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Historical industrial town located in the Forth Valley where the Forth & Clyde Canal meets the Union Canal

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Known for...   Falkirk Wheel



Antonine Wall: Watling Lodge FREE

Two sections on each side of the house known as Watling Lodge. The eastern section is one of the deepest and steepest stretches.
In Falkirk, signposted from A9,
access from the B816 from Tamforhill


Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

This hidden gem, only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is located in the historic town of Bo’ness.
West Lothian
EH51 9AQ


The Pineapple

This bizarre structure, in the shape of a pineapple, was built in 1761 as a garden retreat.
Dunmore Park, Airth


House Of The Binns

This 17th-century laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyell family for 400 years.
The Binns
Edinburgh & The Lothians
EH49 7NA


Torphichen Preceptory

The tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century.
EH48 4NB


Royal Burgh Of Culross

The Royal Burgh of Culross, on the northern shore of the Forth, is a complete community preserved as it was in the 16th and 17th C.
KY12 8JH


Culross Abbey FREE

The remains of a Cistercian monastery founded in 1217. The eastern parts of the Abbey Church are the present parish church.
At the head of the village of Culross off the A985
KY12 8JB


Linlithgow Palace

The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch.
EH49 7AL


Antonine Wall: Castlecary FREE

The low earthworks of a fort.
G68 0JU


Antonine Wall: Rough Castle FREE

The best-preserved length of rampart and ditch, together with the earthworks of a fort – the most complete on the Wall.
Signposted from the B816
between Bonnybridge and High Bonnybridge.


Kinneil House FREE

Set in a public park, the oldest part of the house is a 15th century tower remodelled by the Earl of Arran between 1546 and 1550.
western outskirts of Bo’ness
EH51 0PR


Cairnpapple Hill

Cairnpapple was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site.
located 5km north of Bathgate
EH48 4NW


Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.
Firth of Forth
EH49 7NH


Antonine Wall: Westerwood To Castlecary FREE

A well preserved section of ditch.
West of Castlecary off the B816. Access from minor road.
G68 0HH


Antonine Wall: Seabegs Wood FREE

A stretch of rampart and ditch with the military way behind.
1m W of Bonnybridge, access from the B816
on Castlecary to Bonnybridge road


Westquarter Dovecot FREE

A handsome rectangular dovecot with a heraldic panel dated 1647 over the entrance doorway.
At Westquarter, near Laurieston.


  Children's Activities

The Hive

Soft Play Centre.
Standhill Industrial Estate
Whitburn Road
EH48 2HR


Recommended by Marjorie Hall, Edinburgh



Bellsquarry Wood FREE

Situated to the south of the new town, Livingston, you will find Bellsquarry Wood.
West Lothian
EH54 9HW


Blaeberry Community Wood FREE

Blaeberry Wood is situated to the south of the M8 and lies between Whitburn and East Whitburn within the Central Scotland Forest.
East Whitburn
West Lothian
EH47 8NN



Cineworld Falkirk

Multi-screen cinema.
Central Retail Park
Old Bison Works



Vue Cinema Livingston

Multi-screen cinema.
Almondvale Ave
EH54 6QX




Deer Park Golf & Country Club

Golf Club.
Course Road
West Lothian
EH54 8AB


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