Torwood

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Coordinates: 56°02′31″N 3°51′43″W / 56.042°N 3.862°W / 56.042; -3.862

Torwood
Scottish Gaelic: Coille Tor
Torwood is located in Falkirk
Torwood
Torwood
 Torwood shown within the Falkirk council area
Population 245 (2011)
OS grid reference NS 840849
    - Edinburgh  26.8 mi (43.1 km) ESE 
    - London  349 mi (562 km) SSE 
Council area Falkirk
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LARBERT
Postcode district FK5
Dialling code 01324
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Falkirk
Scottish Parliament Falkirk West
List of places
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Torwood (Scottish Gaelic: Coille Tor) is a small village located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northwest of Larbert, 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Falkirk and 6 miles (9.7 km) south-southeast of Stirling. Torwood lies within the Falkirk Council area of Scotland.

Visitors at Torwood Castle.

The A9 road between Bannockburn and Camelon runs through the village. Torwood Has 3 streets: Castle Crescent, Forester Gait & Glen Road. Glen Road leads on to Torwood Castle, Quarry and Broch. The population recorded in the 2011 Census was 245.[1]

History[edit]

The Forresters used to own the lands of Torwood and the castle[2] but now a private trust owns the castle. Forrester Gait was named after the family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Settlement Population and Household Estimates". Falkirk Council. November 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Torwood Castle (Torwoodhead Castle)". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2009-01-03.