12 stunning photos of the Falkirk area in Winter

The Falkirk area is looking stunning at this time of the year. Get inspired with our wintry landscapes and off-the-beaten-track experiences. We’ve picked some of our favourite outdoor hotspots for some much-needed travel inspiration.

Covid-19 information:

Falkirk is currently in temporary lockdown, meaning that you may only leave your home for essential purposes, and should stay as close to home as you can. We hope this page inspires you to visit us when the time is right. Please follow any current restrictions here.

 

 

1. Larbert Woods

 

 

Larbert Woods has three easy trails weaving amongst mature trees and circling a picturesque little loch. When you visit, keep a look out for roe deer, squirrels, dragonflies and frogs.

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2. Callendar Park

 

 

Callendar Park is the jewel in the crown of parks within the Falkirk area, covering over 170 acres and housing the magnificent Callendar House. Whether you're looking for an action packed day or a place to take the children for a picnic and a play, Callendar Park has something for everyone. It's a must visit when the time is right. Discover more here 

 

3. Kinneil Estate

 

 

From Roman fortlets, a medieval village and church to inspiring industrial history - Kinneil Estate boasts over 200 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning scenery. The site is also part of the John Muir WayMore information here

 

4. Falkirk Wheel

 

 

Did you know that there are about 12 routes in and around the Falkirk Wheel and South Falkirk? From the Falkirk Wheel you could take a journey through our history by exploring our Roman heritage, alternatively the canal towpaths are great for a family walk. Remember to maintain social distancing at all times.  Discover more here

 

5. Canada Woods, Callendar Estate

 

 

Enjoy walking, cycling, riding or a Segway experience at Callendar Estates. Explore trails and discover the heritage of this historic site in Central Scotland. Find out more here

 

6. Falkirk Town Centre

 

 

Explore the history of Falkirk town centre. Discover the stories behind over 30 historical sites in the town. Choose from two trails and walk around the west or east end of the town centre. Discover more here

 

7. Blackness Castle

 

 

Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland's most powerful families, the Crichtons. Often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its great stone ship appearance, this is a must-visit attraction for film lovers, when it re-opens. Used as a film location at Mary Queen of Scots, Outlander and Outlaw King. A great place to start a walk along the John Muir Way.

 

8. Callendar House

 

 

Callendar House is a 5 star visitor attraction, a stunning 14th century, French chateau styled house. Set in the nationally important historic landscape of Callendar Park which contains a section of the Roman Antonine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site and lots of family friendly paths.

 

9. Falkirk Trinity Church

 

 

Falkirk Trinity Church stands on the site of the historic Faw Kirk. Along with the tombs and monuments in the churchyard and surrounding area. The burial ground is a resting place of William Wallace’s finest knight, Sir John de Graeme. 

 

10. The Kelpies

 

 

The Helix Park, home of the Kelpies and the largest equine sculptures in the world, includes around 500km of connected cycle paths. Discover one of many routes including the 16-mile core route, Helix Around Town Tour (HArTT), when the time is right. 

 

11. Falkirk Tunnel

 

 

This is one of the most atmospheric places on the Union canal and the longest canal tunnel to be built in Scotland. Once a dark and eerie place, it now has a colourful lighting system that lights your way through 630m of solid rock. Discover more here

 

12. Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

 

 

Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum when the time is right. In the mean time explore all the things you can see and do in the historic town of Bo’ness and its walking trails.

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