Personalised Day Tour Highlights of linlithgow palace, falkirk and stirling castle:

(Extensions to Loch Lomond are also available)

  • Linlithgow Palace
  • The Kelpies
  • Falkirk Wheel
  • Bannockburn
  • Stirling Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • Blackness Castle
  • Newtown
  • South Queensferry

 

Tour Description

Our tour around central Scotland begins in Linlithgow, during the 15th and 16th centuries, Linlithgow Palace housed various monarchs. The Palace is perched overlooking Linlithgow Loch.  Our next stop is the Kelpies, believed to be shape shifting water spirits inhabiting lochs. These two 30 meters impressive steel sculptures provide a great centre piece to the Helix park area..

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

A short distance away is the Falkirk Wheel, a masterpiece of 2002 engineering sees boats being lifted between the Union Canal and the Forth and Clyde Canal. Depending on our timing, we may see the rotating lift in operation. We head next to Bannockburn, scene of the 1314 battle between Scotland and England. The Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre is a great place to learn more about Scotland's bloody and brutal past, it contains the imposing statue of Robert the Bruce . Heading northwards we come to the imposing Stirling Castle, surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, this Castle was the site of numerous crowning of Scottish Kings and Queens. Within walking distance is the historic medieval church of Holy Rude. Only a short distance away is the Wallace Monument, the monument was built to commemorate the Scottish hero William Wallace, construction started in 1861.

Statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockbun

Statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockbun

Our journey returning to Edinburgh allows us to call into Blackness Castle which was built in the 15th century and uniquely sits on the banks of the River Forth, which provided an excellent location to act as a garrison fortress and former state prison. Just along the road is the small village of Newton where we can stop for more photographs of the Forth estuary and bridge crossings. The final stop is the picturesque town of South Queensferry, which obtained its name from the ferry crossing over the Forth during the reign of Queen Margaret in the 11th century.  The town has a charming cobbled main street with independent and boutique shops and provides an ideal setting for photographs of the river.

Pick Up Time 08:00

Approximate Return Time 18:00

Other attractions that can be substituted:

  • The House of Binns
  • Hopetoun House
  • Callander House
  • The Antonine Wall
  • Cambuskenneth Abbey

Personalised Day Tours start at only £230 (including VAT) for two people.

In order to personalise this tour to meet your needs, we have suggested some alternative attractions that are in the same area as the above itinerary. Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs.

The Falkirk Wheel and 'mini' Kelpies

The Falkirk Wheel and 'mini' Kelpies