Grangemouth has a population of 17,400. Grangemouth has a large commercial port and is also a center for the petrochemical induxtry.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 17 miles east. Take the tram to Haymarket then train towards Glasgow for Polmont.
Glasgow Airport (GLA) is 36 miles west, far side of that city. Take the airport bus to Buchanan station then the train from Queen Street towards Edinburgh for Polmont.
- Polmont on the main Glasgow to Edinburgh line, also stop at Linlithgow. Also branches to Dunblane and Stirling. 10 minutes walk from the shopping centre.
By carPolmont is half-way between Glasgow and Edinburgh, spanning the M9 motorway. The exit is junction 4.
By busThere are regular bus services to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, all provided by First Group.
By boatNearby Grangemouth Docks (4 miles north) on the Forth River where light cargo ships and coastal tankers call. No ferry or passenger-only services are available.
The Union Canals pass through Polmont and are open to small boat traffic.
Antonine WallConstructed 140-142 AD during the reign of Roman Emperor Antonius Pius, this wall spans Scotland at its narrowest point between the Firth of Forth in the east and the River Clyde in the west. Although intended to rival the work of his predecessor Hadrian, this wall was far less elaborate, built of turf fronted by a ditch 12 feet deep. The wall was 10 feet high and 14 feet wide and dotted with 29 small military forts linked by a road.As a defensive barrier it didn't last long: in 181 AD the northern tribes poured over the wall and pushed the Romans back to Hadrian's Wall. The Romans finally abandoned the territory between the two walls in 196 AD. The wall is 37 miles long but mostly covered by modern developments, the best of it being through Polmont Woods and Church.
address: Manualrigg, Maddiston, Falkirk. Fk2 0ls
Grangemouth Golf Course6400-yard 18-hole parkland course opened in 1974. Municipal course with a clubhouse which is open to visitors.
address: Avondale Rd, Polmont FK2 0YA100 m long artificial ski slope, so it's a novice site.
- is open Mar-Oct for fly-fishing.
- Polmont Woods and the canal are agreeable places to have a walk.
address: Main Street, Polmont FK2 0PXPub with a selection of food, has rooms. Quiz night Tues, karaoke alt Sats.
address: 20 Main Street, Polmont FK2 0PXScotland's Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in 2005/2006, has vegan and GF options.
- Numerous pleasant bars.
phone: +44 1324 711911address: Grange Rd, FK2 0YBRenovated mansion and four-star hotel, handy for motorway & Grangemouth.
address: 130 Bo'Ness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9BX50-room hotel.
address: Beancross Road, Polmont, FK2 0YS
- Falkirk - nearby town which was the site of two historic battles, and has the shortest street in the UK.
- Linlithgow - attractive town and castle on the way to Edinburgh.
- Bo'ness - Small town in the district, home to the Scottish Railway Preservation society, and the Bo'ness and Kinneil Steam Railway.