Visit Falkirk

Falkirk Live! takes place in and around Falkirk’s historic town centre with three days of exciting music live at venues around town. 

Located right in the heart of Scotland, midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Falkirk is served by two mainline railway stations and regular local and regional bus services. There are excellent motorway and rail links and two international airports near by.

Falkirk town centre features a pedestrianised high street plus a great selection of award-winning independent speciality stores, gift shops, an excellent selection of quality bars and restaurants providing the ideal setting to relax and unwind.

Two large town centre shopping centres – Callendar Square and the multi-award winning Howgate contain both national and independent retailers. A large retail park is located just south of the historic town centre.

There is ample car parking within and around the town centre.

For a day trip, a weekend away or a longer stay, the Falkirk area has a wealth of attractions, and is home to two of the world and Scotland’s unique attractions:
The Falkirk Wheel (the world’s only rotating boat lift)
The Kelpies in The Helix Park (the world’s largest equine sculptures).

There’s also UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Antonine Wall, including Rough Castle, one of the best preserved Roman Forts; Callendar House, with its working Georgian Kitchen; the Faw Kirk Graveyard containing significant memorials from the time of William Wallace and the Battle of Falkirk. There’s the historic town centre Steeple; Dunmore Pineapple; Kinneil House and Museum featuring excellent examples of Renaissance art; a large section of the John Muir Way, Bo’ness and Kinneil Steam Railway, the Hippodrome cinema in Bo’ness, Blackness Castle, and much, much more.

There’s a great choice for the cyclist too, with Callendar Estate having various cycle trails set across 6,300 acres of land, and the Helix Around Town Tour offering a 16 mile route.

With an excellent choice of accommodation, from large hotels with spa facilities, national hotel chains, cosy cottages, B&Bs, or for a unique stay, canal barges – the Falkirk area has something for everyone!

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Falkirk Live! 2016 Map of Venues
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How to Get Here

The Falkirk area sits at the very heart of Scotland, midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow with excellent motorway and rail links and two international airports close by.

By Car – From Carlisle and the South, take the M6, M74, M73 and join the M80 from Glasgow. From Edinburgh take the M9.

By Train – Direct services from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.

By Air – Edinburgh Airport (19 miles), Glasgow Airport (33 miles) and Prestwick Airport (56 miles)

On Arrival First Midland Bluebird Services 3&4 travel between Falkirk Town Centre, Falkirk Wheel and The Helix Park & Kelpies

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Tel 0871 200 22 33 (24 hours)