Benefiting from being halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, the town is located in the Forth Valley. Falkirk is steeped in history. The Antonine Wall, dating from the second century, marked the northern frontier of the Roman Empire and now has UNESCO World Heritage status. You can experience life in centuries gone by at the impressive mansion of Callendar House, which stands in the attractive Callendar Park. Furthermore, the 15th century fortress of Blackness Castle provided the perfect setting for the film adaptation of Hamlet, starring Mel Gibson and Glenn Close.
Moving to Falkirk
Falkirk has an average property price of £128,467. This is more expensive than nearby Shieldhill, Laurieston and New Carron Village.
Like the majority of locations in Scotland, anything can be purchased from a 6 bedroom detached house to 1 bedroom flats for £30,000. For first time buyers, 2 bedroom flats in nice converted properties in central Falkirk tend to have asking prices around £45,000. Modest 4-bedroom terraced family homes can go for anything between £70,000 and £90,000.
There is a Britannia office located just 40 minutes away from Falkirk, in Glasgow. Therefore, we are perfectly situated to help you with your move to or from Falkirk, and we also a have a variety of storage solutions available should you require them.
Education in Falkirk
There are 50 primary schools in Falkirk, serving all of the different catchment areas. Comely Park, St Andrew’s and Kinnaird are the most popular and received very good HM inspection results.
Falkirk is served by eight high schools which have all been rebuilt or renovated in previous years. Which school children attend depends on the catchment area of the school. Braes High School, Denny High School, Falkirk High School, and St Mungo’s High School all received fantastic inspection reports and are highly regarded in Falkirk.
Falkirk is also home to one of the four campuses of Forth Valley College; a merger of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan colleges. The Falkirk Campus is the largest of all the campuses.
Falkirk Transport Links
Falkirk benefits from having two train stations; Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston. Both stations have direct services to Edinburgh, with journey times of 30 minutes. Both Grahamston and Falkirk High have direct trains also running to Glasgow Queen Street station. From Falkirk High, trains are just over 20 minutes, whereas from Grahamston, it is just under 1 hour.
Glasgow Airport is under 35 minutes away from Falkirk and has numerous flights nationally and to destinations in Europe. There are also flights to America, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Falkirk has the M9 to its east and the M80 to its west. This allows the town to be extremely well connected by road, easily commutable to both Glasgow and Edinburgh – but be wary of rush hour traffic.
There are also a multitude of bus services covering all the areas of Falkirk.
Removal Services in Falkirk
Britannia Movers of Glasgow is a family-owned local company, that specialises in moving customers from Falkirk and throughout the local area including West Lothian, Kirkcaldy, Stirlingshire, Glenrothes, Linlithgow, the Scottish borders, Bathgate and Livingston.
Storage Services in Falkirk
Our modern warehouse facility in Glasgow offers a range of storage options to our clients in Falkirk and surrounding areas, from self-storage pods to commercial archiving. We can also provide interim storage for the contents of your home here in Glasgow or at an affiliated Britannia storage facility close to your destination as part of your relocation package.
Whether you are moving your business or your home, Britannia Movers of Glasgow is proud to offer a professional service at competitive rates. Contact us today for more information and to discuss your individual needs.