Tourist Attractions

For more information on all that the Falkirk area offers,

as well as a listing of events taking place within the area,

visit    www.visitfalkirk.com 

The world’s largest pair of equine sculptures, standing 30 metres tall and weighing 300 tonnes. The Kelpies, situated in the heart of Helix Park, are only a 5 minute drive from the Leapark Hotel. The Kelpies pay homage to the working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland’s canals and worked in the fields in the area where they now stand.

Entrance to Helix Park and the visitor centre are free. The Kelpies Tour lets you go inside the giant sculptures with a guide to show you round and tell you all about these two fabulous beasties.

Price (for Kelpies Tour)
Adult (16+ yrs) £7.00 – Child (5-15) £4.00 - Child (under 5) Free
Concessions £6.00 - Family (2 adults, 2 children) £21.00

Tickets are sold on the day from The Visitor Centre at The Helix, but the best way to avoid disappointment is to pre-book your tickets online. You can also contact The Visitor Centre on 01324 590600 for more information.

The Visitor Centre at The Helix

Our brand new visitor centre is now open! We are open 10:00am to 5:00pm 7 days a week, pop in to browse our gift shop and sample some tasty home baking or lunch. You can find the new visitor centre down by The Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, FK2 7ZT

 

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The world’s first and only rotating boat lift was opened in 2002 by Her Majesty, The Queen.

The Falkirk Wheel is a fantastic day out with a difference and accessible to everyone.

With boat trips, a café, gift shop, children’s activity zone, water play park & mini canal, waterwalkerz, canoeing, bike hire & woodland walks; there really is something for everyone.

Entrance to the visitor centre is free. Boat trips on the wheel are available to let you experience the wonder of the only rotating boat lift in the world.

Prices for boat trips:

Adult £12.50

Concession £11.00 (over 60, full time student- we may ask to see proof of age or status)

Child (3-15yrs) £7.50

Child (under 3) £1.50

Family (2 adults + 2 children) £36.00

Family (2 adults + 3 children) £42.75

Family (2 adults + 4 children) £49.50

Registered Carers Free (please advise when booking)

 

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The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway is a heritage railway in Bo'ness, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It is operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), and operates a total of over 5 miles of track (between Bo'ness and Manuel Junction, via Kinneil and Birkhill), virtually the entire Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway that became part of the former North British Railway on the Firth of Forth. Bo'ness railway station is the nucleus of the planned Scottish Railway Museum.

 

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Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains a section of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site.

The House's permanent displays are The Story of Callendar House, a history covering the 11th to the 19th centuries, The Antonine Wall, Rome's Northern Frontier, and Falkirk: Crucible of Revolution 1750-1850, tells how the local area was transformed during the first century of the industrial era.

Contact us

01324 503770

Callendar House
Callendar Park
Falkirk
FK1 1YR

 

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Step into the palace of James V and be transported into the rich world of Scotland’s royalty in the 1500s. Splendidly decorated and furnished, it recalls the years when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots.  Costumed interpreters set the scene and talk to visitors about the palace and the intrigues which took place within its walls.

The palace is one of the best-preserved Renaissance buildings in the UK and has been refurbished to look as it might have done around 1540s.The royal chambers include the magnificent rooms where nobles and courtiers met their monarch and the bedrooms where the royals retired with their closest companions.  They are also home to brightly-painted replicas of the Stirling Heads and the breathtaking ‘Hunt of the Unicorn’ tapestries which took many years to weave at a cost of £2 million.

 

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Standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr and Guardian of Scotland.

For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace. Make The National Wallace Monument the high point of your visit to Stirling.

 

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Central Edinburgh has two distinct parts, divided by Princes Street, which runs roughly east-west under the shadow of Castle Rock.

The Old Town, although only about a mile long and 300 yards wide, represents the total extent of the twin burghs of Edinburgh and Canongate for the first 650 years of their existence, and its general appearance and character remain indubitably medieval with its tortuous alleys and tightly packed closes. Containing as it does the majority of the city's most famous tourist sights - including the Castle and the Royal Mile - it makes by far the best starting point for your explorations.

To the north of Princes Street, the New Town, itself well over 200 years old, stands in total contrast to the Old: the layout is symmetrical, the streets are broad and straight, and most of the buildings are Neoclassical in design. Originally intended to be residential, today the New Town is the bustling hub of the city's professional, commercial and business life, dominated by shops, banks and offices.

 

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The Grangemouth Heritage Trust was founded in 1992 by a group of dedicated Portonians in a bid to record the history of Grangemouth for future generations.   The Trusts collections were originally housed in a unit at Abbotsinch Industrial Estate and after a short time they moved into premises in York Place.   The premises in York Place proved to be unsuitable for elderly and disabled visitors and thanks to sponsorship from Zeneca new ground floor premises were acquired in Annfield Place.   After all the required alterations the Trust moved into its present day town centre location in 1998.

The Heritage Trust is a wholly independent organisation staffed entirely by volunteers and any donations the Trust receives is used to run the Trust premises and improve the visitor experience.

The aim of the Trust is to preserve the rich industrial and social heritage of the Grangemouth area.   The Trusts premises in Annfield Place is open to the public where they can carry out research on Grangemouth’s past or browse the many artefacts and thousands of old photographs including old school photographs.

Opening Hours

Monday           10.00am – 2.00pm
Tuesday           10.00am – 1.00pm
Wednesday     10.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday         10.00am – 1.00pm
Friday              10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday          10.00am – 12.30pm
Sunday            Closed

Contact Information

Telephone No 01324 666603

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