Car hire in Falkirk
Car Hire at Falkirk
The town of Falkirk is situated in the county of Stirlingshire in Scotland. The major Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within easy reach of Falkirk, with Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) the town's closest airport. Falkirk is also well-connected by road, with both the M9 and the M876 surrounding the town.
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Where to pick up my car
Falkirk car rental suppliers are dotted throughout the town. Thanks to its close proximity to two major motorways, the town is the perfect place to pick up a car before heading off to explore the rest of this glorious country, from its historic cities to the Scottish Highlands.
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Where to go
Its location in the heart of Scotland means that Falkirk is surrounded by medieval castles, breathtaking countryside and historic towns and cities, making the town the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the country by hire car. Head north to the Highlands and John O'Groats or drive south towards Hadrian's Wall.
The city of Edinburgh is just a 50-minute drive from Falkirk and is home to the mighty Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop a dormant volcano. If you can manage the climb, the top of Arthur's Seat offers magnificent views across the city. The journey from Falkirk to Glasgow takes around 40 minutes. Here, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a particular highlight.
Dundee takes 90 minutes or so to reach by car from Falkirk. Here, Captain Scott's RRS Discovery - the ship that took him on his Antarctic voyage - is moored. Sample authentic rich, fruity Dundee cake while you're here too. You might also see the Loch Ness monster during your visit to Scotland, with the loch a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Falkirk.
Eating and drinking
Scotland is famous for its haggis, which is made from sheep's organs, mixed with onion, suet and various spices, and is traditionally served with 'neeps and tatties' (swede and potatoes). If this doesn't sound like your thing, instead enjoy some classic buttery, sweet Scottish shortbread or sugary tablet, which is a kind of hard fudge.
Things to do
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift that is able to carry vessels from the Forth and Clyde Canal to the Union Canal, as these bodies of water are positioned at different levels. You can visit to see the wheel in action and even ride in a boat while it is turned via this innovative feat of engineering.
Scotland is home to some magnificent castles, with Castle Campbell and Stirling Castle both within 30 minutes' drive of Falkirk. Castle Campbell dates from the medieval era and was once visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, while Stirling Castle has a fascinatingly colourful history full of sieges and royal takeovers.
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