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Doune Castle , Kelpies and castles tours
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The Kelpies and castles tour -Stirling Castle ,Doune Castle from Private Tours Edinburgh

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Our private group visits two unique Scottish castles - Stirling Castle and Doune Castle plus the amazing Kelpies in Falkirk

Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of two historic castles and the Kelpies ?

Two ancient Scottish castles and the Kelpies feature in this tour – 

  •  Stirling Castle 
  • Doune Castle ( Monty Python, Outlaw King and Outlander )
  • the Kelpies in Falkirk

  

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

Itinerary

  • 5 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 Doune Castle and find out about its five claims to movie fame
  • visit Stirling Castle , home of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stewart kings of Scotland
  • Take in unique views of the historic Stirling and Doune Castle
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people

 

1 The world famous Kelpies

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

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

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”.


2 Doune Castle

Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .

It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.

Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.

Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.

 

 

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.

From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). 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.

Major conservation work has been carried out at Stirling Castle over many years to preserve the attraction as a major national and international monument. The refurbishment of the Great Hall was completed a couple of 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 .

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

1 The Kelpies

Kelpies and Castle tours can be booked on

Toll free number 1-866-233-2644 or online.

Phone Private tours Edinburgh on 07305-294773 for details and bookings .

More details phone 07305-294773 .

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Contact details

Private tours Edinburgh
53 Princes Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH2 2ER
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport Glasgow Airport Glasgow City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Castles Film and TV History Literature

Tour prices

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  • £90 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 . Phone /text +447305-294773 for more details of special offers for December . Outlander tours visit Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones tour to Doune Castle. Four castles tour including Stirling Castle is five star rated .Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Falkirk tour to the Kelpies & the Falkirk Wheel .Shore excursions.Private Tours Edinburgh also offers bespoke private tours

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