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Forth Valley Tourist Route
The Forth Valley Route is like a tour of discovery, following the south bank of the Firth of Forth this route is one of the shorter routes in Scotland at only 43 miles long but it is by no way short on things to do and unbelievable sights to see. You start off at the world famous Forth Rail Bridge built in 1889 towering over you, this is truly an amazing work of engineering and is now a UNESCO world Heritage Site.
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This area is absolutely crammed with unbelievable locations to explore and believe it or not there is another UNESCO world Heritage Site at the Antonine Wall. There is also the world famous Falkirk Wheel which is the first rotating boat lift and the boats are picked up and actually raised 24metres up to the next part of the canal.
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Another amazing feat of engineering are the Kelpies which is an art installation of 2 horses but unbelievably these guys are MASSIVE and tower some 30m above you.
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If you are a fan of history and stories from the past you will certainly not be disappointed with many fascinating castle and ruins along this fantastic tourist route. Linlithgow palace was one of the principal residences of Scotlands monarchs during the 15th and 16th centuries, and if that wasn’t enough as you get to the end of the route you will finish off at Stirling Castle built in the 1400’s and is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland.
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This is a fantastic tourist route, it may not have the unbelievable views of the Highlands, or the dramatic coastline of Fife or up in Aberdeenshire but what it lacks in photographic opportunities, this gem certainly makes up in attractions. A truly fantastic array of world renowned castles, palaces, ruins, sculptures, and engineering firsts.
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