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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Falkirk Wheel by using our Falkirk road trip planning app.
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  • It is a strange & wonderful thing to watch, not expansive & worth the ride. Easy free parking on site & loads of it, coffee shop was fine again not expensive. 
    It is a strange & wonderful thing to watch, not expansive & worth the ride. Easy free parking on site & loads of it, coffee shop was fine again not expensive.  more »
  • We were lucky enough to go through the wheel twice on a canal narrowboat holiday A fantastic experience to go through such an amazing feat of engineering that we Brits should be immensely proud about 
    We were lucky enough to go through the wheel twice on a canal narrowboat holiday A fantastic experience to go through such an amazing feat of engineering that we Brits should be immensely proud about  more »
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  • This was brilliant, much better than expected, loads of good clear info and beautiful views! There’s a pathway that you can walk under the tunnel once you’re finished on the boat too. Plenty to keep the kids amused and the adults. Nice little cafe and gift shop, and for those with a sweet tooth, an ice cream stand too! They run 2 boats, perfect for wet weather too as the boats are covered. Highly recommended and lovely walks nearby along the canal paths.
  • Amazing! The technology and engineering that have gone into this design are awesome. Didn’t have time to book the boat tour, but did get to watch the wheel in operation. The whole process takes about 15-20 minutes. Just incredible to watch. The area has loads of parking. The complex is spotless with a lovely curio and coffee shop. There is loads of information on the history and design. Was one of the highlights of our trip. Would love to do the canal trip next time.

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