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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
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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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great attraction one of a kind

lots to see and do it is one of a kind great tourist attraction well worth the visit if you are in the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lots to see and do it is one of a kind great tourist attraction well worth the visit if you are in the area

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Thank fortuna5698
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great day out ant the engineering feat is a fantastic example of modern technology.Only negatives are if you don't know which access road to use you have a steep climb to reach it and if you are disabled it is very hard/impossible. Also the boat trip is fantastic but too short, not sure how they could make it longer... More 

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Thank L7793SSmike
Uddingston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I visited the Falkirk Wheel today and boy were we lucky to arrive just as the sun decided to make an appearance! The whole experience was great. The Wheel is a marvel of technology and makes one very proud that it is to be found in Scotland. The journey was at such a gentle pace that you... More 

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LINLITHGOW
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

AN amazing construction.Really worth visiting.Something here for all the family to enjoy. Very interesting and a one off

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Thank HUNTLYMAN
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Live locally so love going to the Wheel on a sunny afternoon to let kids place at the play parks. Kids now 8 and 10 but they still enjoy going. Always plenty going on and can watch the boat lift and canal boats. Nice relaxing day out.

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Thank Ruthiepinkie
London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been on the wheel twice and counting; I will be bringing all of my visitors here! It is very interesting, a great example of engineering ingenuity and good value. The water park and other activities around the area are also great fun.

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Thank beeza1
Perth, Australia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have visited the Falkirk Wheel several times now and always enjoy it. The engineering put in to this is amazing. The fact that when your on the boat and being taken up to the upper canal and its so quiet is unexpected and the views from the top over Falkirk and surroinds and amazing. The guide is very informative and... More 

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Thank Lornad88
glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our little trip round the wheel through a tunnel and back. The canal system was out-dated shortly after it's completion and at this speed, it's little wonder. Great wee park and water amusements (fountains, mini sluice gates and pumps) within the site. Although some are looking the worse for wear.

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Thank cragglerock
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with family on a grey and drizzly day and had a great time. Fascinating structure, impressive to look at and interesting to go on. A place of interest suitable for all the family with reasonable souvenir shop and cafe. Allow half a day to make the most of the experience or make it a full day out by popping... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great afternoon out for adults and kids alike. Very informative tour. We had lunch here beforehand and as with most tourist attractions in Scotland you can't go wrong if you stick with the soup.

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