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Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk

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Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boatlift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. This engineering phenomenon attracts over 400,000 tourists every year to its visitor's center. Take a boat ride on the lift and into the canal to experience the ingenious mechanism. A boat departs from the harbor every hour, so you'll have frequent opportunities throughout the day to tour the canal and admire the lift's operation. The channel connects Glasgow with Edinburgh, so consider using it as your means of transport when touring these two great cities. Arrange your visit to Falkirk Wheel and discover more family-friendly attractions in Falkirk using our Falkirk travel itinerary maker.
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  • I have returned with family as I visited the wheel a couple of years ago. I'm sure it was the very same thing but it felt a bit short this time. Of course the wheel goes up, the boat turns and the whe...  read more »
  • We didn't actually go on the Falkirk wheel but watched from the bank. It is a very well run operation and exciting for those interested in such an amazing engineering marvel. 
  • Wonderful example of sublime engineering and architecture. Visitor area is excellently designed allowing a wonderful uninterrupted view of the wheel in motion. Very relaxed and family friendly 
  • Great cafe area with lots of space next to the imposing wheel. Good views of it going up. Mocha I had was actually really tasty! The boat trip was fun going up and down but there is a bit of a lul at the top. Still enjoyable and worth doing. Would be great to do with your own vessel which I think is 'free to use' as part of Scottish government such and such. A thing that I would want to do next time is hire bikes there and take a wee trip to the Kelpies which aren't too far away.
  • Great park! I recommend it to all Malaysians. We'll never find this at home. Its amazing place for day out. We visited last week. The park is really presentable and accessible. The staffs were really nice and friendly. You have no idea what you missed if you don't include this park in your Scotland tour holiday.
  • Really enjoyed our boat ride and lift on the Falkirk Wheel. The guide gave an excellent commentary and had a good sense of humour. We were lucky as it was a sunny day so the views were good. Didn't bother with the rest of the visitor areas as we went to specifically see the great piece of engineering.
  • really nice area freindy staff.. But dont forget to visit the real kelpies like i did 🤔
  • Great playpark areas for kids. Plenty of interesting walking routes to explore from here. Fantastic panoramic views from Union Canal level of the wheel. Well stocked shop in the visitor centre offers a vast array of Scottish and Wheel-themed gifts.
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