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Polmont

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Polmont is a village in Scotland with a population of 5,442.

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Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Polmont has no airport, the nearest are:

  • Edinburgh International Airport [1]. (EDI) (17 miles). Most overseas travellers will fly in via transfers at London's Heathrow or Gatwick Airports although you can now fly direct to Edinburgh from New York City and Atlanta and from major European hubs such as Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.
  • Glasgow International Airport [2] (GLA) (36 miles) is an alternative airport for domestic and European flights, as well as a few transatlantic routes.

By train[edit]

By car[edit]

Polmont is half-way between Glasgow and Edinburgh, spanning the M9 motorway. The exit is junction 4.

By bus[edit]

There are regular bus services to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, all provided by First Group.

By boat[edit]

Nearby Grangemouth Docks (4 miles north) on the Forth River where light cargo ships and coastal tankers call. No ferry or passenger-only services are available.

The Union Canals both pass through Polmont and has been opened to small boat traffic.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Numerous pleasant bars.
  • Golf course.
  • Artificial ski slope.
  • Reservoir for fishing.
  • Polmont woods. An enjoyable place to have a walk around
  • Antonine Wall. Constructed during the reign of the roman Emperor Antonius Pius (138 AD - 161 AD) the wall runs across Scotland at its narrowest point between the Firth of Forth in the east and the River Clyde in the west. Although built to rival Hadrian's Wall , the emperor Antonius Pius succeeded, the wall was far less elaborate. Unlike its more solid southern counterpart, the Antonine Wall was built of turf fronted by a ditch 12 feet deep. The wall was 10 feet high and 14 feet wide and dotted with 29 small military forts linked by a road.As a defensive barrier the Antonine Wall did not fulfill its role for long. In 181 the northern tribes poured over the wall and pushed the Romans back to Hadrian's Wall. The Romans finally abandoned any hope of regaining the territory between the two walls in 196 AD. Antonine Wall facts:Length 37 miles (59km)Built 140-142 AD. You can see the site of the wall in Polmont Woods.

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Shopping[edit]

The main shopping area is around Polmont Cross, with a supermarket, coffee shop, newsagent, butchers, laundry, fast-food takeaway and pub.

Eat[edit][add listing]

The Blackbull public house offers a selection of food. There is also numerous take-away food stores, including the Land & Sea Fish and Chip Shop. It was the winner of Scotland's Official Fish & Chip Shop in 2005/2006, and is a holder of the Seafish Quality Award for Excellence. The takeaway prices are fairly cheap, and a few of the takeaway shops have the facility to order online, and have online menus.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is one hotel in Polmont, and two less than three miles north. The Inchyra Grange, is a renovated mansion and is a four-star hotel.

Get out[edit]

  • Falkirk - nearby town which was the site of two historic battles, and has the shortest street in the UK.
  • Linlithgow - attractive town and castle on the way to Edinburgh.
  • Bo'ness - Small town in the district, home to the Scottish Railway Preservation society, and the Bo'ness and Kinneil Steam Railway.
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