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Falkirk hotel Oaklands is a spacious detached Edwardian villa built in 1910 as a home for the Young family, Boot Manufacturers of Laurieston.

The house is built in an elevated position on the Antonine Mound which dates back to Roman occupation in AD 143. This ancient fortification was built by Antoninous Pius and stretched from Old Kilpatrick on the River Clyde to Bo'ness on the River Forth, a distance of 60 kilometres.

The famous wall is easily visible at Callendar House just along the road from our B&B in Falkirk. There are records of habitation in Laurieston, or 'Happy Valley' as it was known, since 1765, and the land on which Oaklands now stands bounded property owned by the Marquess of Zetland.

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The house retains many of the period features of the time including a magnificent stained glass window which depicts the Falls of Lennie, north of Callendar.

Evidence of the 'art nouveau' style of the period exemplified by the work of the Scottish artist Charles Rennie Macintosh is to be found in this window, and in the magnificent oak dresser in the dining room, while fireplaces in living room and dining room have been installed to reflect the period.

Our Bed and Breakfast in Falkirk always strives to offer service of the highest quality to every visitor. There are three bedrooms, all furnished to a high standard, and all featuring original Scottish watercolours and prints.

The Blue Room, located at the back of the house with a view to the River Forth in the distance, contains a double bed, Edwardian wardrobe and chest of drawers. It has an en-suite WC, wash-hand basin and shower.

The Family Room is a very bright and spacious room containing a double bed and a single bed. There is an Art Nouveau wardrobe and chest of drawers. A baby cot is available if required. This room has views over the front and side gardens, and an en-suite WC, wash-hand basin and shower.

The Twin Room contains two single beds, Edwardian wardrobe, Victorian chest of drawers and wash hand basin. It has direct access to the main bathroom which is furnished to a very high standard, including Carrara marble worktops.

Occupants of this room have exclusive use of the bathroom. The room has views to the River Forth in the distance, the Ochil Hills, and to the back garden. All three rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, clock/radio alarm, TV with teletext.

Consideration is always given to special requests.

Guests are welcome to use our living room which features some original Scottish landscape paintings of the tiny clifftop fishing village of Catterline by Lil Neilson, Angus Neil, Annette Stephen and Carolyn Couper, who works in the Watch House as artist in residence at times.

Full Scottish or Continental breakfast is served in the magnificent dining room whose pine floors have been recently uncovered and restored, and which features a 10' long Victorian oak dining table dating back to the 1880’s.

Owners Helen and Andrew Bruce warmly welcome all visitors to their unique home which offers top quality accommodation in Falkirk.

Local Attractions
Oaklands is one of the best places to stay in Falkirk and is also superbly situated for both city and rural pursuits. Just 10 minutes from the town centre of Falkirk, and less than 30 minutes from Edinburgh (the airport can be reached in 20 minutes), Glasgow and Stirling (the Gateway to the Highlands), Oaklands can truly be said to be right in the centre of Scotland.

Access is easy, with the M9 motorway (junction 5) just minutes away, and Polmont Station with its direct rail links to all three cities close by. There is an endless list of local opportunities. Oaklands is very close to Callendar House and the amazing Falkirk Wheel, one of Scotland’s greatest engineering achievements.

Walkers can enjoy a range of different types of walk: canal, country park (Callendar Park, or Muiravonside Park with its magnificent aqueduct built by Thomas Telford), Roman Antonie Wall, seashore, or historic battle site (Bannockburn 1314, and Sherriffmuir 1715).

Just off the A905 Falkirk to Stirling road at Dunmore, and close to Airth Castle, stands “the most bizarre building in Scotland.” The Pineapple is a summer house built in 1761 with a first floor of cantilevered masonry in the shape of a realistic, prickly pineapple which is 45’ high!

The historic town of Linlithgow is also close by, the Palace having been visited by Robert the Bruce and being the birthplace of the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots. Although burned to the ground by Oliver Cromwell, the palace remains an impressive ruin with much of the structure intact.

Cyclists can enjoy the Forth and Clyde canal towpath which includes a stop at the Falkirk Wheel, and a torch lit journey through a mile long tunnel.

Shoppers can get personal advice from Helen and Andrew as to where to go and what to do in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk or Stirling. Tourists can venture from here to almost any part of Scotland within a couple of hours.

One of the pleasures of staying in top quality accommodation in Falkirk is the range of restaurants available close to our guest house. Helen and Andrew are very happy to provide recommendations and prices.

Within minutes of Oaklands are The Beancross Inn and Finn’s Salt of the Earth. Linlithgow boasts a wonderful seafood restaurant, Ship2Shore, the more traditional Livingstone’s, and good pub food in The Four Marys and The Star and Garter.

Falkirk has, among others, a very fine French restaurant, Pierre’s, a cheerful Italian, Antonio’s, and a hot Indian, The Sanaam. So, not only can you enjoy one of the best guest houses in Falkirk, you can also experience very good dining.

Oaklands B&B in Falkirk is superbly situated for both city and rural pursuits. Two miles from the town of Falkirk, and less than 30 minutes from Glasgow, Edinburgh (the airport is just 20 minutes), and Stirling, the Gateway to the Highlands, Laurieston can truly be said to be in the centre of Scotland.

Access is easy, with the M9 motorway (Junction 5) just minutes away, and Polmont Station with its direct rail links to all three cities very close by.

From Falkirk to Laurieston, take the A803 out of Falkirk straight into Laurieston. This road becomes Polmont Road. We are number 32 (name and number on the gate posts) on the left hand side of the road.

Taxis run regularly from Polmont Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston stations which are all on the main Glasgow-Edinburgh railway line.

We are happy to arrange collection from airport or stations if possible.

Email Oaklands Bed And Breakfast enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com