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Address: Falkirk, Scotland
Phone Number: 08700-50-02-08
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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 to watch!

Visited the Falkirk wheel recently and enjoyed watching this impressive structure rotate to take the boats to a new level of water so it can journey along. You can pay to ride on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the Falkirk wheel recently and enjoyed watching this impressive structure rotate to take the boats to a new level of water so it can journey along. You can pay to ride on the boats as they do this, but we chose not to.

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Thank Emily L
Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this attraction with friends to see what it all about. Was pretty amazed at the engineering involved to reduce the footprint of lowering/raising water levels for boats. Well worth a visit and tour of the wheel, including a trip up and down the water levels.

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Thank Helen S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting piece of engineering but the trip itself was not exciting as such. Took about an hour and did give some excellent views across the Firth but kids lost interest fairly quickly. Absolutely a feat of engineering ingenuity which will prove fascinating if that's your thing. Most kids however will be more drawn to the zorbing taking place on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent. Easy to find. Parking no problem, only £2. Facilities first Class , Staff helpful. Give yourself plenty of time if you do the Barge experience you need 2 hours. Book in advance if the booking works! otherwise find booking counter on arrival. Soak in the Technology!

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Thank Aodh B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The most unique lock-system I've seen for transporting boats from one stream to another. It's a lovely walk across the canal from the car park and free if you just want to stand and watch how it all happens, or you can book a covered boat trip to take the ride on the wheel and spend some time in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really keen to visit the Falkirk Wheel after hearing so much about it. I was not disappointed! It is a truly amazing structure. Entry is free but there is a 2 GBP parking charge. We arrived reasonably early before the crowds and were able to book on the first boat trip at 11:10am. It was full when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As we were nearby we decided to stop off for a snack and look around. The Wheel was not working that day but there were plenty of other attractions to see and as it was a lovely hot day we sat outside with our food and enjoyed the ambience! Food is of snack standard but seemed to satisfy most families... More 

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Thank Jean G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to visit and see the wheel really interesting There are enough activities (paid ones) to keep kids entertained

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Thank Anfield123
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The signage to the Falkirk Wheel from the South of the town needs drastic reviewing as at times signs are very far apart. At the Falkirk Wheel, the Gents Toilet needs regular checking. The toilet paper dispenser in one cubicle was full but access unavailable...luckily I carry paper in case of such events. The area outside has several 'fast food... More 

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Thank Alistair L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to see this extraordinary piece of engineering. There is nothing else like it in the world so we bought a ticket and experienced the trip on the boat round the wheel. Lots to do and lots for children to do. A must see.

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