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Mills & Modern Wonders: Scotland’s Industrial Heritage Day Trip

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Discover the rich tapestry of the nation’s progress as you explore iconic sites like New Lanark Mills, Falkirk Wheel, and the majestic Kelpies as well as charming mediaeval towns. From historic mills to cutting-edge engineering, this tour celebrates Scotland’s industrial prowess, past, and present.



The Great Tapestry of Scotland
Unravel the threads of Scotland’s storied past at The Great Tapestry of Scotland. This captivating stop weaves together the nation’s history, showcasing pivotal moments through intricate needlework. Explore the artistic tapestry that mirrors the industrial and cultural milestones, providing a vivid backdrop to Scotland’s journey through time.
Just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh, this extraordinary town is anything but ordinary. Boasting breathtaking scenery, vibrant shopping, charming cafés, year-round events, and a plethora of outdoor activities, it ensures constant entertainment. Many have found inspiration in the town’s artistic atmosphere, and you could easily be the next to be captivated by its allure.
Biggar stands as a historic market town nestled on the northern fringe of the Southern Uplands. Maintaining its mediaeval layout since the 15th century, Biggar boasts a charming main street adorned with centuries-old houses, while Biggar Kirk, dating back to the 16th century, adds to its historical allure. Notably linked with significant figures such as William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie, Biggar resonates with echoes of the past.
New Lanark UNESCO Site
Step into the heart of the Industrial Revolution at the New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, the rushing waters of the River Clyde powered the textile mills that transformed Scotland’s industrial landscape. Wander through the well-preserved village and marvel at the historic machinery, gaining insights into the innovative spirit that fueled this hub of industry.
Falkirk Wheel
Witness the marvels of modern engineering at the Falkirk Wheel, a striking example of Scotland’s commitment to innovation. This rotating boat lift connects canals with seamless efficiency, showcasing the fusion of technology and tradition.
Our tour culminates with a visit to The Kelpies, Scotland’s contemporary icons standing tall and proud. These colossal equine sculptures pay homage to the horse-powered industries that shaped the nation’s history. Marvel at the intricate detailing and sheer scale of The Kelpies, emblematic of Scotland’s enduring spirit and its ability to seamlessly blend art, engineering, and industrial heritage.
  • Professional Guide
  • Door to door pick up service
  • Bottled water for passengers
  • Private transportation in luxury Mercedes mini van
  • Live commentary and WiFi on board
  • Entrance/Admission to Attractions
  • Lunch

Can we customise this tour?

Of course! All our tours are fully customisable to fit your individual desires and interests.

Can we start later / earlier?

Absolutely! We are always flexible with start and end times whenever possible.

Are tickets to attractions included?

Yes, for all our day trips tickets to the standard attractions are included in the price.

Do we have WiFi on board?

Yes we do!

Is this tour accessible?

For the most part all of our day tours are accessible. We are always happy to make accommodations and adjustments to the itinerary to make the day easily enjoyable for all.

Do you have baby seats available?

Yes, we are happy to provide infant seats for children under 5, just let us know in advance when one is needed.

Is this tour pet friendly?

Yes, we are happy to bring your furry friends along on our adventures.




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