About Falkirk area

Midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Falkirk area is in the heart of Scotland with excellent motorway and rail links and two international airports nearby.

There is an excellent choice of accommodation, from large hotels with spa facilities, national hotel chains, cosy cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and even canal barges.

For a day trip, weekend away or longer stay, the Falkirk area is steeped in history with a wealth of attractions, including 2 of the world's most unique, including:

Plus the Falkirk area has a significant section of the John Muir Way. This walk links Dunbar to the waters of the Clyde in Helensburgh.

Falkirk town centre boasts first class shopping facilities with its 2 large shopping centres,The Howgate and Callendar Square, plus a large retail park, a traditional and pedestrianised high street and a fine selection of local independent stores, boutiques and gift shops. Falkirk Delivers offers a full list of shops and cafes within Falkirk town centre.

Throughout the area, an excellent selection of quality bars and restaurants provide the ideal setting to relax and unwind.

Tourist Information can be found at the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Information Centre, this is a fully manned information centre and staff are on hand to help you with your enquiries.

There is also an information point located within the Howgate Shopping Centre in Falkirk Town Centre, a very useful Tourist map and local area leaflets can be found in the Helix Visitor Centre and the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.   

Getting here

Falkirk is right in the heart of Scotland with excellent transport links. Find out how to get here.

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