Lying in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, Falkirk situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow in the Forth Valley. Falkirk and the surrounding area boasts stunning views, fantastic family days out, heritage sights, parks and more.
There are some outstanding things to do in Falkirk, starting with its gorgeous surroundings. Why not visit The Helix, a pet-friendly green space that offers walking paths, a variety of water-sports, cycleways and giant horse head sculptures, known as The Kelpies. Alternatively, The John Muir Way is a great choice for those who enjoy walking and exploring.
If you're looking for family-friendly activities, Falkirk boasts plenty. The Falkirk Wheel – a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal is worth a visit, particularly to its splash park zone. Or take your kids to the Sky High Trampolining Park in Falkirk, which will be an instant hit. Explore some of the area's local history and visit the fascinating Kinneil Railway and Antonine Wall. Make sure to dine out at the café at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway, which recently won the Visit Scotland 'Taste our Best Award' for its use of locally sourced produce.
There are plenty of food options in Falkirk, many of which are award-winning restaurants and cafés. Sanam Tandoori, Gambero Rosso, and the Wheatsheaf Inn are all highly recommended.
Falkirk has good links to Scotland's capital. Edinburgh to Falkirk is about a 50 minute drive via the M9, and just over an hour by train.