Local Area Information
You will find a self-catering holiday at Antonine Wall Cottages an excellent location from which to explore some of the finest tourist attractions in Scotland. If a day without any driving appeals, you can walk to the Falkirk Wheel along the line of the ancient Military Way that the Romans built behind the Antonine Wall itself.
The Falkirk Wheel offers the only rotating boat-lift in the world and is a wonderful day out with bikes to hire, an enormous children’s play area, a restaurant and excellent display area as well as the Wheel itself to ride on.
Alternatively you can enjoy the numerous walks from our doorstep along the Antonine Wall, Rough Castle and by the Forth & Clyde Canal, where you can also rent kayaks and bikes. Our local town, Bonnybridge, complete with shops and friendly pubs serving meals, is a one-mile walk from the cottages. There is a loch, St Helens Loch,with free fishing just a 3 minute walk from the cottages where you can catch pike and trout.
The City of Edinburgh with its castle, the glorious Princess Street and numerous free museums is easily reachable via a 30-minute train or car journey. The City of Glasgow which is renowned for its excellent shopping and architecture (the Mackintosh Trail is highly recommended) is also 30 minutes by car or frequent train.
Stirling with the Wallace Monument and castle (arguably the best in Scotland – I think it is!) is 15 minutes away by car. If you wish a day on the coast you can reach the picturesque beaches of Fife or Rabbie Burns’ country of Ayrshire within an hour. The Trossachs, Peebles, Perth, Loch Lomond, and New Lanark are all within one hour’s drive of the cottages.
Even the ski slopes of Aviemore, the delights of the Isle of Arran or the children’s television town of Balamory (actually Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, of course) are also perfectly reachable in a day trip.
We can also arrange horse riding at the nearby stables.
In each of the cottages you’ll find extensive tourist information including full details of 10 days out easily visited from our cottages and all personally vetted by your hosts. In these information packs we tell you the best places to eat, the best place to park, where to shop for the best bargains and so on.
You will never lack for things to do in this part of Scotland - your only problem will be fitting them all in!