Union Canal

Union Canal

Union Canal

Follow the Union Canal from Edinburgh Quay, over aqueducts, through tunnels and past tranquil scenery till you link with the Forth & Clyde Canal at the Falkirk Wheel. It's 32 miles along the Union Canal from Edinburgh Quay in the heart of the capital to the Falkirk Wheel, where a massive piece of modern engineering will lift boats into the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Points of interest

VisitScotland Information Centre
Scotland's national tourism operator's centre.
River Avon Heritage Trail
The River Avon Heritage Trail takes in the disused Westfield Viaduct, Muiravonside Country Park and visitor centre, the Avon Aqueduct and the railway viaduct that carries the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line, where the trail ends.
Polmont Railway Station
Muiravonside Country Park
Muiravonside Country Park is two miles south of Grangemouth and covers 170 acres of woodland and parkland. It's free and open all-year-round. There's a lot to do with nature trails, picnic sites and play areas throughout the Park.
Linlithgow Town Centre
Discover the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. This idyllic town offers visitors the perfect blend of old and new with an array of wonderful sights, events, shopping and dining.
Linlithgow Railway Station
Linlithgow Burgh Halls
A stunning building with a dedicated art gallery, offering a cafe with garden, visitor information, events, classes, elegant spaces for hire and much more.
Falkirk Town Centre
Falkirk is an area steeped in history with a wealth of attractions, including the world's only rotating boat-lift, a steam railway line, a baronial mansion, a castle, museums, galleries and superb parks and gardens.
Easygo Electric Bikes
Electric bikes are a great way to get out and explore The John Muir Way and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, giving you time to relax and appreciate the landscapes, history and culture on offer while still getting plenty of exercise.
Callendar Park and House
Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains a section of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site. Visit the Georgian kitchen and enjoy a break in the welcoming tearoom.
Beecraigs Country Park
Large country park with fishery, walks, play area, animal attractions, restaurant, caravan and camping space, and best of all: free admission!
Annet House Museum & Gardens
Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until the end of October. Admission is free but donations are welcome.


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Linlithgow's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
Falkirk's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.


Spoke'n'Boot Camping Pods

Camping pods a short distance from the John Muir Way near Falkirk


01506 842144

Linlithgow's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
Falkirk's Hotel and B&B Accommodation

07734 833988


01506 842098


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