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Falkirk Wheel , Falkirk
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Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boatlift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. This engineering phenomenon attr
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Specialty Museum
Callendar House , Falkirk
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Callendar House is a mansion set within the grounds of Callendar Park in Falkirk, central Scotland. During the 19th century, it was redesigne
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Five Sisters Zoo , West Calder
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Get up close and personal with endangered wildlife at Five Sisters Zoo. Spanning over 6 hectares (15 acres), the zoo is home to over 100 spec
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Rosslyn Chapel , Roslin
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A location associated with the Knights Templar, Rosslyn Chapel is the setting for many stories involving alternative histories. However, thes
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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. Add Falkirk and other destinations to your itinerary using our United Kingdom trip itinerary maker site, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.

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