Callendar House, Falkirk

Callendar House, Falkirk, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Falkirk, a historic town in the centre of Scotland with a long heritage dating from the Romans (Antonine Wall) through to Medieval (church) through to latest engineering technology manifested in the Falkirk Wheel.

Here is a listing of some of the key visitor sites in and around Falkirk:

  • Antonine Wall, a World Heritage Site dating from AD142.
  • Avon Gorge Trail, a 9 mile scenic trail between Avonbridge and Linlithgow.
  • Barbara Davidson Pottery.
  • Bo’ness and Kinneil Steam Railway.
  • Bo’ness Motor Museum
  • Callendar House and Park, over 600 years of history. Refer image at top of post.
  • The Dunmore Pineapple ( 18th century architecture).
  • Falkirk Steeple. See image no 3 below.
  • Falkirk Wheel. The world’s only rotating boat lift.
  • Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. 10 acres of special habitats.
  • Kinneil House Museum and Estate. Spans 2000 years of history.
  • Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church together with old graveyard with memorials from William Wallace era, Battle of Falkirk (1298) and second Battle of Falkirk in 1746.
  • Polmont Hill dry ski centre.
  • Indoor Go-Karting at Lochlands Business Park.

Remains of 12th century Sanctuary Cross in church.

Crosshead Falkirk Old and St. Modan's Parish Church

Crosshead Falkirk Old and St. Modan's Parish Church, Falkirk

View of Old Parish Church. Here  is a video clip of the interior.

Falkirk Old and St. Modan's Parich Church, Falkirk

Falkirk Old and St. Modan's Parich Church, Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Steeple. Dates from 1814.

The Steeple, Falkirk

The Steeple, Falkirk, Scotland

Modern, town centre shopping.

Town Centre Shopping, Falkirk

Town Centre Shopping, Falkirk, Scotland

Modern town centre shopping.

Town Centre Shopping, Falkirk

Town Centre Shopping, Falkirk, Scotland

Robert Burns (Scotland’s national poet) connection.

Robert Burns Connection, Falkirk

Robert Burns Connection, Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk

Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

13th century battlefield site.

Site of Battle of Falkirk

Site of Battle of Falkirk 1298

 

Clearly, a wide choice choice of places to visit in this central Scotland location.

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