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Falkirk Wheel

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Address: Falkirk, Scotland
Phone Number: 08700-50-02-08
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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Fun day out

Visited here at the beginning of 2015 with my friend and our children (ages 4, 8 and 15). We had heard mixed reviews about the attraction but we were not at all disappointed. Fab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here at the beginning of 2015 with my friend and our children (ages 4, 8 and 15). We had heard mixed reviews about the attraction but we were not at all disappointed. Fab day out, will be sure to recommend to others.

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Falkirk wheel after visiting the Kelpies, and it was amazing to see how it works, well worth a visit.

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cleethorpes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic technology beautifully demonstrated on a trip lasting one hour with excellent commentary highly recommended

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spent a good hour here without going on the boat trip. The Wheel itself is a marvellous feat of engineering. Shame the waterpark is not working as that would detract from the experience for somebody visiting with kids. Café food is basic but hearty and good value. Gift shop is well stocked with goods you wouldn't see everywhere. All for... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

we went to see the Falkirk wheel on Monday 27th july it really is a most interesting piece of engineering well worth a visit, however on the day we were there it was broken down so we did not get to go on it,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Human ingenuity at is most spectacular. Amazed there is no charge to enter the canal basin to watch the wheel raise & lower boats at the same time way out in the air. Then watch the boats pass from the boat basin through a single old fashioned lock to the canal at the next lower level. Marvel how they built... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spent a lovely sunny afternoon here, great engineering & beautiful scenery! Lovely relaxed boat ride along the canal :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Falkirk Wheel is definitely worth a couple of hours. We didn't have time to take the boat trip but watched it move a few times. Best view seems to be from the waterpark. Disappointing that two thirds of waterpark not working and doesn't look like it's actually undergoing maintenance. Visitor centre has interesting things to buy but a lot of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have lived close to the Falkirk Wheel for many years but have never taken the time to visit although I now wish I had! A wonderful range of activities for all the family and many of them free of charge. Terrific children's playground, viewing areas to see the wheel turn etc. The cafe was nice too and very reasonably... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ok attraction to see the wheel actually turn. Very overcrowded and looking in need of some refubishment.

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Additional Information about Falkirk Wheel

Address: Falkirk, Scotland
Phone Number: 08700-50-02-08
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Falkirk District  >  Falkirk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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