The Falkirk Wheel
The World's first and only rotating boat lift. This modern and innovative structure, standing some 115 feet high, replaces 11 locks of canal travel of yesteryear which took a full day of a boatman's time to negotiate - now some 30/40 minutes.
Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society operates the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, which has been developed since 1979 on a green-field site by the south shore of the Firth of Forth. Several historic buildings have been obtained and re-erected to provide a traditional railway setting.
Xtreme Karting, Falkirk
Leading the way in Indoor Go Karting in Scotland - with 5 star (officially rated independantly by Visit Scotland)
The Helix | A place for everyone
The Helix - transforming land between Grangemouth & Falkirk into an exciting outdoor recreational area for locals, businesses and visitors to Falkirk.
Bannockburn Heritage Centre and Battlesite
A National Trust for Scotland site near Stirling. Social history displays and AV recreation of the famous battle in which Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1314.
About 15 miles from the hotel, a splendid 15th century ruin, and the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Once the home of the Jacobean Livingston clan, has a fascinating recreation of life 'below stairs' in their Georgian kitchens.
The Wallace Monument
For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has towered over the Stirlingshire countryside. Today, its drawing visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the stirring story of Sir William Wallace, Scotlands most celebrated hero.
Stirling Old Town Jail
Visit Stirling Old Town Jail and youll be in for a truly arresting experience. As you take a live prison tour, youll meet a host of colourful characters wholl bring this incredible building back to life.
Stirling Castle, Stirling
High on the skyline, dominating the landscape for miles around, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a real source of national pride. A place of power, beauty and history, come and discover the favoured residence of Scotlands Kings and Queens. Youll be following in the footsteps of the Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors who flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to pay their respects and revel in the castles grandeur.
Deep Sea World, North Queensferry
Under the iconic Forth Road bridge in North Queensferry, the National Aquarium of Scotland features a fun underwater tunnel, a family of barking seals, some very scary, toothy sharks and much, much more for the whiole family to enjoy.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle is surely Scotlands most iconic building. With its oldest sections dating back as far as the 12th century, its steeped in layers and layers of Scottish history. No visit to Edinburgh is really complete without a couple of hours spent exploring its ramparts, dungeons, tiny chapel and magnificant Crown Jewels. And dont forget to watch (and hear) the firing of the one o clock gun.
Dare to take the kids on a gruesome journey to the scary depths of the Edinburgh Dungeon. Come face-to-face with some very convincing actors, eye-raising shows and interactive special effects. Its a truly bone-chilling experience. Remember, The Dungeon is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition or very young children.
Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh
For a great day out, you cant beat all the fascinating wildlife at Edinburgh Zoo. World-class attractions and an extensive collection will delight the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Dont forget to take in the famous Penguin Parade as the black and white birds take their daily exercise.