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Visit Falkirk: Stay and explore a different side to Scotland

The Falkirk area effortlessly blends the ancient and modern, beautiful rural landscapes with charming market towns and coastal villages. Here, you’ll find world-famous attractions alongside quirky hidden gems, a proud industrial heritage combined with beautiful parks and award-winning nature trails. With so many things to do right in the heart of Scotland, you’ll be amazed you haven’t been before!

Here are our five top tips to help you make the most of your stay with us.

Things To Do

1. Witness Modern Marvels

Don’t miss Falkirk’s two modern marvels that have become must-see attractions for visitors to the area – and Scotland. The Kelpies are an incredible sight, towering over the landscape like guardians of Scottish legend. The monumental horse head sculptures captivate the imagination and celebrate Falkirk’s industrial heritage and artistic spirit. Plus, prepare to be amazed by The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift. Witness engineering ingenuity in action as boats are lifted to new heights, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.

2. Step into 2000 Years of History and Heritage

Journey through 2000 Years of History as you trace the Falkirk area’s evolution from iron age settlements and relics of Roman times through to the dynamic, reinvented must-see destination of the present day. Explore ancient broch’s and the Antonine Wall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uncover the area’s canal network synonymous with its industrial past and discover the fortresses, grand country houses and battlegrounds that played their part in pivotal moments in Scotland’s history.

Mature couple outside canada wood, Falkirk

3. Reconnect With Nature

Escape the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature. Crowned Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood in 2019, the Falkirk area boasts over 500 km of scenic walking and cycling paths and trails. Journey through the stunning landscapes, canal pathways, river gorges, verdant woodland and green spaces that provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures and exploration. Whether you’re exploring by canal boat, on two wheels or on foot with a furry companion, our dog-friendly attractions welcome all to bask in the beauty of lowland Scotland’s great outdoors.

4. Embrace the Quirky and Unique

Expect the unexpected and prepare to be delighted by Falkirk’s quirkier places. From the bizarre fruit inspired Dunmore Pineapple standing proudly in the tranquillity of Dunmore Park to the breathtaking drama of Scotland’s longest and highest aqueduct, the Falkirk area has sights you won’t see anywhere else. Plus, with other unexpected attractions including iconic James Bond cars in a motoring museum and the whimsical charm of The Lobster Pot pub, you’ll find plenty of unique treasures and unforgettable experiences to enjoy.

Interior Shot of Rosebank Distillery Tasting room

5.Indulge in Authentic Scottish Food and Drink

Savour the flavours of Scotland with an array of authentic food and drink experiences. Visit the newly restored ‘King of the Lowlands’ Rosebank Distillery to find out about its rich history and unique whisky distilling process. Sample premium spirits from the area’s newest distilleries – Falkirk Distillery and Blackness Bay. Or try the independent Scottish eateries serving up culinary delights, including fresh local seafood dishes and Scottish tapas to feast like a local.

Getting Here

The Falkirk area is easy to get to. Whether you’re coming from up north or down south, big cities or small towns, you’ll find us at the heart of Scotland’s motorway and rail networks. However you choose to travel, we’re less than an hour away from the big cities and airports of Central Scotland.

Aerial view of the Kelpies in Falkirk

Accessible for All

We want everyone to enjoy their visit to our area. Whatever your needs, you’ll find plenty of welcoming places to choose from. Our path network caters to visitors of all abilities, and we have many accessible attractions that help you explore with ease. So, while you’re here you can embark on adventures tailored to your needs.

Book the Perfect Base for your Adventure

Relax and unwind in style with our wide range of accommodation options. Whether you prefer the comfort of hotels, the charm of glamping sites, the serenity of a canal barge, or the warmth of a cosy B&B, Falkirk has the perfect home for every traveller.

Book your trip now and prepare for an unforgettable experience!

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