Grangemouth is a town situated on the Firth of Forth about 4 miles east of Falkirk.
Originally known as Sealock, the settlement was established in the late 18th century and thrived as the link between the eastern end of the Forth & Clyde Canal and the River Forth. The town's industrial heritage continues today with the giant petrochemical plant, a remarkable sight at night, and with Grangemouth Port, the largest container terminal and the busiest deep-water port in Scotland.
The town is also packed full of local history and memorabilia which is well worth a visit, and it has a number of unique retailers and cafes all providing excellent customer service. It also benefits from free parking, making it an easy place for visitors to stop and have a quick browse.
Situated in the centre of Grangemouth, is Zetland Park, which has lovely rose gardens, a fun filled play park for kids and ample space for lovely picnics – the Park is also going through a significant redevelopment which will make it a must-visit destination.
Other attractions in the area include: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth Sports Complex with swimming pool, soft play, sports hall, Polmonthill Snowsports Centre (on the outskirts) or the Spitfire Memorial.
New for 2021 is the Falkirk Distillery, just a few minutes’ drive away. They have now started producing their own whisky and the visitor centre will open soon.