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

From £90 per adult

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Our private group visits a unique Scottish castle - Stirling Castle , the amazing Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel , small private group tours of Scotland

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

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 .

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

   Private tours Edinburgh Phone +44131-549-9785 for more details or contact us online .

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.

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”.

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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.

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 .

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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


Kelpies and Castle tours can be booked by phone / Whatsapp +447305-294773.

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Contact details

Private tours Edinburgh Scotland
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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Private Tours Edinburgh offers professional tours of Scotland with an expert guide on hand to give advice & information . Outlander tours to 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. Whisky and castles tour .Shore excursions.Private Tours Edinburgh also offers distillery tours.Phone / text / Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers and availability

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