Drive the Forth Valley Route

The Forth Valley Route is just one of Scotland’s iconic self-drive itineraries. Easily accessible from the capital of Edinburgh it is great for those who want to leave the city for a day or two and experience more that Scotland has to offer. The route finishes in the city of Stirling (or starts depending which way you approach it!).

The route will take you to the Forth Bridge, Blackness Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Bo’Ness and Kinneil Railway, the Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel, the battle experience at Bannockburn and Stirling Castle – just to name a few! The Falkirk Wheel is undoubtedly on the mind of any visitor to this region, as one of Scotland’s most exciting examples of 21st century engineering, and makes for a fantastic day out for all the family with a children activity zone, mini canal and water play park, water zorbing, canoeing, boat trips, cycle hire and woodland walks.

The route is 43 miles in total and certainly has enough for active adventurers, history buffs, families, engineering enthusiasts. Make sure to have your cameras at the ready!