The Kelpies , Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland
The Kelpies , Helix Park, Falkirk , Scotland © Private tours Edinburgh

Day trip to Falkirk to visit the Falkirk Wheel and the world famous Kelpies

From £75 PER ADULT

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January — December

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Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk . The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world. Five hour private tour around Falkirk for up to 4 passengers. Falkirk tours available daily 7 days a week .

Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk . Phone 07305-294773 for more details

Tours start at 10 am weekdays and 11.30 pm weekends

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or your port. 

Itinerary

  • 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
  • Explore the world famous Kelpies , a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland
  • the Falkirk Wheel , a unique rotating boat lift
  • historic Callendar House featuring a working kitchen
  • Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of four people
  • phone 07305-294773 for more details

Falkirk Wheel

Explore the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk in 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 ) . Boat Trip TimesWe recommend you turn up at least 30 mins before your booked boat trip.
  • 11.30
  • 12.30
  • 14.00
Winter Opening Hours

1st November 2018 to March 2019

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm

Winter Opening Hours

1st November 2018 to March 2019

The Wheel is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm

The world famous Kelpies

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

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 .


Callendar House has just received 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. 

 For categories including core experience, catering, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency and cleanliness it reached “exceptional” standard following a Quality Assurance visit. 

The house is a credit to the local area and is a fantastic free day out. It features art, history, interactive fun and a warm welcome from the team, all set within beautiful parklands. Also possibly the best cakes in Falkirk in the tearoom.

The House, which sits along a stretch of the Antonine Wall, is also a member of VisitScotland’s Taste Our Best and VIP schemes. It boasts a working 19th century kitchen where costumed staff create an interactive experience for visitors and offer samples of early 1800s food as well as a museum which details the story of the house and area covering the 11th to 19th centuries. 

 Falkirk’s tourism offering going from strength to strength as it becomes the third five-star attraction in the area. 

Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

We stop for up to an hour at each location .

Lunch , refreshments and the boat trip over the Falkirk Wheel are not included in the tour price .

Pictures of Scotland prints of the Kelpies

Contact details

Private tours Edinburgh
40 Dunvegan Place
Polmont
Falkirk
Scotland
FK2 0NX
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport
Length
½
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Architecture City History Outdoor Activities Photography Walking Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From

  • £75 Per adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Private tours Edinburgh

Private tours Edinburgh offers professional tours of Scotland with an expert guide on hand to give advice, information and assistance . Our Outlander tours feature visits to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ) & Castle Leoch (Doune Castle). Our five castles tours feature Doune Castle, Stirling Castle , Linlithgow Palace, Midhope castle & Blackness Castle. Our Falkirk tour features a visit to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel . Our whisky tours feature a visit to a Highland distillery. Private transfers from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews and Fife .Phone 07305-294773 for more details

Opening Times

9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday

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