Cruise to Edinburgh with Falkirk Hire Boats

Canal cruise to Edinburgh

Start your holiday boat holiday by cruising to our capital city, Edinburgh.

You would begin your journey by riding up through the Falkirk Wheel, an experience not to be missed. You would join the Wheel on a aqueduct,  which will then rotate and bring you to join the Union Canal. You pass through two sets of locks just above it, which will then sets you along your journey, which is lock free throughout its entire length.

You’ll cruise through the 690 years Falkirk Tunnel which is very dark and spooky and then over the Avon and Almond aqueducts with some breathtaking scenery – have your camera ready!

Pass through the historic Burgh of Linlithgow, where you can stop for provisions, some sightseeing at the Palace, sample some local produce at, The Auld Hole in the Wall or simply enjoy a light refreshment at The Star & Garter, one of Linlithgow’s many watering holes! We know too well that it’s thirsty work taking in all the scenery and wildlife on your exciting journey.

Resume your journey passing through Broxburn then Ratho where you can stop and watch the world go by at The Old Bridge Inn. Known to have Pub quizzes and Karaoke and not to forget the fantastic food on offer using the finest local produce. Make sure you check them out before your trip to ensure you’re not disappointed.

Your cruise will eventually take you into the heart of historic Edinburgh, with all that it has to offer. Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, and Edinburgh Castle & The Royal Mile are within easy walking distance of the canal basin. You can dis-embark for the day and there are so many things you can do and see in our beautiful capital city. See our main page for some suggestions on how to spend your day in Edinburgh.

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