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Falkirk Wheel

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Address: , Falkirk, Scotland
Phone Number: 08700-50-02-08
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Description: This 35-meter-high rotating boat lift, the world’s first, connects the...
This 35-meter-high rotating boat lift, the world’s first, connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.
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great day out - boat trip a must and great value everyone should visit this masterpiece as it is the only one in the world a work of art as well as a working engineering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although the engineering was amazing and the wheel was beautiful and elegant the wheel was mostly just a tourist attraction. Most of the boats that use the wheel are the boats that are for the tourists. They also have a water play system where you need to use different means of transporting water to get it to a pool where... More 

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Barnsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

great day out - boat trip a must and great value everyone should visit this masterpiece as it is the only one in the world a work of art as well as a working engineering marvel a great experience

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A fascinating piece of modern technology well curated and made interesting for visitors of all ages...great educational water play centre and a chance to experience this modern alternative to canal boat locks.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Spur of the moment visit whilst on holiday. Not amazingly well signposted once you get near it so trust your sat nav! Fascinating structure, lovely walks along the canals & segway tours, zorbs etc to keep kids amused. If you're planning a trip on the boat I'd advise booking on the website before you go, we had over a 3... More 

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Cumbria, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were passing nearby and decided to call in and see the wheel for ourselves. Our timing was very good, as the wheel was just starting to transport the barges from top to bottom & vice versa. An impressive piece of engineering. It cost around £8.50 for adults to ride on the wheel, but you can just watch for free.There... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was great to see the magnificent engineering gem of the wheel in action, but the visit was somewhat marred by the surly staff in the food cabins on site. It was a gloriously sunny day and children were laughing, adults admiring and everyone feeling good, but when being served at any one of the fast food outlets there, the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit to Falkirk Wheel, and it was great (especially due to the smashing weather - views are fantastic). You can book in advance or arrive on the day and get your time slot. Café and gift shop and areas to walk if you have to wait, We didn't wait more than 1.5 hours. Worth the wait... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

went with grandchildren was very busy kids had que to get on few things in the park swings slides could b doing with more swings gd place take dog a walk lots green grass more activities could b there for the kids .no seating area around kids park had sit on grass pinic area would b gd idea kids enjoyed... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There was a little construction on the parking lot and path while we were there so there was quite a bit of mud to avoid. There is a chance to ride the wheel if you want to pay the fee. We were there for about an hour and saw it go round once. There is a really nice shop and... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very fascinating and different adventure. Recommend a visit don't want to say too much so I don't give too much away. Staff on wheel trip were brilliant pity other nationalities did not obey rules and think about others when they are clambering to take 100s of photos - just have to be patient with them.

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