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GrangemouthUnited Kingdom

Stare in amazement at two giant steel horse heads and enjoy the scenery in this quaint parkland village.

A lively port town for many centuries, Grangemouth is a serene retreat near the Firth of Forth and the Forth and Clyde Canal. It is best known for the Helix, a project using green space and waterways around the village for family-fun activities.

Gaze at the iconic horse sculptures known as the Kelpies in the Helix. The equine structures are made from steel, reaching a height of 100 feet (30 meters). Enter one of the horses to inspect its intricate internal arrangement. The statues pay tribute to the horse power that contributed to Scotland’s development.

Travel west for 5 miles (8 kilometers) to reach the Falkirk Wheel, among Scotland’s most popular sites. Walk on water in an inflatable ball and watch the world’s first rotating boat lift in action. Its visitor center contains activities and exhibits about the lift.

Bring a picnic to one of the green patches in the village center. Stroll along the banks of the Grange Burn running through Zetland Park past rose gardens, tennis courts and large fields for games.

Saunter along the woodland paths of Inchyra Park and join a game of soccer or rugby. Watch athletic events at the adjacent Grangemouth Stadium, which was constructed in 1966.

Practice your swing at Grangemouth Golf Club in the southeastern section of the village. It has excellent facilities and a pro shop. Enjoy a meal and a beer with views of the picturesque course.

Note that winters are relatively mild given the northern latitude of the village. The climate is temperate, with pleasant summers. Refer to locals as Portonians, which alludes to the village’s port town history.

Find the village of Grangemouth in the northeastern outskirts of Falkirk, between the town and the entrance to the Firth of Forth. Drive the 25-mile (40-kilometer) journey west from Edinburgh in 45 minutes or take a train and a bus in the same amount of time.

In Grangemouth, innovation and art prosper beside scenic waterways and green parks.

Top Hotels in Grangemouth

Grange Manor
Grange Manor
4 out of 5
Glensburgh Road, Grangemouth, Scotland
The price is $95 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in Grangemouth, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from The Helix and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Callendar House. Falkirk Wheel and Linlithgow Palace are also ...

4/5Very Good! (94 reviews)

"Quick check in. Clean - large room, warm. Only negative was the mattress was too firm fo my liking, therefore did not sleep well"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Grange Manor
Leapark Hotel
Leapark Hotel
3 out of 5
130 Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth, Scotland
The price is $67 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Kelpies and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from The Helix. Callendar House and Falkirk Wheel are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (107 reviews)

"Friendly reception staff , well organised with social distancing in public areas ... breakfast was average .. watery scrambled eggs and boiled mushrooms ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Leapark Hotel
Helix Hotel
Helix Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Kerse Road, Grangemouth, Scotland
The price is $74 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Kelpies, The Helix, and Callendar House. Falkirk Wheel and Muiravonside Country Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (140 reviews)

"Emma on the front desk is lovely and very welcoming. My room was spotless and the decor was modern as per the website. Due to COVID the hotel is not doing breakfasts but are providing pack lunches. I have dietary requirements so it was really good when Scott the chef came out to meet me and discuss ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Helix Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Grangemouth

Garron House
Garron House
3.5 out of 5
34 Townhead, Auchterarder, Scotland

Situated in Auchterarder, this vacation home is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Gleneagles Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Phoenix Falconry and Tullibardine Distillery. ...

Garron House
Cairnfold Cabins
Cairnfold Cabins
3.5 out of 5
Lime Road, Glasgow, Scotland

Situated in Glasgow, this spa cabin is within 12 mi (20 km) of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Provand's Lordship, and Airdrie Golf Club. Sauchiehall Street and Pavilion ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Brilliant!

"Honestly can not recommend this place enough! Can’t fault a thing. We booked Cairnfold Cabins quote last minute and we really struggled to find something that ticked all the boxes like this place did. The Glamping pod was immaculate and had everything you needed. The hot tub was an added bonus! It ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Cairnfold Cabins
Court Residence
Court Residence
4 out of 5
1 Court Square, High Street, Linlithgow, Scotland
The price is $110 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in the heart of Linlithgow, this aparthotel is steps from Linlithgow Burgh Halls, St. Michael's Parish Church, and Linlithgow Palace. West Lothian Golf ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (187 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Court Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Grangemouth

The Kelpies
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The Kelpies

5/5(5 reviews)

Falkirk’s famous horse sculptures became instantly iconic the moment they were unveiled and today they are one of the most popular sights in central Scotland.

Edinburgh Zoo
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Edinburgh Zoo

4/5(48 reviews)

See rare and endangered species and learn about the efforts to conserve them at Edinburgh’s largest wildlife attraction.

Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle

5/5(198 reviews)

Get a glimpse into the lives of Scotland's historical monarchs at this immaculately preserved hilltop fort and royal residence.

University of Stirling
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University of Stirling

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Walk around the campus of University of Stirling, a top college in Bridge of Allan. Check out the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Murrayfield Stadium
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Murrayfield Stadium

4/5(53 reviews)

Catch an event at Murrayfield Stadium, and enjoy other activities in Edinburgh such as golfing. Discover the lively festivals and shops in this walkable area.

Falkirk Wheel
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Falkirk Wheel

4.5/5(66 reviews)

Admire the futuristic style of the world’s first rotating boat lift and watch it in action as it plucks vessels from a quaint canal.

Top things to do in Grangemouth

Guided Full-Day Tour of Loch Lomond, Stirling & The Kelpies
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Guided Full-Day Tour of Loch Lomond, Stirling & The Kelpies

$59
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Full-Day Tour
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Small-Group Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Full-Day Tour

$59
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
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Aspire Lounge by Servisair at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

$35
Per adult
Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cream Tea Cruise
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Blackness Castle, Three Bridges Cream Tea Cruise

$16
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Small-Group Outlander Adventure Full Day Tour
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Small-Group Outlander Adventure Full Day Tour

$66
Per adult
Inchcailloch Island Explorer departing from Luss
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Inchcailloch Island Explorer departing from Luss

$20
Per adult

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Callendar House which includes chateau or palace and heritage elements

Falkirk

Photo "Kincardine" by Paul McIlroy (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Kincardine