Kelpies tours

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 your Edinburgh city centre hotel, Airbnb or your port. 

For more details about availability phone 0131 549 9785 / 07305-294773 .

Itinerary

  • five hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
  • Explore the world famous Kelpies , a unique tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland
  • the Kelpies are the largest equine sculpture in the world
  • 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
  • day trips from Edinburgh
  • 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 Times

We recommend you turn up at least 30 mins before your booked boat trip.
  • 11.30
  • 12.30
  • 13.40

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 with over one million visitors .

The Kelpies are 30 metre ( 100 feet ) 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 video

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.

For more details about availability phone 0131 549 9785 / 07305-294773 .

Visit the Kelpies gift shop for 50 different photo gifts including t-shirts , throw pillows and prints . Free pickup and dropoff in Edinburgh

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

Callendar House in Falkirk 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 .

This tour costs £150 for a private group of up to four people.

Pictures of Scotland prints of the Kelpies.

Our photo tours of Scotland set off from Edinburgh and feature visits to the top scenic locations in the Highlands of Scotland. Perfect for iPhone and DSLR users with a passion for landscape photography .

For more details about availability phone 0131 549 9785 / 07305-294773 .

Edinburgh transfers

Free pickup and dropoff in Edinburgh

For more details about availability phone 0131 549 9785 / 07305-294773 .

The Kelpies are now a major tourist attraction in Falkirk .

Visit the Kelpies gift shop for 50 different photo gifts including t-shirts , throw pillows, stickers, hoodies and prints of the Kelpies in Falkirk . The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel bring in thousands of visitors to the area every year .

Free pickup and dropoff in Edinburgh

This day trip from Edinburgh is ideal for solo travellers and small groups of up to to 4 people .

Day trip from Edinburgh

Your tour guide/ driver is David . Find out more about him on Tripadvisor

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