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Falkrik Wheel? Other day trips?

Hi all:

My oldest son is doing a soccer thing in Glasgow for a week in August - leaving the rest of us (me, husband, and 10 year old son) looking for things to do in and around Glasgow.

Looking at the Falkirk wheel? Looks pretty cool, something my son would be interested in, plus the play area and water play area... thoughts?

Also, Perth and Dundee aren;t too far - are those worth it?

Should note that we already are planning to go to Stirling, Loch Lomand, and Edinburgh...


Posted by
1829 posts

You could visit the Kelvingrove Museum. Its one of the best in Scotland and has many young people interactive activities. If you are interested in an indepth guide to Glasgow and Scotland buy a copy of Rough Guide Scotland. It will help you save time trying to find things to do while you are there.

Posted by
5562 posts

I think that the Falkirk Wheel is a brilliant idea.

In ten plus trips I've only been to Perth once, and that was to buy a new watch when I lost mine--days before phones! And I've only driven past Dundee. I think I would do Arran as someone suggested here or another thread.

Will you have a car? Have you seen Monty Python's Search of the Holy Grail or been watching Outlander? Both were filmed at Castle Doune, which is in Doune near the Trossachs. And at Loch Katrine you can do a Steamship ride about the Loch. You can rent a bike and bike back.

Posted by
3091 posts

Another vote for Falkirk and The Kelvingrove ! The wheel is a fabulous feat of engineering and well worth a visit . As far as the Kelvingrove , I disagree with Monte on one point , it's not just one of the best museums in Scotland , but one of the best anywhere , bar none ! We spent a whole day there this past Autumn , and loved every minute . When you visit Stirling Castle , be sure to spend adequate time in the beautifully restored Renaissance Palace of James V . Among the delights are the recently completed reproductions of the Unicorn Tapestries which took fourteen years to contrive . ,