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History in falkirk and surrounding areas

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History in falkirk and surrounding areas

Hi all, im new to the falkirk area and would be grateful if anyone could help me with interesting places/things to go /see history wise in falkirk and surrounding areas thanks. I know it may sound morbid but im more into darker history e.g tolbooths etc thanks

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1. Re: History in falkirk and surrounding areas

falkirk.gov.uk/the_area/…visit_falkirk.aspx

www.falkirk.gov.uk/the_area/visit_falkirk.pdf

http://www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk/

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186527-Activi…

dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/falkirk

Should be able to glean some ideas from that lot!

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2. Re: History in falkirk and surrounding areas

I know its not dark but I absolutely love the falkirk wheel. You need to dig a little deeper in Falkirk. If you have time do explore the section of the Antonine Wall nearby. Some people don't see the attraction, but I found it very atmospheric indeed. some mention of it here:

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/falkirk/falkirk/i…

Nark have you been to Edinburgh?

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Thanks for the info. I live right beside the antonine wall :) yeah edinburgh is brilliant for history i love mary kings close.

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4. Re: History in falkirk and surrounding areas

Maybe also a visit to Stirling might be good. Plenty of history there including the beheading stone on the Gowan Hill just by the castle. Of course the castle has massive historic importance to Scotland and the guided tours included in the price are very entertaining.

Also visit the Old Jail and the site of one of Scotland's most famous battles, the battle of Bannockburn.

Ther is also the site of the battle of Sheffirmjir.

Also Linlithgow Palace is worth a look as is Hopeton House & the House of the Binns.

To be honest there is more history within a 30 mile radius than you can shake a stick at.

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5. Re: History in falkirk and surrounding areas

The Wallace Monument was also quite nice and worth a visit.

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