With a great combination of Scottish history, modern innovations, outdoor activities, stunning scenery and all the peace you could want, a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday is the perfect destination. No matter what you are looking for in a holiday, a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday rental cottage is an ideal base for simply recharging your batteries in great surroundings or indulging in a range of activities and attractions.
Visitors on a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday will find that there are more activities than is possibly feasible to complete during their stay! There is an abundance of outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed such as tennis, golf, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, roller-blading, walking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, sailing and horse riding. Indoor activities available include bowls, swimming and rock climbing.
As well as a host of activities, a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday has a wealth of attractions to enjoy. This includes Stirling Castle which has a turbulent and prominent place in Scottish history. Sitting atop a volcanic crag, the castle has survived at least 8 sieges and has seen a variety of Scottish monarchs crowned within its walls. The town of Falkirk has a unique attraction in the form of the Falkirk Wheel. This is the world's first rotating boat lift and helps to manoeuvre vessels between the Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal. The Falkirk Wheel has a visitor's centre which explains the idea behind the wheel with many interesting interactive exhibits.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday rental cottage, then there are many great towns and villages to be explored in the region. This includes the small town of Bonnybridge, about 20 minutes away from Falkirk itself. This small, unwitting town has actually become the "UFO Capital of Scotland" with over 300 UFO sightings recorded each year. Also of interest just to the south of Bonnybridge are the remains of Rough Castle Fort.
Visitors thinking of booking a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday will be pleased to hear that they can expect to enjoy very warm summers and cooler winters. The summer months of June, July and August are generally the warmest time to go, with the temperature during the daytime hovering between 18°C and 20°C. The coldest months of the year tend to be December and January when the daytime temperature falls to around 6°C. The average annual rainfall for the area is 33 inches.
Travellers on a Stirling & Falkirk Area holiday can land at Glasgow Airport (GLA) which is only 50 minutes away from the area. Airlines offering regular, affordable flights to the area include British Airways, Flybe, easyJet and BMIbaby. Passengers can depart from various UK airports including Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA).