile| T: 0131 226 1414 | Highland Experience Tours offer day trips to locations in Scotland as well as longer tours of up to 8 days across the whole of the country.
  • SCOTTISH TOURS | The Hub, Royal Mile | T: 0141 237 4294 | With Scottish Tours you can choose to visit Loch Ness and Inverness or Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond – both popular one-day tours. Or why not travel further afield, on one of our short break tours. The beauty of the Isle of Skye, the remote yet picturesque surroundings of the Applecross Peninsula and nature watching in a lonely Highland glen are just some of the delights that await you when you choose a short break tour with Scottish Tours.
  • HEART OF SCOTLAND TOURS | T: 0779 533 7778 | Small Groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus.  Our guided tours have been specially designed to give you lots of variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see.
  • DISCOVER SCOTLAND | Bus Stand EZ Waterloo Place | T: 0141 887 6777 | Discover Scotland Tours 1 day trips and 3 day tours take you to some of the most beautiful, historic and inspiring places in Scotland. Our guests enjoy guaranteed departures, our unique hotel pick up service and a modern fleet of small luxury Mercedes coaches.
  • TIMBERBUSH TOURS |  green Ensign Ewart pub, 521-523 Lawnmarket | T: 0131 226 6066 | Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly Driver-Guides will take you on a journey of discovery through Scotland’s most scenic glens, lochs and mountains.  You’ll learn all about the legends of Scottish history – William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and more – whilst exploring the very lands they once roamed.
  • SCOTLINE TOURS | 87 High Street, Royal Mile | T: 0131 557 0162 | You will have an unforgettable travel experience discovering a country full of history, culture and legends. Our luxury air-conditioned coaches will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world; from Glencoe and Loch Ness to Isle of Skye and Loch Lomond.
  • HAGGIS ADVENTURES | 60 High Street, Royal Mile | T: 0131 557 9393 | Our mission is to make each trip we run the best yet. We love travel and travelling with like-minded people. It’s all about getting out there and doing stuff, discovering new things and having a blast with the people you travel with. We’ve picked up a few awards along the way and that’s because we have a legendary team of who are passionate about what they do. Get ready for THE best time of your travels.

The Office and Reception Teams at Castle View Guest House would be happy to help you with your tour bookings, why not give us a call on 0131 226 5784 to discuss your plans and we’ll be able to help with advance bookings.

OUR QUEENS GUEST HOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED!Due to the pandemic emergency that is affecting the tourist industry, we have sadly decided to make the Queens Guest House inoperative until further notice.

Dear Valued Guest,

After the announcement by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and subsequent conference from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, we are writing to you letting you know the immediate impact of these announcements.

As you are aware the last six months since the Covid-19 pandemic struck the hospitality and tourism sector has been disproportionately affected. We were hoping that by now we would be seeing restrictions easing and the recovery of the tourism sector. However, this has not been the case; visitor numbers to the city have collapsed. And with further tightening of restrictions, possibly running on for another six months, well into next year, there is no end in sight.

Therefore we have made the difficult but only viable decision, to shut down for the Autumn and Winter period. With the number of infections rising exponentially and little or no sign of recovery in terms of tourist and guest numbers, then there is no way we can remain open and financially viable.

If you have a booking with us, or a voucher to redeem then please contact us in the spring, we are hoping that we can reopen again, on April 1st 2021.

We can imagine that this may be a difficult time for our guests, and this news will not be easy to digest, but currently, there is no viable business or means to remain open. We are hoping things will have significantly improved by April 2021. It also means we and our potential guests have clarity for the winter season and into next year.

Kind regards,


 CVH hotels.