Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Lime Road, Tamfour Hill, Falkirk. FK1 4RS

Canal : Forth and Clyde

Falkirk marina

Things To Do

Falkirk - Take a trip on the stunning Falkirk Wheel the world's first rotating boat lift. Opened in 2002 by the Queen this remarkable lift is a piece of working art and a monument to the future. Experience the thrill of the Wheel as you are lifted 115 ft from the Forth and Clyde to the Union Canal. The town of Falkirk has a number of historical buildings, museums and galleries to visit.

Callendar House - Telling stories that span 600 years of Scottish history this house has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Experience life in the 1820s and sample authentic Georgian food and discover what life was like below stairs as the kitchen staff go about their daily tasks. Pop into the gift shop or the The Park Gallery and stay for a cream tea at the Teashop at the Stables.

Edinburgh - Steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene the City of Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary. Enjoy whisky tasting and experience for yourself the varying aromas and flavours at the Whisky Heritage Centre. Meet an expert who will help you select the perfect dram visit the shop with its large collection of Whiskies. At Our Dynamic Earth be shaken by volcanoes, fly over glaciers, feel the chill of polar ice, and even get caught in a tropical rainstorm. Explore our planet's past and present, take your crew seat in the all new Future Dome to travel forward in time to debate our planet's future.

Glasgow - The city is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe and is set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture many designed in the unique style of Rennie Mackintosh. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, numerous museums and galleries and the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London. For young and old a visit to the Science Centre is a must, view the hundreds of interactive exhibits and take a ride skywards on the Glasgow Tower for unrivalled views of the city and surrounding countryside. At The Museum of Transport learn the history of transport from the first motor car to the ship building on the River Clyde. See the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars including such world famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.

Port Dundas - an area of Glasgow developed as a canal basin and forming the terminus of the Forth and Clyde Canal. Boats can reach the attractive old Canal Company offices at Spiers Wharf, now a modern new development. The port will be of great interest to canal and industrial archaeology enthusiasts.