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Camelon Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 5RY

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (150 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Park Hotel, Falkirk

The Falkirk Wheel

The world's first rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is truly an engineering masterpiece. Part sculpture, part canal lock, the wheel takes the same amount of power as eight boiling kettles to sweep canal boats gracefully round.

Available : Daily

Stirling Highland Games

Although a relative youngster among its fellow Highland gatherings - it was first held in 1985 - the Stirling Games has gone from strength to strength and now attracts well over 5000 spectators from all over the globe to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.

Available : Jul 2010 (annual)

Bannockburn Heritage Centre

The Bannockburn Heritage Centre celebrates Robert the Bruce's victory over Edward II's English armies at Bannockburn. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, it sits close to the actual battle site just south of Stirling.

Available : Daily

Smith Art Gallery & Museum

With one of Scotland's most important historical collections, the core of Stirling's Smith Art Gallery & Museum is the fine art bequeathed it in the legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith (1814-1869). In its own grounds, nestling under Stirling Castle, the gallery was designed in the Italianate style by John Lessels and opened its doors in 1874. It now boasts a major exhibition, The Stirling Story.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Stirling Castle

Perched high on an old volcanic outcrop, dominating the town below, Stirling Castle dates back to the early 12th century and is Scotland's grandest castle. Visit the Great Hall, the Renaissance Royal Palace and the Chapel Royal, which features a 17th-century fresco.

Available : Daily

Stirling Hogmanay

Stirling Castle's esplanade hosts the town's biggest Hogmanay celebrations. Amidst traditional bagpiping, and fireworks high above the castle at midnight, there are many performers. Seeing out 2011 are Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Eddi Reader and Three Blined Wolves.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Alva Highland Games

The Alva Highland Games has been taking place since the 19th century and in 2006 celebrated its 150th gathering. It continues to be characterised by sports, including the "heavy" events, and the celebration of local culture - from whisky to bagpipes and tartans.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

National Wallace Monument

On a Pictish hill fort site, the National Wallace Monument marks William Wallace's 1297 defeat of the English. Inspired by 19th-century resurgent Scottish nationalism, the 1869 tower, with its 246 steps, was later joined by the Hall of Heroes.

Available : Daily

Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Clansmen have gathered at Bridge of Allan, near Stirling, for its annual Highland Games since 1841. As well as the traditional "heavy" sports (hammer, shot, weights and, of course, caber-tossing) and both dancing and piping, the games also hosts cycling.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Fifi & Ally

The main branch of boutique-style department store Fifi & Ally is in Glasgow's Princes Square. Shop here for niche beauty and clothing brands as well as quirky homeware, then have afternoon tea in the Cupping Salon cafe.

Available : Daily

The Restaurant Bar & Grill

A private lift whisks visitors to The Restaurant Bar & Grill in Glasgow's city centre. Order a cocktail and watch the chefs at the rotisserie and wood oven. An Asian plate to share, Tuscan breads and Gloucester Old Spot sausages and mash reflect the menu's eclecticism.

Available : Daily

National Home & Design Show

The National Home & Design Show at Ingliston's Royal Highland Centre recognises the best quality products in the home interiors market. Companies from all over the UK exhibit and showcase their latest products and services.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Scottish Home Improvement & Self Build Show

The Scottish Home Improvement & Self Build Show at Ingliston's Royal Highland Centre outside Edinburgh. One of the largest self build, renovation and home improvement shows in Scotland, over 100 companies display their innovations and run workshops and seminars.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)


Test your mettle on the Tornado or the underslung Tsunami or enjoy something a little less hair-raising at M&D's, Scotland's theme park. Located outside of Glasgow, each ride is charged separately but unlimited wristbands are also available.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Blackford Highland Games

Early in the season, Blackford's Highland Games in late May date back to 1870. Alongside the sporting elite's competition in the various "heavy" games, it's also for teams to show their prowess in the arts of piping and dancing.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

The Barras

There are thousands of stalls at The Barras weekend market in the East End of Glasgow. Browse the lanes and covered areas to find everything from black pudding to antiques. Shops selling Celtic Football Club memorabilia abound, as do busy Celtic-orientated pubs.

Available : Weekends only

St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Exhibits and information about the world's six main faiths is on offer at the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in the East End of Glasgow. Visitors contemplate Hinduism and Buddhism and explore the Zen garden, all housed on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle.

Available : Daily

The Necropolis

The Necropolis reflects the importance of Glasgow during Victorian times, when the city was a hugely influential shipping centre. The "City of the Dead" contains over 3500 tombs, including one to John Knox that stands atop the Grey Rock.

Available : Daily

Glasgow Cathedral

The oldest building in the city, Glasgow Cathedral in the East End is a perfect example of beautifully restored pre-Reformation Gothic architecture. See the modern stained-glass windows and the tomb of St Mungo.

Available : Daily

The Barrowland Ballroom

The Barrowland in the East End is a faded ballroom with glitzy neon signs, where legends like Iggy Pop once performed. These days major bands like U2 and The Zutons entertain less than 2000 fans in this relatively intimate venue.

Available : Daily

T in the Park

Scotland's premier music festival, T in the Park returns this summer with scores of acts across five stages at Balado near Kinross. The legendary T in the Park funfair and cinema also return, and don't forget Friday is fancy dress...

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Glasgow's Hogmanay

Over 100,000 revellers take to Glasgow's streets on New Year's Eve, including 25,000 who are lucky enough (or organised enough) to get tickets for George Square. That's where the main celebration takes place, including Scotland's biggest outdoor ceilidh.

Available : Dec 2011 (annual)

West End Festival

The West End Festival brings music, film, art and performance events to the venues and communities of Glasgow's West End. The opening Scottish-style Mardi Gras parade is followed by everything from blockbuster films to street parties.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Great Scottish Run

Athletes put their fitness to the test and raise money for charity on the Great Scottish Run, sponsored by the Bank of Scotland. Both the half marathon and 10K routes start in George Square and finish at Glasgow Green.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Caffe Latte

A cafe that serves the suited community during the day and is predominantly mixed gay/lesbian in the evening, Caffe Latte is a popular choice for hip Glaswegians.

Available : Daily


First held in 1994, Glasgow's queer cultural festival - wittily entitled Glasgay! - paints Scotland's second city pink (and many other colours) each autumn. Since its inception, Glasgay! has grown ten-fold, now welcoming 35,000 visitors to 20 venues across the city.

Available : Oct - Nov 2013 (annual)

Glasgow International Jazz Festival

First held in 1987, the Glasgow International Jazz Festival brings swing to the Merchant City area of the city and further afield. It is now one of the major Scottish jazz celebrations, annually attracting an impressive and eclectic line-up of international artists.

Available : Jun - Jul 2013 (annual)

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

First held in 2002, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival rapidly established itself as the biggest laugh in Scotland. Each year it features over 200 laughter-filled events in over 40 venues throughout the city.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

The Tour of Britain

The UK's answer to the Tour de France picks up from the world famous French race with a dash round the British countryside. Sixteen of the world's elite cycling teams battle it out over six days of rugged riding.

Available : Sep 2008 (annual)

Glasgow Music Festival

First held in 1911, the Glasgow Music Festival celebrates young soloists and groups alike over a fortnight each March at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and Renfield St Stephen's Church Centre. It encompasses a surprisingly wide variety of amateur performances.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Glasgow Film Festival

The Glasgow Film Festival returns for a programme bursting with premières, special screenings, guest speakers and workshops across the city. Incorporating mini-festivals and "various strands" focusing on different genres, it brings every facet of cinema to the heart of Scotland's commercial centre.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013 (annual)

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival

Pipers from all over the world gather in Glasgow to take part in Piping Live!, a week-long celebration of all things bagpipe. With shows and competitions at the city's top venues it is one of the world's premier piping events.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Southside Festival

Glasgow's Southside festival brings together the local community for a day of music, culture and fun in Queens Park and the Glasshouses. The day-long festival features a parade, funfair and park gala as well as art, film and musical performances.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Glasgow Doors Open Days

Glasgow's Doors Open Days allow public access to the city's most intriguing nooks and crannies. The city has a fascinating architectural history and this festival offers expert tours in diverse settings from the Glasgow Necropolis to the A-listed Buchanan House.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Glasgow International Festival Of Visual Art

The biennial Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art exhibits the best of local talent as well as welcoming international artists. With exhibitions at various locations throughout the city, the festival showcases the fascinating variety of contemporary visual art.

Available : Apr - May 2013 (annual)

Glasgow Science Festival

The University of Glasgow is the brains behind the city's annual Science Festival. Absorb fascinating facts at film screenings, talks and workshops in venues on campus and around the city centre. The programme features both events for families and adults.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Glasgow Americana

First held in 2007, the Glasgow Americana festival is the city's biggest celebration of American folk, welcoming American and local country, folk and roots musicians to the city's Americana festival. Organised by The Fallen Angels Club, gigs take place across town.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Café Gandolfi

Hand-crafted wooden chairs set the rustic tone for Café Gandolfi in Glasgow's Merchant City. Diners sit beneath the stained-glass window, reading the papers and enjoying long lunches. Scottish standards like haggis with neeps and tatties (swede and potatoes) remain perennial favourites with the fashionable crowd.

Available : Daily


Arta, a former cheese market in Merchant City, attracts a sophisticated dressy crowd. The Canvas Club plays pop tunes, while funk and soul is on offer at The Red & Gold Rooms, hung with gilt-framed copies of Old Masters.

Available : Daily; not Mon or Tue

World Pipe Band Championships

The world's biggest bagpipe event is held in the centre of Glasgow, bringing together traditional pipe bands from around the world. Drummers and dancers also compete at the World Pipe Band Championships on Glasgow Green.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

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