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Best things to do in Falkirk

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Outdoor Sculpture
“Beautiful sculptures that are fabulous to walk around. There is a good cafe there too which enables visitors to see them on a rainy day. ”
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Park
“The Helix is Scotland's newest Visitor Attraction. Cycle trails, walks, play areas, canals, habitats and artworks await! This is where the Kelpies home is. Whilst here explore the excellent path network connecting 16 communities in the Falkirk Area.”
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Monument / Landmark
“The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Falkirk connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. Approx 25 mins from the house. A feat of engineering.”
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Movie Theatre
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Bus Station
“Take a short journey on this amazing piece of engineering! Linking 2 levels of canals, it will really amaze you!”
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Pub
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“Lunch and dinner available. There’s never a dull moment at BTW. We stage live music every Friday and Saturday. We have a fantastic range of entertainment all year round, with regular Stand-up Comedy nights, Book Launches and Local Theatre productions.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
“This is an immense Indian restaurant, extremely popular especially at weekends and lunchtimes. Great food, great staff and newly modernised!”
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History Museum
“Old chateau like house in the centre of Falkirk. Gift shop and café available + nice walks round the loch and beyond as well as a museum which explains the history of the house, Antonines Wall and the surrounding area.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Restaurant with full Italian A La Carte Menu and Café for snack - just across the road from Tesco Supermarket and Costa Coffee on the Grahams Road.”
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Point of Interest
“Ten min drive away. A beautiful mansion set in a huge park which houses a museum and tea room and it’s free! ”
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Establishment
“This is wonderful small museum which is well worth discovering. Illuminating stories of the famous Carron Iron Works, Roman Scotland and the Antonine Wall + two battle sites all close by”
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Café
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“Tea Jenny's is worth the visit to Falkirk! Recommended by Trip Advisor you will indulge in old fashioned customer service, with modern baking. Table cloth covered tables, tea/coffee, lunch, brunch etc. ”
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Pub
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“This public house, dating from the late-18th century and retaining much of its original character, can be found off the High Street near the Steeple via one of the vennels. The wood-panelled bar is furnished in traditional style with plenty of interesting features from the past. Guest beers come from micro-breweries in Scotland and England, with two on offer mid-week and three at the weekend. A must-visit venue. Tea, coffee and snacks served daily.”
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