The Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel by Tartan Tours Scotland

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Our first stop on this tour by Tartan Tours Scotland is at The Kelpies. Standing next to the Clyde and Forth Canal and near the River are the impressive 30 metre high horse head sculptures called The Kelpies. Built in 2013 The Kelpies represent mythical water horses and are to represent the horses role in industry, agriculture and  tow horses for the canals. In the first year alone over 1 million people visited these fantastic sculptures. Andy Scott the sculptor designed The Kelpies with a steel structure and stainless steel cladding and each sculpture weighs in at 300 tonnes.

Once finished at The Kelpies, Tartan Tours Scotland move the tour onto the only rotating boat lift in the world. The Falkirk Wheel, which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal. Opened in 2002 The Falkirk Wheel raises boats 24 metres high. From the visitor centre on the East side of the lower basin there are hourly boat trips which allow you to sample The Falkirk Wheel. Since opening The Falkirk Wheel has attracted 4.4 million visitors of which 1.3 million have taken the boat trip. 

We cater for all your needs, which includes collection, and transportation to both locations, and personal tour guide for the day.

We suggest you allow 3- 4 hours to ensure you make full advantage of this memorable day with Tartan Tours Scotland.  

Maximum tour size - 6 people contact us now for details and availability

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Tartan Tours Scotland a Kelpie
Tartan Tours Scotland The Falkirk Wheel in action
At The Kelpies the brand new Helix Visitor Centre has just been opened and gives all visitors the opportunity to purchase gifts and souvenirs and browse the new exhibition space. There is also the opportunity to take The Kelpies Tour, the 45 min tour allows to you see the vision of Andy Scott, the local history and finish with you being able to experience a Kelpie from the inside and see the fantastic design of The Kelpies for yourself. For our younger visitors there is the Adventure Zone and Splash Area, from age 2 and over the wooden play area is great way for the kids to have fun in the Adventure Zone . The Splash Area is a fantastic fun filled activity for all ages to run through, we do suggest you bring  a change of dry clothing and towels with you for this activity.

At The Falkirk Wheel you can enjoy a walk along the canals, or take one of the boat trips  which includes going on The Falkirk Wheel and last about 1 hour. Many visitors just sit back and watch this magnificent mechanical marvel and then take advantage of the gift shop for a further opportunity to purchase gifts and souvenirs.

The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel are part of Scotland's modern history and Tartan Tours Scotland are delighted to offer this tour opportunity to all visitors to Scotland.

To check availability of this tour please contact Tartan Tours Scotland using our contact page and we will be only too happy to arrange a fantastic private tour just for you while you holiday in Scotland.

Or why not look at some of our other tours that are offered by Tartan Tours Scotland, William Wallace, Inveraray, Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, Bannockburn and Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow. Get that Braveheart Felling with William Wallace, Inveraray with its stunning Castle, Stirling Castle dating back to 1400s, Loch Lomond with its Bonnie Bonnie banks, Bannockburn with Robert The Bruce and Ocean Terminal Greenock, Glasgow for our cruise ship visitors. All fantastic day trips and remember we can design your very own tour with Tartan Tours Scotland, just contact us with your requirements and we will do the rest.