the Kelpies , Falkirk and Stirling Castle winter tours, Day tours from Edinburgh

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the Kelpies , Falkirk , Scotland

The Kelpies and Stirling Castle winter tour Scotland

On our winter tour we visit a unique Scottish castle - Stirling Castle , the amazing Kelpies with a festive skating rink and the Falkirk Wheel , small private group tours of Scotland. Five star reviews, Unique Day tours from Edinburgh

Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a winter tour from Edinburgh of a historic castle and the Kelpies in Scotland ?

An ancient Scottish castle and the Kelpies feature in this tour – 

  •  Stirling Castle 
  • the Kelpies in Falkirk
  • the Falkirk Wheel

Normal pickup point is your hotel in Edinburgh city centre. Six hour private tour around Falkirk and Stirling for up to four passengers. Tours start at 10 am weekdays .

Lowest price guarantee - superb online prices , 30% below any other Online travel agents .

Check out our five star reviews for this private tour.

Itinerary

  • 6 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk and Stirling
  • Explore the world famous Falkirk Kelpies , a unique tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland
  • visit Stirling Castle , home of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stewart kings of Scotland
  • watch the Falkirk Wheel turn , a unique boat lift
  • Take in unique views of the historic Stirling and Doune Castle
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people

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Our unique range of Scottish travel mugs , gifts and stickers are available online . Private tour gift vouchers are also available .

1 The world famous Kelpies

The Kelpies sculptures are the largest works of art in Scotland , designed by Andy Scott. Day tours from Edinburgh of the Kelpies .

The Kelpies sculptures are the largest equine sculptures in the world and they have become Scotland’s best known cultural landmark with over two million visitors .

The Kelpies are getting a festive skating rink for the first time this Christmas .

 Tickets are now on sale for a family friendly Christmas skating rink beside the iconic sculptures that will be open from December 16 to January 7.

The Kelpies are 30 metre high sculptures of Clydesdale horses , a unique tribute to the work horses of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the freight barges and coalships along the canals of Scotland in the nineteenth century . Canals shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area. The Kelpies are the centrepiece of the Helix Park in Falkirk .

The Kelpies have become the most famous equine sculptures in the world . But now they have been given another name to make them more attractive to Chinese tourists.

VisitBritain, which markets the UK abroad, has dubbed them ‘Kai Po Ju Ma’ in China – which translates as “glorious armoured giant horses”.

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2 The Falkirk Wheel

Visit the only rotating boat lift in the world . Explore the Falkirk Wheel on our Private Falkirk tours. The Falkirk Wheel replaced nine locks on the Union Canal , saving travellers half a day on the journey to Edinburgh . The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift in the world , designed to transfer boats from the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal . A boat trip over the Falkirk Wheel is available from April to November ( not included in the tour price ) .

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Built on an extinct volcano , Stirling is one of the most popular castles in Scotland

From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond . The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .

Stirling Castle is not only one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles, it was also a real favourite with Scotland’s Stewart kings and queens. James IV created the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland, and James V’s Royal Palace, with its lavishly decorated Renaissance façades, was a masterpiece of the period. Mary Queen of Scots grew up in the Royal Palace .

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most popular and iconic castles due to a combination of its historical significance, architectural splendor, strategic location, and cultural importance.

Historical Significance:

Stirling Castle's history is deeply intertwined with the nation's. It has been a key military stronghold throughout the centuries due to its strategic position, perched atop Castle Hill, a volcanic crag, and commanding the surrounding landscape, including the vital River Forth crossing. It was the site of many significant events in Scottish history, including the nearby Battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn, key victories during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Many Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots.

Architectural Magnificence:

The castle is a showcase of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. The Great Hall, Royal Palace, and Chapel Royal are just some examples of the grandeur of the castle's construction, representing the pinnacle of Scotland's medieval architecture. The intricate stonework and preservation of these structures offer a glimpse into the craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibilities of the time. Unique Day tours from Edinburgh.

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Cultural Resonance:

Stirling Castle is a symbol of Scottish independence and national pride. It has been a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens. The castle's Renaissance Royal Palace was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI, who became the first monarch of both Scotland and England. The castle's history is rich with tales of intrigue, power, and royal lifestyle, making it a captivating site for anyone interested in Scotland's past.

Panoramic Views:

The castle offers some of the best panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can look out over the battlefields of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn, the Wallace Monument, and the winding River Forth. The strategic importance of its location is immediately apparent and underscores why this castle was so integral to the control of Scotland.

Cultural Activities and Restoration:

Stirling Castle is not just a static monument; it is a living site of Scottish culture. It hosts various events, reenactments, and performances that bring its storied past to life. Meticulous restorations, especially of the Royal Palace's interiors, have been undertaken to return them to their sixteenth-century appearance, offering visitors a truly immersive historical experience.

The refurbishment of the Great Hall was completed ten years ago . A particular feature of the Great Hall is stained glass windows featuring clan crests . A number of banquets and concerts are held in the Hall throughout the year .

This castle is managed by Historic Environment Scotland ( Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba ) , a government agency . Ticket income is used to maintain the castle.

Alongside our normal choice of tours , Private Custom Tours Edinburgh also offers bespoke private tours and one day Outlander tours customised to the requirements of each customer .

  • Exclusive private custom tours for up to four people
  • professional driver / guide
  • Bespoke itinerary based on your interests


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Inclusions

  • professional driver / guide
  • air conditioned sedan car
  • 3 USB charging points

Exclusions

  • lunch
  • entrance tickets
  • gratuities

Each tour features

  • music - TV / film themes and Scottish music
  • photography - we help customers to take the best possible pictures on their trip
  • information abut Scottish culture and arts
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Kelpies and Castle tours can be booked by phone / Whatsapp +447305-294773.

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Desde £90 por adulto


Día de salida

  • Lunes
  • Martes
  • Miércoles
  • Jueves
  • Viernes
  • Sábado
  • Domingo

Noviembre — Enero

Datos de contacto

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Tour information

Salida

  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • Glasgow Airport
  • Glasgow City Centre

Duración

1 Day

Transporte

  • Driver guide

Tipología

  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)

Idiomas

  • English

Temática

  • Ancestry
  • Castles
  • Film and TV
  • History
  • Literature

Precio


Desde £90 Por adulto

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Private Tours Edinburgh offers custom tours of Scotland with a professional guide on hand to give advice & information . Our four castles tours of Scotland including Stirling are five star rated . Outlander & Blood of my Blood tours to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones & James Bond tours. Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Custom tours of Scotland .Shore excursions. Five star reviews . Private Tours Edinburgh distillery tours.Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers and availability

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