We (family of five, kids, 7, 12, 14) are visiting the UK for the first time this July. We will have four nights and three full days in Edinburgh at the end of our trip. We plan on doing Edinburgh Castle and Rick's Royal Mile walk on Day 1. We'll do the New Town walk on Day 2 and throw in the National Museum, Georgian House, or Brittania, depending on what we feel like at the time.
But, what should we do with Day 3? I was thinking of Stirling, the Kelpies, and maybe the Falkirk Wheel? But I've heard Stirling is similar to Edinburgh Castle? Will the kids be bored? (We will have already visited Windsor, Warwick and Edinburgh by this point). The Kelpies look like a cool photo opp, but not much else. The Falkirk Wheel seems to be recommended, but frankly sounds boring to me (I'm much more into castles or nature). Yet, if it were something great for the kids, I would do it, since they will be putting up with a lot of cathedrals, castles, and what-not.
We are open to other easy day trips from Edinburgh... or perhaps we should stay put and enjoy the city as we will be at the end of a busy 2-week holiday...?