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Visit Falkirk's lucky talisman

The 8,000-seat Falkirk Stadium was constructed in 2004, the year before the Scottish Premier League dropped its minimum seating requirements from 10,000 to 6,000. This meant that, for the first time since the League's inception, Falkirk were eligible for promotion to Scotland's top tier - a feat they achieved that season. The stadium also hosts rugby union matches, rock concerts, and is a popular wedding venue.

Explore Falkirk town

There's plenty to see in and around the Lowlands down of Falkirk, with the Falkirk Wheel - the only rotary canal connector in the world - a particularly spectacular sight. Callendar House is a tremendously imposing mansion featuring a museum and contemporary art gallery, while Callendar Park makes for a nice walk.

Head to 'Auld Reekie'

Scotland's capital city is just over 20 miles away, easily reachable by road or rail (Falkirk Grahamston railway station is situated on the Edinburgh to Dunblane line). Of course, the city is famed for its history, comedy, theatre and culture - but Edinburgh Zoo is also very appealing.

Looking for accommodation Near Falkirk Stadium? Travelodge Falkirk Hotel could hardly be more convenient, while Travelodge Glasgow Cumbernauld Hotel or Travelodge Livingston Hotel might also suit, depending on direction of travel.