Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk .
Tours start at 10 am .
Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre , your port or accommodation .
- 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
- Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House
- Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park.
- Travel by saloon car
- Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people
Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.
Falkirk tours are available daily six days a week .
The Kelpies sculptures are made from 600 tonnes of steel and more than 10,000 special fixings, and tower over the nearby M9 motorway.
More than one million people have visited the Kelpies since they were completed in April 2014.
The Helix Park is a major attraction if you visit Falkirk , with 27 kilometres ( 17 miles ) of cycleways and footpaths , making it an ideal resort for families as well as walkers and cyclists. The Park is on the route of the new John Muir Way which goes from Dunbar , Muir’s home town , to the west coast of Scotland . The Helix Park in Grangemouth covers a greenspace of almost 300 hectares. Opening up Scotland’s canal network, the Helix also offers an outdoor recreational area filled with woodland, park, watersports lagoon, pathways, cycleways, and the hugely successful 30 metre landmark sculptures, the Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world
The Helix project has transformed under-used land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a thriving urban greenspace , “The Helix”. This includes a performance area, on which large scale events can be held, facilities for watersports provided by the construction of a large lagoon, all surrounded by play areas and high quality pathways.
The Kelpies have become a major tourist attraction in the same way the Falkirk Wheel is. Sculptor Andy Scott was on hand for the opening, along with Duke, a Clydesdale horse which was one of the models for the 30m (100ft) works. Kelpies gifts can be bought online or ask your driver for details.
Callendar House has just achieved a five-star rating from VisitScotland. The 14th century building, set within Callendar Park and opened to the public in 1996 after centuries as a family home with links to Mary Queen of Scots, has achieved the national tourism organisation’s top-quality award. The House dates back to the 14th century.
We stop for up to an hour at each location .
Tour cost –
£150 for up to four people
- Lunch and refreshments
- Boat trip at the Falkirk Wheel ( not included in tour price ) . Details of tickets and times of this boat trip are on the Scottish canals website
- Gratuities (optional)
Over fifty Kelpies photo gifts of the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel are available for purchase online including souvenir t-shirts, phone cases, prints and throw pillows .Private tours Edinburgh 0131-549-9785 . Looking for day trips Edinburgh ? How about taking an Outlander tour from Edinburgh to visit Jamie Fraser’s home in Scotland’s amazing Outlander film locations ?
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The only way to get inside a Kelpie is on the Helix Kelpies Tour.
You can take a closer look at the world’s largest equine sculptures and go inside to marvel at the complexity and engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art.
The 30-minute guided walking tour takes you through the vision of artist Andy Scott and how history and industry impacted on his designing of these breath-taking 100 feet high sculptures.
the Kelpies are about one mile from the Falkirk town centre . They are well signposted from the M9 motorway . The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world at 100 feet or 30 metres high . At night the Kelpies Falkirk are lit up making a spectacular sight for motorists passing on the M9 motorway
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