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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Falkirk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 35-meter-high rotating boat lift, the world’s first, connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Seen this attraction before. Good to see it working. People with an interest in engineering will find it worth seeing. Visitor centre is an excellent place to watch the wheel from especially on wet or cold days. Good café in the centre plus gift shops etc.

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible piece of engineering to watch in action. We took a walk around the whole site and found a good photography point up on the hillside above the visitor centre. We were not able to book for a boat trip on the day of our visit and it did seem to be popular with coach parties which... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A very interesting venue and to see the wheel in action is great. You can take a canal ride up to the top.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Whilst the Falkirk wheel may not have the beauty of the kelpies it is certainly a great piece of engineering and well worth a visit. A very good visitors centre aswell.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Group of 13 age 6 months to 70! Enjoyable day out and certainly worth a visit. Reasonably priced for boat journey lasting 50 mins approx. Great vies. The kids loved the water walkers - priced £5 for 10 mins. The water park was really interesting and kept them amused but could do with getting a few minor repairs done. Lovely... More

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A feat of modern engineering. A must see attraction, was lucky enough to be there in April 2011 on a beautiful day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Booked a narrow boat with Marine Cruises. Went with my husband and 4 children aged 15, 13, 7 and 4. The boat was fantastic, everything we required was provided. The staff from cleaners, receptionists, lock keepers were all very friendly and helpful. Lovely base to leave from. The trip heading to Edinburgh was stunning. We stayed in the secret basin... More

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Aberdeen
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visited Saturday 11 October. A fascinating innovative piece of engineering. However the boat trip up and down did not do much for me, but my wife and buddies may well disagree!

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balloch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

After visiting the BIG Kelpies you have to go and see the wee ones and also the Wheel 10mins drive from the Big Kelpies and one to tick off.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Cant praise this engineering wonder enough. It was all that I thought it would be, and more !!. Really glad we made the effort and would recommend to anybody young or old its definitely something you need to see and most interesting. Only down side to the visit was the cafeteria in the '' Falkirk Wheel Centre '' The service... More

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