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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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Falkirk, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this attraction today after visiting it in 2010. At that time we didn't take a ride in the canal boat on the wheel itself, so wanted to go back and do that this time. We came from Australia and had this planned for six...More

Thank Shirley707
Reviewed yesterday

We red about it somewhere so we searched for it. Huge parking area. We you see this wheel you really want to experience it yourself. It turn open/open in 5 min! Nice shop & cafe next to it.

Thank ikwilweg2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seen this on the TVs and was so impressed. Didn't take a trip on the boat on the wheel, it's £15 per person. Was more interested in the movement of the wheel. A must visit if in the area Kelpies aren't to far away too....More

Thank redmini963
Reviewed 2 days ago

We pre-booked our trip on the wheel and even though it was a wet and miserable day it was busy and the barge was full. The trip took about an hour and went smoothly though the guide said it was not unknown to break down....More

Thank stevenyork
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not only was viewing the Falkirk wheel an amazing experience it was free. On a sunny day it was well worth a visit.

Thank studik0
Reviewed 3 days ago

A brilliant piece of engineering and building which translates into an engaging passtime of watching the wheel at work lifting and lowering the boats on their sailing journey. Much as I woul have liked to do the biat ride it was a busy day, sun...More

Thank CJBJC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

How do you lift a canal barge from one waterway - 115 feet up in the air - so it can join another waterway? Using the worlds only canal wheel lift that's how. It is an extraordinary thing to see and watch - civil engineering...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here on our way home from Glasgow. The wheel is certainly impressive. We booked the boat trip which was enjoyable enough but priced too highly at £12.95 each. There is also a problem with food on the site - not much choice and...More

Thank HazelH72
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny May day after seeing the Kelpies. The wheel is amazing. To be able to lift canal boats through this height using virtually no energy is a fantastic display of why Maths and Science are so important in the world. We...More

Thank parks87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So there were 4 of us in the party, the trip cost just over £50, waste of money. Yes it's impressive to look at but to actually go on, no thanks. We thought we would be taking a nice canal trip, nope by the time...More

Thank Smdx
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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 Anjie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can go online to book or buy tickets at the centre, if you do buy online you still need to go inside the centre to collect tickets, we were a family of 2 adults 3 kids so they do family groups, there is plenty to do... More
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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
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Kimberley_Bradley
Does the cafe offer vouchers
9 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.
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