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Falkirk

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Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. It lies in the Forth Valley, 23.3mi north-west of Edinburgh and 20.5mi north-east of Glasgow.Falkirk had a resident population of 32,422 at the 2001 census. The population of the town had risen to 34,570 according to a 2008 estimate, making it the 20th most populous settlement in Scotland. Falkirk is the main town and administrative centre of the Falkirk council area, which has an overall population of 156,800 and inholds the nearby towns of Grangemouth, Bo'ness, Denny, Larbert and Stenhousemuir.The town is at the junction of the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals, a location which proved key to its growth as a centre of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries Falkirk was at the centre of the iron and steel industry, underpinned by the Carron Company in nearby Carron. The company was responsible for making carronades for the Royal Navy and later manufactured pillar boxes. In the last 50 years heavy industry has waned, and the economy relies increasingly on retail and tourism. Despite this, Falkirk remains the home of many international companies like Alexander Dennis, the largest bus production company in the United Kingdom.
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The Kelpies & The Helix
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Falkirk Wheel
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Specialty Museum
Callendar House
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Auto Race Track
Xtreme Karting Falkirk
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Church
Rosslyn Chapel Roslin
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Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo West Calder
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Castle
Linlithgow Palace Linlithgow
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Aquarium
Deep Sea World North Queensferry
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Hidden gems in Falkirk

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Muiravonside Country Park
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Antonine Roman Wall
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Playground
Dollar Park
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Spa
Spas
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Shopping in Falkirk

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Braes Larder
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Falkirk

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Castle
Torwood Castle Ruins
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Falkirk

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Specialty Museum
Titanic Honour and Glory Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes

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