8 Wonderful Photos of Falkirk in Winter

We’ve picked some of our favourite outdoor hotspots to show you why Winter is a wonderful time of year to visit the Falkirk area! Take a trip to experience the wintry landscapes and stunning scenery.


1. The Kelpies



The Kelpies tower a colossal 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde Canal and form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland. Created by Scotland's leading sculptor Andy Scott, they are a monument to the horse powered heritage across Central Scotland. Come and see the world's largest equine sculptures up close - and even take a tour inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art. Discover more here.


2. Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway



Based in Bo’ness, just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this 4 star Visit Scotland rated attraction, offers the chance to board a vintage steam or diesel-hauled train. Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway, travel by steam train and explore Scotland's largest railway museum. Discover more here.


3. The Falkirk Wheel



The Falkirk Wheel is a magnificent, mechanical marvel which has been constructed to 21st century, state-of-the-art engineering, recognised as an iconic landmark worthy of Scotland's traditional engineering expertise. Designed to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century - long since demolished and replaced by housing - The Falkirk Wheel is the showpiece of the Millennium Link project where coast-to-coast navigation of the canals has been re-established for the first time in over 40 years. Discover more here.


4. Falkirk Town Centre



Falkirk has a fully pedestrianised town centre and a large shopping centre, the Howgate, offering a diverse and exciting experience for visitors and residents alike. The exstensive retail offering will allow you to enjoy a great selection of independent boutiques, speciality stores and gift shops, as well as high street regulars and fashion favourites. Discover more here.


5. Callendar Park and Callendar House



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! Discover more here.

Callendar House, within Callendar Park, was recently used as a film location for the hugely popular Outlander TV Series, and the newly refurbished Callendar House Tearoom offers a bright and airy café experience, so why not pop in for coffee and a scone! Discover more here.


6. The Dunmore Pineapple



The Dunmore Pineapple is an elaborate and eccentric summer house built in the shape of a pineapple in the 18th century by Lord Dunmore. The Pineapple presides over an immense walled garden open to visitors, with a private garden at the back for those staying, leading into the elegant room inside The Pineapple itself. Discover more here.


7. Blackness Castle



Blackness Castle is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’. This is because of its appearance, for from the seaward side it looks just like a great stone ship that has run aground. The pointed stem projects into the water, while the square stern stands beached on dry land. The castle’s three towers add to the effect – the small ‘stem’ tower at the prow, the tall ‘main mast’ tower at the centre, and the solid ‘stern’ tower at the rear. Discover more here.


8. Kinneil House



Kinneil House is an impressive historic country house with some of the best examples of Rennaisance Art, open on selected days and surrounded by parkland and woodland which includes remains of a Roman Fortlet and the Antonine Wall. Discover more here.



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