Falkirk Wheel tours – visit the amazing Wheel

Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk . Tours start at 10 am weekdays and 11.30 am weekends. Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or your accommodation or port . Five hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk.
Your guide will give you tips on the best viewpoints for photographs at each location .

Kelpies at Helix park , Grangemouth

Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk .

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Callendar House tours

Tours start at 10 am weekdays and 11.30 am weekends

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or the airport

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 in the 19th century
  • the Falkirk Wheel , a unique rotating boat lift
  • historic Callendar House featuring a working Georgian kitchen
  • Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
  • Travel by saloon car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of four people

The Kelpies  in the Helix Park opened to the public on  21st April 2014  . The park opened with a  night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark. The aim is to provide an iconic landmark and tourist attraction for Falkirk . Drivers on the M9 can’t miss the 30 metre high sculptures as they drive past .

 Falkirk Wheel tours
Falkirk Wheel tours

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

Historic Callendar House is 500 years old and features a working Georgian kitchen. It is a five star attraction accredited by Visitscotland .

We stop for up to an hour at each location .

The tour costs £150 for private groups up to four people .

Phone 07305-294773 for more details or contact us online .

Lunch and refreshments are not included in the price.

Find out more about Falkirk tours on Visitscotland

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Falkirk Wheel tours

The Falkirk Wheel is a unique boat lift which transfers canal boats from the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal.

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The Falkirk Wheel is an amazing piece of engineering. Tours to the Falkirk Wheel can be booked online .

Watch this Falkirk Wheel video

The Falkirk Wheel has made a great contribution to the image of Scotland and is now an intrinsic part of the Lowland canals and a perfect symbol of their renaissance and the broad economic, social and environmental public value they together deliver.

The proposal to reopen the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal first became a real possibility in the early 1990s but the question mark was how to join the two to create the Millennium Link – a canal network enabling travel from Edinburgh to Glasgow, while regenerating the communities along the waterways.

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the Falkirk Wheel videos

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View more Falkirk Wheel pictures

Dr Hargreaves added: “When planning the Millennium Link, we wanted an extraordinary design which could become an icon affirming that the 18th century canal system is back and have an important role to play in travel in the 21st century.
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 will also offer an outdoor recreational area filled with woodland, park, watersports lagoon, pathways, cycleways, and the iconic 30 metre high landmark sculptures, the Kelpies.

Falkirk Wheel tours can be booked on 07305-294773 .
The Kelpies  in the Helix Park opened to the public on  21st April 2014  . The park opened with a  night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark. The aim is to provide an iconic landmark and tourist attraction for Falkirk . Drivers on the M9 can’t miss the 30 metre high sculptures as they drive past .

Visit the Kelpies and the Queen Elizabeth II canal

The Queen has visited Scotland’s iconic Kelpies with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The royal couple arrived at the sculpture by barge after leading a flotilla of boats along a newly-finished section of a waterway

After disembarking the Queen unveiled plaque naming it the Queen Elizabeth II Canal. . The canal goes from the Falkirk Wheel down to the Kelpies and out to the River Forth .

Kelpies creator Andy Scott discussed his work with the Queen during the event on Wednesday morning.

He said: “The Queen was asking me about the history of the project and the relationship with the Clydesdale horses.

“The Duke was particularly interested in the internal structure, the engineering, the fabrication that went on.”

The event could be the royal couple’s last joint engagement before Prince Philip retires from public life.
The canal goes in between the two Kelpies and out to the River Forth .

Visit the Kelpies and the Queen Elizabeth II canal.
Taxi transfers from Edinburgh Airport to the Kelpies take about 25 minutes . Phone 07576-127097 for bookings .

Fixed price taxi fares