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Address: Falkirk, Scotland
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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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Brilliant engineering! A great day for anyone young or old. To see it in action is literally amazing. Just a small point that the cafe could be better organised to facilitate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant engineering! A great day for anyone young or old. To see it in action is literally amazing. Just a small point that the cafe could be better organised to facilitate coach parties by separating the check outs into hot and cold counters.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the Falkirk wheel after spending a night at Aitth Castle with my partner, teenage daughter and her boyfriend we all liked it very interesting . Had a lovely cup,of tea while they all went on the boat ride, I don't like heights. Even the teenagers enjoyed it and thats saying something great day out not too expensive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

As a lover of tech stuff,it was a marvellous piece of engineering. As a sightseer it was a great experience and a fun trip.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It looked amazing but unfortuantely it was not open to see it working in all it's glory. We will definatley return to see it in action and hopefully get to take a trip up and over.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wow! An incredible sight and a really great experience. We took a boat trip (well worth doing) and enjoyed the trip up the wheel and back down, after a short canal trip. The guy doing the commentary was very entertaining and brought the whole thing to life. To cheat a little, when he asks what the sticky out bits at... More 

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Ham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

While on our three week tour. With our previous motorhome we were travelling around Scotland and visited the wheel, having previously had three canal boats out with my sisters it was a place I wanted to see and it did not disappoint, it is awesome it joints two canals and you get transported up higher and or down lower on... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent attraction for engineers and families! Surrounded by lots of open spaces to picnic plus has good cafe and small shopping area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Falkirk Wheel boat experience is informative and fun, with great guides on the boat. Access is easy and well managed. The visitor centre is spacious and well appointed but has a very small counter with limited food - try not to arrive just after a tourist coach!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a clever design, we had a great walk round it. Must take your camera!!! Great area for little ones too.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Falkirk Wheel is a triumph of engineering skills & quirky aesthetics. It came as no surprise then for us that the guided tour was as idiosyncratic as the wheel's design. A fab afternoon out.

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