Find Yourself in Falkirk
The Falkirk area is bursting with things to do all year round. Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Stirling and with excellent rail and bus links, make sure you add the Falkirk area on to your to do list.
Two of Scotland’s largest attractions can be found in Falkirk, the world’s largest equine sculptures The Kelpies and the world’s only rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel. The Kelpies, striking 30m horsehead sculptures form the centrepiece of the Helix Park which boasts adventure Play Park, splash play fountains, Lagoon, cycle paths and visitor centre. The Falkirk Wheel lifts boats 115ft to link the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Visitors can take a boat trip and enjoy a variety of activities including Water Play Park, visitor centre, canoeing, Segway safari trips and of course walks or bike rides along the canal.
Explore Falkirk’s History
The Falkirk area is also steeped in history and includes some of the best sections of World Heritage UNESCO site the Antonine Wall, the baronial Callendar house with authentic working Georgian Kitchen, Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway with the Museum of Scottish Railways, the FAW Kirk Graveyard with memorials from the time of William Wallace and the Battle of Falkirk. PLUS the area has the newly renovated Steeple, Dunmore Pineapple, Blackness Castle and Kinneil House and Museum.
For families with kids why not visit the Milk Barn, an artisan ice cream parlour or Wellsfield Farm Activity Centre a children’s farm adventure park. If its indoor activities, why not try Xtreme Karting, Sky High Trampolining, Wonderworld soft play, the new Jungle Room, Mariner Leisure Centre and cinemas, Cineworld in Falkirk and Bo’ness Hippodrome, Scotland’s oldest purpose built cinema.
The area also boasts some of the country’s best nature trails including a large section of the John Muir Way great for walkers and cyclists alike.