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Address: Falkirk, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 870 050 0208
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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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Falkirk Wheel

I have visited the Wheel several times as I live quite close to it and it never fails to amaze me as it is such a wonderful, unique feat of engineering and such a magnet for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Marlene F
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Bonnybridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Bonnybridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Wheel several times as I live quite close to it and it never fails to amaze me as it is such a wonderful, unique feat of engineering and such a magnet for people from all over the world to come and view. I have been on the boat lift and was unaware of any movement as... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were few people around during our visit as the Wheel was not operating being shut down for winter maintenance. The canal above and ponds feeding the wheel were drained down. That suited us. No crowds; no one getting in the way of our photographs. Unhindered walks around the site, beautiful views without loads of "bods" invading.. We couldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cycled along the canal from Kirkintilloch to the Falkirk wheel. Amazing feat of engineering and only one in the world. If your in the area make sure you go see it

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Thank Nick G
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we visited when they were doing their annual maintenance so wheel not working which was a shame as would like to have ridden the wheel.

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Thank Hels1904
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a mental health charity I volunteer with we had a amazing time we went on the boat that goes into the wheel we had a great tour guide that explained things in a easy manner which was really helpful and very knowledgeable too lots of nice scenery good for people interested in engineering and technology and people... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a short visit although if planning to ride the canals do allow for a good couple of hours. Visitor Centre is well organised.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here attracted by the specially designed structure of the Falkirk Wheel which is used to transport boats to the upper level of the canal. The Wheel is within a park like location and can let visitors to abroad a boat and tour along the canal. We didn't have time for the canal tour but was glad to see... More 

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor centre isnt what I would call a visitor centre. Its a poor cafe and tatty gift shop. Theres next to no information about the canal, canal history, the wheel, why the wheel is there. There are no models of any sort, nothing at all for kids. The wheel as an engineering project is impressive. The play area at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally think the boat to take you up the wheel is overpriced and I don't really like it. However there are lots to do and play there and it is worth to pay a visit for sure.

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Thank Hin Ho L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third family visit to the Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel itself is highly impressive as an Engineering structure, and amazes me every time I see it. We decided to take the kids on the boat trip. The trip lasts approx. 50 minutes and goes from the visitor centre, is then elevated on the wheel to the canal above,... More 

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