Greenock Shore Excursion
This Greenock tour includes the magnificent Stirling Castle followed by a lunch break in the town of Stirling and then a boat ride on a modern marvel, the Falkirk Wheel.
After meeting your private guide at the pier you immediately depart for Stirling, and its famous castle. Stirling Castle is built on a rocky outcrop offering commanding views for many miles around. It was built as an almost impregnable fortification, and visitors can explore many aspects of its long military history, particularly during the Wars of Independence in the 1300s. But it was also an important and luxurious royal palace. Visitors today can gain an insight into the life of Scotland's royal court, especially that of James V.
After your memorable tour of Stirling Castle, you enjoy a short visit to the town of Stirling which many believe is the "best small city" in Scotland. While you are here you have free time for lunch in a local pub.
This afternoon you travel to Falkirk and its famous Falkirk Wheel, a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The Millennium Link was an ambitious 84.5 Million GB Pound project with the objective of restoring navigability across Scotland on the historic canals, providing a corridor of regenerative activity through central Scotland. What was required was a method of connecting these two canals by way of a boat lift. British Waterways were keen to present a visionary solution taking full advantage of the opportunity to create a truly spectacular and fitting structure that would suitably commemorate the Millennium and act as an iconic symbol for years to come.
While you are at the wheel, you enjoy a boat trip on specially designed boats which start at The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Center. The journey starts by sailing into the bottom gondola of The Wheel, which then makes a graceful sweep, lifting the boat up to join the Union Canal about 100 feet above. The ascent takes approximately 15 minutes, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the stunning views of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Once lifted, the boat sails smoothly from The Wheel onto the Union Canal. This passes along the aqueduct, through the 550 foot Roughcastle Tunnel and under the historic Antonine Wall, a World Heritage site. The boat will then return for an effortless descent that gently carries the boat down over the Visitor Center, and safely back into the basin by the boardwalk.
At the end of the day you return to the pier in Glasgow.
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
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