Falkirk lies in the Forth Valley in between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The success of Falkirk lies in its location on the junction of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal as it was ideally placed during the Industrial Revolution to become the centre point for the iron and steel industries. Today, the relics and remnants of that era are echoed in the innovations of today, such as the magnificent Falkirk Wheel which rotates boats from one canal to another in an elegantly sweeping arc of metal and simple design.
Falkirk is a bustling town which now has its focus on the retail, service and tourism industries. There are a variety of small shops and high street names which dot the pedestrianised high street, along with a great choice of cafes, bars and restaurants.