Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Bo'ness and Falkirk, Scotland

Midhope Castle, Falkirk Wheel and the Falkirk Kelpies, Scotland

Bo'ness is short for Borrowstounness and is a village on the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and Falkirk.

Midhope Castle is a 16th century tower house and today is a derelict chateau which is famous for being on the television series Outlander.
Midhope Castle, Scotland

Bo'ness Motor Museum - has a great collection of television and film cars, memorabilia and props, as well as a large collection with a James Bond theme. I saw the car from Back To The Future and Harry Potter, knocked on the Tardis but the Doctor was not home, I met Sully from Monster's Inc and a creature from Stars Wars.
Bo'ness Motor Museum, Scotland

Bo'ness Motor Museum, Scotland

Making friends at Bo'ness Motor Museum, Scotland
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Station - no steam trains running on this day. This heritage railway has featured in several movies including The Railway Children and The Railway Man as well the Outlander television series.

Falkirk Wheel - is an amazing feat of engineering and it was great to see the rotating boat lift in action. Photos don't do it justice so I'll go look for a youtube link if your interested then have a watch... Fifty seconds long so take a look...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX6kJKjg4y0

From Wiki "The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in central Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after Falkirk, the town in which it is located. It reconnects the two canals for the first time since the 1930s. It opened in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project. The wheel raises boats by 24 metres (79 ft), but the Union Canal is still 11 metres (36 ft) higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel. Boats must also pass through a pair of locks between the top of the wheel and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and one of two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom, the other being the Anderton Boat Lift."
Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Kelpies - are a 30 metre high horse-head structure built with structural steel and a stainless steel covering and are named after the mythological water horses.  They were awesome!
The Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland
And for dessert that night I had a Knickerbocker Glory - yum!

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