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What’s there to do in Falkirk?

Like all Cawley venues, Boardwalk is incredibly accessible – it’s under 1 hour away from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Although Falkirk has a rich history spanning the publishing industry, the industrial revolution & famous Scottish clan battles, the modern day landmarks of the Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies (found within tourist mecca Helix Park) are arguably now the biggest draws to the region.

Looking for things to see and do in Falkirk? Just like our menu – there really is something for everyone.

The Falkirk wheel.

Opened in 2002, the Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its type in the world. As part of a wider nationwide strategy to reconnect central Scotland waterways, the Falkirk Wheel reconnects the Forth and the Clyde Canals (the first time since the 1930s.) Departing from the Visitor Centre approximately every hour, voyagers are taken on an unique 50 minute journey up into the air to join the Union Canal 35 metres above, sailing onwards from the Wheel to the Union Canal before returning to the Visitor Centre where you can hop-off, skip and jump to Boardwalk to refuel!

  • Under 3s: Free
  • Under 15s: £7.50
  • Concessions: £11.50
  • Adults: £13.50

Check out their website for cheaper family tickets rates and further information.

The helix

Launched in 2013, the Helix is newly developed expansive parkland providing activities such as cycling, walking, watersports and much more. Famed for being home to the infamous, engineering feats ‘The Kelpies,’ there is plenty to be explored and enjoyed.

Walkers and cyclists of all ages can explore much of Falkirk attractions using the park’s 500km of cycle ways, towpaths and parkland. The Helix also boasts a lagoon, cafe, adventure zone and splash play area – find out more on their website.

 

The Kelpies

Although The Kelpies are situated in Helix Park, they are an engineering and creative marvel deserving of an introduction of their own! Part of a larger project to regenerate vast underused land and canal systems, the Kelpies are a result of a collaboration between many public and private bodies and Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott.

Standing at 30 metres tall, The Kelpies tower over a new canal extension which links the Forth & Clyde Canal to the North Sea and represent the working horses which used to pull barges along Scotland’s canals.

 

 

Callendar House, Park & Roman Antonine Wall

Callendar House is a Visit Scotland awarded 4* attraction featuring a section of Roman Antonine Wall, (UNESCO World Heritage site)14th century French chateau style house, Georgian kitchen visitor experience, par three golf course and kid’s play park and adventure trails like no other! The Park Gallery offers a changing programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions, whilst children will be delighted to find a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, crazy golf, go-karts, and swan pedalos in the large children’s play park.

Most of the park’s amenities are seasonal, so do make sure to check their website for Park, House, Gallery and Golf opening hours, not to mention upcoming events.

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

Please contact us here at Boardwalk for our recommendations for things to see and do in Falkirk – however if you’re out and about, why not pop into Visit Scotland’s iCentre?

Falkirk Visit Scotland iCentre
The Falkirk Wheel,
Lime Road,
Tamfourhill,
Falkirk,
FK1 4RS

Tel: +44 (1324) 620244
Falkirk@visitscotland.com

HOW TO GET Here

We’re only 35 minutes away from central Glasgow and 55 minutes form Edinburgh!


Transport

From Glasgow follow the M8 (Stirling directions). Take the M80 to A883 Falkirk/Denny. Take first exit from M876. Turn left onto the A883. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit staying on the A883. At the roundabout take 2nd exit. Boardwalk will be on the left.