Area

The map below shows some of the attractions around Spoke ‘n’ Boot. Just click the blue icons to get more details. You’ll also find a handy list of attractions/website links below.

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Things to see and do

As well as shops, pubs and cafes, Falkirk Town Centre also boasts a multi-screen Cineworld Cinema and the FTH Theatre.

You’ll find more amazing things to see and do on the VisitFalkirk.com website.

Coffee and a scone at the Falkirk Wheel Cafe.

Places to eat/drink (nearby)

  • Boardwalk – restaurant with an excellent and varied menu to suit all members of the family. Suitable for a romantic meal for two, a group celebration or a family treat. Less than two miles from here, north of the Falkirk Wheel.
  • Falkirk Wheel Cafe – at the Wheel itself
  • Union Inn, Camelon – beside the Union Canal. There are other pubs and takeaways nearby.
  • Canada Wood Cafe – a pleasant ten minute walk away, along the woodland path. The cafe is dog-friendly, and a great spot to sit, admire views and recharge your batteries after a walk in the surrounding woodland.
  • The Milk Barn, by Hallglen – a delightful ice cream parlour, serving home-made ice creams, delicious food and refreshments. Kids love it/adults too!

There are lots of takeaways within walking distance of the site, as well as well-stocked local supermarkets. Just next door to Spoke ‘n’ Boot you’ll find free-range eggs for sale.

You’ll also find loads of places to eat and drink within Falkirk town centre. The Falkirk Delivers website has details.

Transport links

You can also get buses to sites across central Scotland from Falkirk town centre.

The nearby towpaths lead you to The Kelpies and The Helix, ideal for cycling and walking.
The nearby towpaths lead you to The Kelpies and The Helix, ideal for cycling and walking.

CLOSE TO THE CANAL NETWORK

Spoke ’n’ Boot is situated near the towpath of the Union Canal. Take this towpath and watch the boats and barges go through the lock system before entering the tunnel leading straight onto The Falkirk Wheel and onto The Forth & Clyde Canal.

(It’s the same journey Prunella Scales and Timothy West enjoyed on TV’s “Great Canal Journeys”.)

Venture towards the west, passing Bonnybridge, Auchinstarry Marina to Bowling and Glasgow along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

One of the lovely stretches of canal near The Falkirk Wheel.
One of the lovely stretches of canal near The Falkirk Wheel.

Venture towards the East, passing Polmont, Linlithgow, Ratho and into Edinburgh along the Union Canal Towpath.

The nearby towpaths lead you to The Kelpies and The Helix, ideal for cycling and walking.

Discover more about the area on the VisitFalkirk website. You can also view videos about the area, courtesy of VisitFalkirk, in our News section.

Callendar House Museum, Falkirk.
Callendar House Museum, in Callendar Park, Falkirk
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