The worlds largest equine sculptures. Located next to the Forth & Clyde Canal, standing at 100ft tall and weighing more than 300 tonnes each, the magical Kelpies are a man-made wonder and a feat of engineering. The works of art, created by artist Andy Scott, have become iconic on the landscape after being modelled on real-life icons of times gone by – Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron. The Kelpies represent the lineageof the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of Falkirk.
Warehouse 4 Experience: Hidden away from the outside world, the warehouse experience lets you enjoy an exclusive whisky tasting, straight from our casks. Held in a converted old cooperage which now houses some of our maturing whiskies, this is a unique experience you won’t forget. There is also an opportunity for you to purchase a 20cl bottle filled and labelled by yourself. A tasting of three of our whiskies straight from the cask in Warehouse 4. (Visitors under 18 years old are welcome on the distillery tour, but are not admitted to the W4 experience)
A Scottish Lunch at Ven achar Lochside, a hidden gem on the north shores of Loch Venachar in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park. We offer you an opportunity to experience a little bit of the very best that Scotland has to offer, showcasing our local larder in a relaxed environment. Matching produce from local suppliers, brewers and hedgerows with our beautiful Lochside location in a relaxed and informal environment to create a true Scottish dining experience.
A national landmark, where vi sitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace’s legendary battle-sword – the centerpiece of the magnificent Hall of Heroes, and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown. The National Wallace Monument One of the most distinctive landmarks on the Stirling skyline – The National Wallace Monument commemorates the Scottish patriot and martyr who triumphed over King Edward’s army at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. As you climb towards the crown of the famous tower, each level tells the story of Scotland’s National Hero, and shows how his part in the history of Scotland has been recognised through the generations – The Hall of Arms shows how The Battle of Stirling Bridge was fought and won, and how the weapons of the time were used by Scottish and English warriors, with a film depicting Wallace and Andrew de Moray in conversation after the encounter. The Hall of Heroes tells the story of how Wallace has been acclaimed as Scotland’s first National Hero. The centrepiece in this gallery is the Wallace Sword, which struck fear into the hearts of Wallace’s enemies. Surrounding the sword are the busts of Scottish heroes from Robert the Bruce to Robert Burns, each telling a story about their place in Scotland’s history. On the third floor you can discover the story behind the building of the Monument, and younger visitors will be able to have a go at building their own monument! From the crown of the Monument – the panoramic views stretch out towards Loch Lomond, The Pentland Hills, Fife, and The Firth of Forth.
Finish your Luxury Distillery Expe rience at Stirling Gin Distillery with the “Battle Strength Tour” You will be welcomed to our distillery with a bespoke cocktail, lovingly crafted and beautifully served. Our tour guide will take you through the history of our brand and how we came to own Stirling’s first legal distillery, followed by some of Stirling City’s most fascinating stories. From there you will be shown our still room and bottling and packaging space while getting an in-depth insight into how gin is created and distilled. After this you will be directed to our unique tasting tables where you will be shown how to make the perfect G&T. You will also be given a taste of our stunning gin liqueurs, The Red Cap and The Green Lady, and told about the mythology and history behind their names. Your tour will conclude with a generous sample of our latest creation, Battle Strength Gin. This 55% spirit will be accompanied by a selection of hand-crafted chocolates especially made to suit our gin.
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The Tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.