Grangemouth is located at the mouth of the Firth of Forth Canal and has easily accessible motorway links into Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as Stirling and nearby Royal Burgh, Falkirk. The town can be seen as innovative with its two business parks (Newlands Business Park and Grangemouth Enterprise Centre) and also industrial as it plays host to such business plants as the BP and Avecia. However, these plants are situated far away from the more populated areas of town!
Flowing through Grangemouth is the Grange Burn (which gave it’s name to our guest house!), which exits the town and flows directly into the Firth of Forth (and carrying on into the North Sea). Close by the Burn is Grangemouth’s Town Centre (developed by European Enterprise), La Porte Precinct and twinned with La Porte, Indiana, Indianapolis, USA. Full of attractive local, national and also family run businesses, the town centre can be seen to be bustling with life almost every week day, especially on Saturdays!
Situated on Bo’ness Road next door to Grangemouth Library, is Grangemouth Museum. Although small, this museum has on display a rare selection photographs and memorabilia etc from Grangemouths’ earliest days. A ‘must visit’ if you are interested in delving deeper into the history of the town that gave birth to the first ever steam powered boat, the Charlotte