10 Things to Do in Grangemouth That You Shouldn't Miss

January 16, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Grangemouth is a town in east Stirlingshire and is part of the Falkirk council area, Scotland. The town lies in the Forth Valley, on the banks of the Firth of Forth, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Falkirk, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Bo'ness and 13 miles (20.9 km) south-east of Stirling. Grangemouth had a resident population of 17,906 according to the 2001 Census. Preliminary figures from the 2011 census reported the number as 17,373.
Restaurants in Grangemouth

1. The Kelpies

Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland +44 1324 506850
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Kelpies

Reviewed By J0HNG67 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

I'd driven past the Kelpies on the adjacent M9 many times but never stopped in so on a return journey from St Andrews we decided to have a look round. I was expecting to spend 10mins but we ended up walking round for a couple of hours and could have stayed longer. The sculptures are amazing and there is a nice visitor centre with interesting exhibits and a restaurant as well as a couple of snack bars round the water feature.

2. Outlander Tour

Grangemouth, Scotland
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5 based on 13 reviews

Outlander Tour

Day tours to various historical locations in Scotland, Including the world renowned Outlander Television series film locations. We also run trips to various distillery's and trips to the Highland and Islands. We pride ourselves on bespoke trips and small groups to give that personal touch.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

This was a really great tour. If you love Outlander and also if you love Scotland! It's a personal tour which was so liberating because we could view at our leisure and stay as long or as little as we liked. These fine Scottish landmarks...MoreThank-you Chanel I'm glad yourself and daughter enjoyed your tour, if you are ever back in Scotland drop me an email.

3. Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Bo'Ness Station Union Street, Bo'ness EH51 9AQ, Scotland
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4.5 based on 427 reviews

Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

This hidden gem, only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is located in the historic town of Bo’ness. Our friendly staff will welcome you aboard one of our heritage steam or diesel-hauled trains and wish you a pleasant journey. The train travels along the shore of the Firth of Forth with views of the majestic Ochil Hills, before climbing a tree-lined gradient, passing woodland, wild flowers and Waterfalls to the country station of Birkhill. Alight here to take a stroll in the ancient woodlands of the Avon Gorge.Beyond Birkhill, the train crosses the River Avon Viaduct to Manuel beside the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line. Back at Bo’ness, visit the Museum of Scottish Railways, extended in 2012 with the addition of a 16,000 sq. ft. train shed to house the last remaining "Glasgow Blue Train", a recently restored Class 126 Diesel Multiple Unit and several other heritage items of rolling stock. In the main exhibition hall, operate a railway signal and points, climb aboard heritage locomotives and learn about the making, operating and using of Scottish Railways through the ages. Take time to sort some letters in the Post Office Sorting Van and view the classic video "Night Mail". Free parking, Station Buffet and Gift Shop.

Reviewed By Andrew K - London

Train decked out for Christmas. Nice and clean and warm too!
Conductor fellow handed out Reindeer hats and there was a song sheet on the table. We were in coach A, so saw santa first! Entertained by a magician. Enjoyed a sing song lead by a choir master and a man playing an accordion - lovely!
Back at the station we had complementary tea and a warm mince pie.
There was a model railway and a museum open too - a very enjoyable visit.
Well done to all the volunteers - a happy Christmas to you all!

4. Culross Palace

West Green, Culross KY12 8JH, Scotland +44 131 243 9331
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4.5 based on 218 reviews

Culross Palace

Reviewed By johnkfenwick - Larkhall, United Kingdom

Not only is the Palace well worth visiting but so is the village of Culross. Externally you soon realise that this is not a Palace at all, but all will soon be explained by the excellent guides. Once you have watched the short introductory video presentation (recommended) you are free to wander around the interior and Gardens at your on pace. The rooms give a real feel to what living here would have been like in days gone by and the information provided by the guides makes it all the more real. For me one of the best revelations was the roof tiles and how the design fitted to the strapping. A small thing I know but i found it fascinating. Taking the town tour is also a must to visit the town house and Bishop Leightons study and to see the benefits carried out by the Little Houses Improvement Scheme. Highly recommended and well worth spending the day here.

5. Linlithgow Palace

9 Kirkgate | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland +44 1506 842896
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Linlithgow Palace

The magnificent ruin of a great Royal Palace set in its own park and beside Linlithgow Loch. A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here. Surfaces inside the Palace are mainly stone slabs and small cobbles in the courtyard. The ticket office, shop and courtyard are accessible to visitors with disabilities. More mobile visitors should be able to access the first floor which forms the main part of the property. Access is available to Linlithgow Loch and extensive peel (park).

Reviewed By drummogo - Bo'ness

We have visited Linlithgow Palace many times and return most months.
The views from the outside are equal to the views from inside.
The friendly staff will give you a warm welcome and are very knowledgeable on the history of the building and the historical events
The Palace setting next to Linlithgow Loch is just amazing at any time of the year, parking is limited at busy times but there is plenty of parking just a short walk away. There is also good links by train and bus if you want to use public transport
Treat yourself to a pleasant walk around the Loch , it is about 2.5 Miles, the views of the Palace will take your breath away

6. Xtreme Karting Falkirk

Unit J | Lochlands Business Park, Falkirk FK5 43NS, Scotland +44 1324 579797
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Xtreme Karting Falkirk

Xtreme Karting in Falkirk allows both adults and cadets (ages 10-15) to experience the thrill of motorsport at its best! The FIRST Karting centre in Scotland to achieve the 5 star rating from Visit Scotland! The centre features a purposely designed customer lounge area, with large windows overlooking the whole track area, and track side viewing, both areas feature the latest in race timing displays, allowing spectators to watch all the action on the track in complete comfort. The professionally designed track is set within a 30,000 sq ft unit, and features the latest barrier protection systems to ensure the safety of drivers. The exciting track layout features a bridge / underpass section and has been specially designed with hairpin bends, sweeping corners and long straights to provide adrenalin packed racing for novices and seasoned experts! The track is tested to the limit by our high performance EVO 5 Karts, specially tuned to deliver blistering performance!

Reviewed By Andy H

**HIGHLY RECOMMEND**
I cannot fault my experience with Xtreme Karting at all. Organising the event was very easy, the events team worked around my worklife to assist arranging our event. The facilities are incredible, the staff are friendly and professional and my group of 14 thoroughly enjoyed themselves! So much so that everyone wanted to cone back before we even left

7. Grangemouth Heritage Trust

Annfield Place 13A La Porte Precinct, Grangemouth FK3 8AZ, Scotland +44 1324 666603
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Grangemouth Heritage Trust

Reviewed By Viatori-lasso - United Kingdom

I visited Grangemouth from a family history aspect, and was disappointed to find out that the archives were now in Falkirk, and the museum had closed. However, the library staff directed me to this excellent exhibition of Grangemouth's history tucked away behind the main street in a fairly small building. The building contains a huge display of photographs from many different periods of Grangemouth's history, including local groups, schools, industry and buildings, and includes a model of the former airport nearby. There's many artefacts in display cases, particularly good on the two world wars, and reference books and informative folders to assist your study. The volunteer staff are very welcoming, and Maureen in particular is a great source of knowledge and guidance. There's so much to see that you have to devote some time to your visit, but if you want to know more about Grangemouth and the local area, this is the place to go.

8. The Hippodrome

10 Hope Street, Bo'ness EH51 0AA, Scotland +44 1324 506177
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The Hippodrome

This fantastic pre-art deco picture palace was first opened in 1912. For decades it was the place to see the latest Hollywood and British blockbusters. It closed in the 1980’s after a short spell as a bingo hall. Now – thanks to a £2.1 million restoration project – the Hippodrome is open again, lovingly restored to its 1926 heyday. With a great program of blockbusters, art house and classic favorites, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Reviewed By lesleyScotlandUk - scotland uk

Fantastic little cinema that can beat the big nationals hands down. Beautifully restored, Scotland first purpose built cinema that offers the best variety of movies Inc new releases. Sit back and chill out with the kids and reasonably prices goodies. Or make it a night with the adults and have a relaxing drink at your seat from the bar. Support the Hippodrome and help keep the doors open at this all institution with a fab range of prices for all budgets and screenings ..

9. Royal Burgh of Culross

A985, 4 Miles East of the Kincardine Bridge, Culross KY12 8JH, Scotland +44 131 243 9331
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Royal Burgh of Culross

Reviewed By JOHN04LEEDS - Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom

Very pleasantly surprised by just how much there was to see - many of the houses have been restored to their original state circa 1650s thanks in part to the National Trust for Scotland and the Small Houses scheme. Almost like being in a film set - if you are a fan of Outlander don't miss this as many scenes were filmed here - although we are not there was more than enough to interest us. Also, there are lovely walks on the banks of the Firth of Forth with great views of the estuary, the three iconic Forth Bridges and surrounding countryside. Well worth visiting if you are in the area.

10. Beecraigs Country Park

Beecraigs Country Park Near Linlithgow, Linlithgow EH49 6PL, Scotland +44 1506 284505
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Beecraigs Country Park

Reviewed By Michigander829 - South Haven, Michigan

We were taken to the Beecraigs restaurant for breakfast, which was excellent, and then put on our boots to walk it off. Deer and cattle to watch and good woodland walks. Lots of families at the adventure play park. A really nice place to spend two or three hours. We didn’t make it up the nearby hill which our hosts told us provided spectacular views. Next time definitely.

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