Falkirk Tourism, United Kingdom

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Falkirk (/ˈfɒlkɜːrk/ or /ˈfɔːkɜːrk/; Scots: The Fawkirk; Scottish Gaelic: An Eaglais Bhreac) is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. It lies in the Forth Valley, 23.3 miles (37.5 km) north-west of Edinburgh and 20.5 miles (33.0 km) north-east of Glasgow. Falkirk had a resident population of 32,422 at the 2001 census. The population of the town had risen to 34,570 according to a 2008 estimate, making it the 20th most populous settlement in Scotland. Falkirk is the main town and administrative centre of the Falkirk council area, which has an overall population of 156,800 and inholds the nearby towns of Grangemouth, Bo'ness, Denny, Larbert and Stenhousemuir. The town lies at the junction of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, a location which proved key to the growth of Falkirk as a centre of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. In the 18th and 19th centuries Falkirk was at the centre of the iron and steel industry, underpinned by the Carron Company in the nearby village of Carron. The company was responsible for making carronades for the Royal Navy and also later many pillar boxes. In the last 50 years heavy industry has waned, and the economy of the town relies increasingly on retail and tourism. Despite this, Falkirk remains the home of many international companies like Alexander Dennis, the largest bus production company in the United Kingdom. Falkirk has a long association with the publishing industry. The company now known as Johnston Press was established in the town in 1846. The company, now based in Edinburgh, produces the Falkirk Herald, the largest selling weekly newspaper in Scotland. Attractions in and around Falkirk include the Falkirk Wheel, The Helix (home to The Kelpies), Callendar House and Park and remnants of the Antonine Wall. In a 2011 poll conducted by STV, it was voted as Scotland's most beautiful town, ahead of Perth and Stirling in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

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Facts and Stats for Falkirk*

  • Pollution Statistics in Falkirk

    Know the pollution level of Falkirk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.48 (Very Low)
  • Falkirk: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Falkirk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Falkirk.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.55 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.43 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.23 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.19 (Low)
    • Attacks 50.46 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.07 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.05 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.64 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.5 (Moderate)
  • Living in Falkirk - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Falkirk is 190.37 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 54.7 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.94 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.87 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.86 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.75 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 131.81 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Falkirk

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Falkirk

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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