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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk, Scotland
+44 870 050 0208
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Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel - Half Day Tour from Glasgow
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This 35-meter-high rotating boat lift, the world’s first, connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.
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Falkirk, Scotland
+44 870 050 0208
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Reviewed yesterday

This has to be seen to be believed. Awesome! Spend some time and watch the boats being lifted. You can do a canal boat tour from here.

Thank grumorf
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome, especially as it was the first time in a canal boat. Fantastic piece of engineering. A definite must for a bucket list.

Thank Benbuie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wheel is fascinating to watch in operation. There is the usual gift shop and cafe and pleasant walks around the site. In addition one can take a ridge in a barge into the wheel and get hoisted up to the upper canal for a...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent venue. Well organised visitor centre. Trip boat with very informative and entertaining crew travelling up/down the boat lift. Plenty of car parking

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The world's only canal wheel. The tour involves a ~50 min boat tour of this impressive feat of engineering, built as part of the restoration of Scotland's great east to west lowland canal system. The tour provides lots of info on the wheel, including the...More

Thank AlexSebetti
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow ! What a stunning piece of modern day engineering. As soon as you enter the car park you can see the enormity of this wonderful piece of craftsmanship, and it is a real jaw dropper ! Take an hour to do the boat trip,...More

Thank Shirkee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed there overnight - they allow campervans @ £15. The engineering is magnificent and worth a view. The visitor centre is good but not stunning. Did not try the restaurant. For a further (returnable) £20 you can get a key to the toilets and showers....More

Thank wug871
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had to squeeze in one more Engineering Marvel, so I managed to figure out the Scotrail system and made my way over to Falkirk to see the world's only rotating boat lift. The lift replaced 11 traditional locks on this busy commercial canal, taking over...More

Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really as my title days fascinating. Such an accomplishment . What a brilliant idea. Really worth seeing even if you don't go on it. We just watched and walked all around and up . Good day with the Kelpies

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent Outlander tour, our guide Gordon dropped us off at the Falkirk wheel for a while. Fortunately there was a barge that needed to travel from the bottom to the top, so we got to see it in action. What a marvel of...More

Thank Clinton L
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Marie N
hi staying @ local hotel to wheel 13th June. Is it possible to ride on the boat that day to experience it in action ! we are travelling along way to see it ! If so, how much per ticket please 7 do we need to book ahead or not ?
24 April 2017|
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Response from bhramblejelly | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe the boat rides are on every day but as the site gets very busy you are well advised to book as soon as you know your dates to visit. Just look for the Falkirk Wheel section within the Scottish Canals... More
Ann M
I want to travel from Falkirk bus station to Falkirk wheel
20 August 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
there is a bus service which runs to the Falkirk Wheel , the Kelpies and Callendar House . The buses are pink so can't really miss them . A taxi to the Wheel is the quickest way to get there . The fare is about £6.50 for up... More
Does the cafe offer vouchers
8 August 2016|
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Response from Arun I | Reviewed this property |
The cafe accepts cash and credit card. Not sure what vouchers you are talking about.