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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Falkirk, Scotland
+44 870 050 0208

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Reviewed today

A real feat of engineering, a very interesting attraction. The canals are beautiful and the area very festive.

Thank SharonRobertson57
Reviewed yesterday

We didn't know what to expect but goodness me what a sight. And to add to the wow factor, just did not understand quite how the wheel was going to work so it was absolutely terrific to get into the pod and be transported up...More

Thank Roberta R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here not knowing what to expect but when we got there was amazed with the construction of the wheel watching it work was amazing also there is a nice cafe there and other stuff for children to do also barge cruises well worth a...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed yesterday

I visited the Falkirk wheel Had a brilliant afternoon Anyone with an interest in Canals will find this a worth while place to visit

Thank sarahpricework
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in canals, boats or engineering this is a definite must for you. Connecting two canals this boat ‘ lift’ is truly gobsmaking. You can take s short ride on a tourist boat up and down the wheel . The boat...More

Thank Boageyman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we were up in Scotland looking at the Kelpies we went to the wheel , it's well worth a visit while you're in the area. A very clever way of getting from one canal to another.

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing piece of engineering . A lovely place for day out and picnic . Been there few times with kids and they loved it .

Thank zeus43
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After visiting the Kelpies we drove about 15 minutes to the Wheel, paying £3 for parking. To reduce costs we bought our picnics with us but there was a cafe on site, a souvenir shop, toilets and an outlet selling casual clothing and jackets. For...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Scottish engineering at its best. The worlds only rotating boat lift. Lifting you 35m in the air. We were fortunate to travel on the tour boat for approx 1 hour up through the Rough Castle Tunnel & return. ( a Lochs & Glens day trip...More

Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the visit to see the wheel. Boat trip NOT worth the money. Very slow, no views to speak of. Cafe/restaurant pretty poor.

Thank ccdonkin
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2 September 2017|
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Response from MR5ECY | Reviewed this property |
Check the website but it suggests 10-5.30 daily
eileen b
26 August 2017|
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Response from 901,906 | Reviewed this property |
Service 100 serves Falkirk High (and Falkirk Grahamston) station as well as the Helix (for the Kelpies) and the Falkirk Wheel
Kerry A
22 July 2017|
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Response from H A | Reviewed this property |
No, you can't get off until you are back at the starting point