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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk, Scotland
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Ranked #2 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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St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great day at the Falkirk Wheel today with the family.What a brilliant piece of engineering and fantastic experience on going 35 meters up in the wheel to the top of the canal. Great facilities there with shop,cafe and attractions.Would recommend a visit to this Atrraction to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

what a wonderful engineering ,to lift a canal boat and passengers 35 meters from the fife and clyde canal to the union canal

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the wheel was on a cloudy grey day, the trip was made special by our very entertaining and friendly guide Alison. She is a treasure! I hope her employers appreciate her. What a piece of engineering the wheel is, well worth a visit, and not too expensive.

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

great place to visit lots of outdoor space. Kids will love the mini water feature. Restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I am an engineer so this was very very impressive to me. We rented a canal boat for a week and got to go thru this wheel twice...! Is fun to see even if you dont ride thru it. Truly one of the modern engineering wonders of the world. I did think they could have done a better job with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you like engineering, boats, water and a taste for the unusual then this is definitely something you should do.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

How would you think a boat full of people would be moved from one canal to another which is 40m above/below it? This is an interesting and exciting place to visit especially if you do the 'tour' in the boat and experience the transfer from one canal to the other; you need to pay a small fee for this. There... More

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Heard so much about, and was expecting a little more, but certainly interesting to watch the prodess of boats changing canals.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Another one for all engineers out there.After the 18th century Iron bridge,north into Scotland and the 21st century to theFalkirk wheel.an hour or so north of Edinburgh.a rotating boat lift(lock..albeit a rather large one) is helping to regenerate Scotland''s canals and linking Edinburgh and Glascow by water. raising the water level by 24 m(79 ft) Take a ride on it... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had heard a lot about this attraction so decided to go along. It was very interesting and certainly an attraction for the many visitors to Scotland. It had a couple of play areas for the children too which was very good.

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