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Best Hotels in Falkirk

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The scenic town of Falkirk seamlessly blends the historic and modern. You'll find a unique mix of weathered Scottish castles, and elegant churches combined with the impressive hook like design of the Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boat lift currently in existence. You'll also find the grassy remains of a Roman Fort, known as the Antonine Wall. The town centre itself is a great place to unwind with a steaming coffee, or browse the generous selection of shops.

Things to see

There's plenty in Falkirk town centre to keep you occupied, especially shopping fanatics. The glassy, perfect sheen of 2 shopping centres await, and there's also a retail park to visit too. You'll find a diverse selection of shops, and plenty of cosy cafés to stop for a revitalising snack and thirst quenching drink. You'll definitely want to pay a visit to the wonder of modern engineering that's the Falkirk Wheel. The huge boat lift almost resembles a yin and yang as it slowly turns, and is a recent addition to the town, having being built in 2001. As well as taking some leisurely walks around the rolling mounds of Rough Castle, you can also unwind with a few rounds of golf at Falkirk Golf Club. Set against a lush, forested backdrop, this perfectly preened course is a great place to hone your swing before enjoying a warm, smoky whisky.

Hotels in Falkirk

Falkirk hotels are quite varied. You'll find discount hotels well suited to business travellers or others on a flying visit, cosy guest-houses, and even luxurious, ornate accommodation a little out of town. Hotels in Falkirk offer many of the standard extras that you'll be used to, such as an on-site bar and restaurant to enjoy a leisurely meal in the evening. Some guesthouses also have peaceful gardens, perfect for catching up on that book you've been meaning to finish. Most accommodation here is located close to main roads, or within the town itself, so you'll have easy access to local attractions.

Where to stay

Camelon Road is a great choice for those wanting as central a location as possible. From here you'll be moments from most of the main attractions, as well as the town centre. There are 2 train stations in the town, so Camelon Road is also ideal if you're planning a day trip a little further afield. If you're visiting on business, then there's excellent accommodation to be found just off the M9, along Glensburgh Road. You'll have easy access to the motorway and the town from here. Romantic seclusion seekers may want to head to luxurious digs near Smiddy Brae.

How to get to Falkirk

Edinburgh and Glasgow International airports are the closest to Falkirk, although both have limited transatlantic routes. If you're travelling from Europe, however, they are both ideal. You can hop on a shuttle bus service from Glasgow that'll drop you near the train station, and from here catch a train to Falkirk. There's also regular bus services from Edinburgh and Glasgow to the town. If you have plenty of time, you could also consider a lazy canal boat trip up to the famous Falkirk Wheel. Once in the town itself, you'll find that you can easily walk to most destinations.