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Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk

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Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boatlift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. This engineering phenomenon attracts over 400,000 tourists every year to its visitor's center. Take a boat ride on the lift and into the canal to experience the ingenious mechanism. A boat departs from the harbor every hour, so you'll have frequent opportunities throughout the day to tour the canal and admire the lift's operation. The channel connects Glasgow with Edinburgh, so consider using it as your means of transport when touring these two great cities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Falkirk Wheel by using our Falkirk road trip planning app.
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  • Great staff but having to be taken to a table when the cafe is empty is plain daft. Only introduced last week but can’t see rationale 
    Great staff but having to be taken to a table when the cafe is empty is plain daft. Only introduced last week but can’t see rationale  more »
  • Outside school holidays, public transport does take you (around the houses and) right to the attraction. Arriving is breathtaking. The ride was made more interesting by the commentary from Brian and.....  more
    Outside school holidays, public transport does take you (around the houses and) right to the attraction. Arriving is breathtaking. The ride was made more interesting by the commentary from Brian and.....  more »
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  • This was brilliant, much better than expected, loads of good clear info and beautiful views! There’s a pathway that you can walk under the tunnel once you’re finished on the boat too. Plenty to keep the kids amused and the adults. Nice little cafe and gift shop, and for those with a sweet tooth, an ice cream stand too! They run 2 boats, perfect for wet weather too as the boats are covered. Highly recommended and lovely walks nearby along the canal paths.
  • Had been really looking forward to seeing this wheel in action & it didn't disappoint. A great engineering marvel. Can take a boat ride & experience the wheel in action. It's situated in a very nice area with a lovely walk around the area with plenty of seating to take in the views. A lovely gift shop & cafe. Can walk along the canal a few miles to reach the Kelpies.

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