Falkirk is a historic town in central Scotland with a rich history and scenic views. It’s a short drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and is an ideal getaway if you’re looking for a quiet staycation that’s still within a short distance to busy cities. There are plenty of hotels in Falkirk, as well as other forms of accommodation, that keep you neatly situated between these two major cities.
There are lots of things to do in Falkirk itself, as it boasts various tourist attractions, such as the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. If you’re looking for an exciting and bustling town to visit, Falkirk is the place for you. Below are our recommendations for the top Falkirk hotels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, cottages, and self-catering accommodation for experiencing the town.
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Hotels in Falkirk
The hotels in Falkirk are very varied and you are sure to find one that suits the needs of your trip. If you are looking to be pampered during your stay, look no further than our selection of Falkirk hotels listed below.
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa
The Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa is absolutely perfect if you are looking for a relaxing and glamorous experience. Each room has an en suite bathroom as well as access to room service.
The Macdonald Inchyra Hotel is ideal for spa breaks and is a perfect breakaway for special occasions. MacDonald Hotels are also affiliated with various golf courses, so it is also a brilliant place for golf-lovers to spend some time.
The MacDonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa has various spa features such as an aroma steam room and sauna, making it the perfect destination for leisure breaks.Check Online Availability
The Grange Manor
The Grange Manor is a traditional Scottish manor house built in the 19th century with beautiful scenic gardens for you to explore. Renowned for its show-stopping afternoon tea, it is also perfect for groups looking for a weekend away to celebrate a birthday or another special occasion.
It is situated within a walking distance of the Kelpies for those looking to sight-see. As far as hotels in Falkirk go, this manor is arguably the most impressive to look at.Check Online Availability
Premier Inn Falkirk Central
If you are on a tight budget, rooms at the Premier Inn Falkirk Central are perfect as they offer rooms for an incredibly low price. The hotel is situated near The Falkirk Wheel and is in a tranquil area of the town which is perfect if you are looking for a peaceful stay. The Premier Inn does not offer room service, but they are happy for their guests to eat food in their hotel rooms.
The Park Hotel is a 3-star hotel that boasts 55 rooms. The Park Hotel is close to Falkirk town centre and is a cosy stay with warm interiors, making it the perfect place to stay for those looking to explore Falkirk. The Park Hotel prides itself on its hospitality and the ability to make customers feel right at home.
It is also not far from Falkirk Golf Club so it is an ideal place to stay for those looking to explore Falkirk’s golfing scene.Check Online Availability
Airth Castle Hotel
Airth Castle Hotel is a glamorous destination, fully equipped with a spa, gym, and a top-quality bar and on-site restaurant. The large scenic grounds are perfect for exploring. Airth Castle Hotel is a brilliant choice of accommodation for those looking for a tranquil and relaxing trip.Check Online Availability
If you are looking for a cosy getaway, a bed and breakfast might be the perfect type of accommodation for you on your trip to Falkirk.
Rosie’s Bed and Breakfast
Rosie’s Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a cosy and quaint stay. The B&B has free on-site parking, free wi-fi, and is pet-friendly and child-friendly, making it an ideal stay if you are bringing your little ones, whether they have two legs or four.
Lismore House B&B
Lismore House B&B is a charming stay for those looking for a quiet getaway. Surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, you may be greeted by a highland cow near your window in the morning. Lismore House has family rooms, so it is ideal for those travelling with family.Check Online Availability
Lumsdaine House Bed & Breakfast
Lumsdaine House Bed & Breakfast is a traditional style B&B with excellent views of Falkirk’s natural scenery. It is revered as an extremely cosy and welcoming place to stay when visiting Falkirk. Guests tend to rave about Lumsdaine House’s top-notch breakfasts and the excellent hospitality implemented there.
Glenavon House is a stunning Victorian B&B in Linlithgow. Guests will receive a Scottish full breakfast every morning to help add to their experience. The bed & breakfast has free wi-fi as well as parking and is just a ten-minute drive from Falkirk town centre.
If you are looking to be more in touch with nature, perhaps camping in Falkirk is the ideal way to experience the town for you. Or, if you are looking for something a little less central than the hotels in Falkirk but are still looking for a little bit of luxury, why not try ‘glamping’?
Weedingshall Lodges have 10 pods available for guests to stay in. Each pod has its own toilet and shower as well as a kitchen and cooking facilities so you have some privacy that camping does not always afford. As well as this, certain pods are dog-friendly whilst others are equipped with private hot tubs. There is certainly something for everyone at Weedingshall Lodges.Check Online Availability
Bonnybridge Eco Camping and Glamping
Bonnybridge Eco Camping and Glamping is just a short drive away from the town centre of Falkirk. You have the option to bring your own tent or to use one of the pre-pitched bell tents on-site. The site provides equipment for a variety of outdoor games. It is also a pet-friendly site. Bonnybridge Eco Camping and Glamping is the perfect outdoor getaway for families.
The Woods Caravan Park
The Woods Caravan Park is an ideal place to set up for a caravan holiday, however, there is also plenty of space for tents to pitch up, too, if you are looking to be a little more in touch with nature. The caravan park has free wifi, as well as bathroom and laundry facilities for everyone to use. The Woods Caravan Park is a pet-friendly destination.
Cottages are the perfect form of accommodation for those looking for a quaint getaway, particularly for those travelling with family. Below are some of our favourite cottages in Falkirk.
Elm Cottage is the ideal destination for a family getaway. It is a pet-friendly cottage with 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 6 guests. The cottage is in a calm, quiet area and has a spacious garden fully equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. Elm Cottage also has space for private parking for up to 3 cars.
Moss Cottage is a beautiful home that was built in the late 19th century. It is situated near the banks of the Forth River and can host up to 5 guests. With its natural beauty in the surrounding area, it is absolutely perfect if you are looking for somewhere peaceful to escape to.
South Doll Farm Cottage
South Doll Farm Cottage is situated close to the banks of the Forth River. The cottage can sleep up to 6 people and has free parking for guests. It is a short drive outside of Falkirk, however, the beautiful scenery around you allows you to feel as though you have been transported miles away from bustling city life.Check Online Availability
Self Catering Accommodation Falkirk
If you are looking to fully immerse yourself in the Falkirk way of living, the best way to do this is by staying in self-catering accommodation. It allows you to live like a true Falkirk local whilst giving you the freedom of working to your own schedule.
As opposed to having to schedule your day around hotel mealtimes, you are able to come and go from your own accommodation as you please and cook yourself a warm meal at any time. What you might be missing in regard to room service is made up for in your sense of freedom and independence.
Carmel Apartments Thornhill
Carmel Apartments Thornhill are ideal if you are looking to visit as many tourist spots and Falkirk landmarks as possible during your stay. The modern apartments have free wifi and free parking. They are also pet friendly and come equipped with beds and bowls for your furry friends. The apartments are within a walking distance of the Falkirk Wheel and Helix Park.Check Online Availability
Glenavon House is a stunning Victorian B&B in Linlithgow. Guests will receive a full Scottish breakfast every morning to help add to their experience. The bed & breakfast has free wi-fi as well as free private parking and is just a ten-minute drive from Falkirk town centre.
Craigs Lodges are stunning self-catering accommodation with scenic mountain views. It is pet-friendly and is recommended as an ideal place for couples to stay. The lodges are quite remote, and technically are in an Edinburgh postcode, however, they are just a 20-minute drive away from Falkirk’s town centre.
The unique location allows guests the option to travel into both Edinburgh and Falkirk, giving them the opportunity to explore two of Scotland’s most exciting spots.