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.

Just a short drive from our many attractions Falkirk town centre boasts first class shopping facilities with its shopping centre,The Howgate,a traditional and pedestrianised high street and a fine selection of local independent stores, boutiques and gift shops. The town centre also has many historic sites and has two heritage trails which you can follow by way of a series of blue plaques. See a list of independent shops, restaurants and food and drink businesses here.

Throughout the area, an excellent selection of quality bars and restaurants provide the ideal setting to relax and unwind. Discover our food and drink offering. 

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, The Falkirk Wheel and the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.   

If you are planning a visit to the Falkirk area and you have a member of you party with accessibility issues the Falkirk area does now have two Changing Places certified toilets situated in the  Mariner Centre, the Helix/Kelpies and Grangemouth Sports complex, FK3 8JB. For more information about Changing places facilities please click here.  


Falkirk from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Getting here

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

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