Falkirk is in Stirlingshire, Scotland.

The Falkirk Wheel

Get In

By plane

Falkirk has no airport, but the nearest are the following:

By train

By car

Falkirk is mid way between Glasgow and Edinburgh and sits between the M8 motorway and the M9 motorway

By bus

There are regular bus services to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, all provided by First.

By boat

Falkirk is serviced by the Grangemouth Docks on the Forth River where light cargo ships and coastal tankers call. No ferry or passenger-only services are available.

The Forth and Clyde canal and Union Canals both pass through Falkirk and have been opened to small boat traffic. It is possible to travel from the river Forth to the river Clyde via the canal.Canal boats can travel from one side of Scotland to the other via the Falkirk Wheel.This is a boat lift which transfers boats from one level to the other i.e. from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal

Get around

Falkirk town centre is fairly small so most of the main shops are within walking distance of the High Street. The bus service covers most of Falkirk . Most buses leave from Newmarket Street or the main bus station in Meadow Street.There are many taxi firms in Falkirk . The main taxi rank is in Lower Newmarket Street.


Falkirk Wheel in Operation


The main shopping area is around the High St. Three mini malls or shopping centers are available plus most of the major UK stores. The most popular being the Howgate Shopping Centre with shops such as Internacionale, HMV, New Look and GAME.

For food shopping or groceries, there are two Tescos, one Asda and a Morissons near the town centre.


Falkirk has several hotels that do typical restaurant fayre; plus there are many other restaurants and pubs that serve excellent grub, in and around the town centre.

Stay safe

There are a few rundown areas in Falkirk that one should be aware of before visiting. Although Falkirk is generally safe there are a few places that can be unsafe, especially at night.

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