Falkirk is one of Scotland's most historic towns. The Romans built a fort here as part of the Antonine frontier and the present parish church is one of a long line of church buildings dating back to the seventh century.
The fertile lands of the Carse of Falkirk, as well as the celebrated cattle trysts and unrivalled skill in iron founding, brought great prosperity to the area, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As a result the town has many handsome Victorian and Edwardian public buildings.
Discover and explore the town's history by following a new heritage trail linking 25 sites of interest near the town centre. Each has a plaque with details of the location and its historical importance.
While the plaques are not numbered and can of course be visited in any order, the Falkirk Heritage Trail suggests two short tours each starting at the town's historic steeple.