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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 - 17:30
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Falkirk, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After many years waiting I eventually got to visit the Falkirk Wheel which was everything I had expected. Make sure you arrive early as we nearly missed the last tourist boat, got the tickets boarded the boat and entered the lift which is feat of...More

Thank Roamerabout7070
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I wasn't overly interested in seeing this, but I should have been. It's great. Fascinating watching the barges go up on the wheel. There's a fun educational bit for kids and the young at heart. A big sand pit too and a willow maze. The...More

Thank Nat-Marie-26
Reviewed 2 days ago

we enjoyed the 1 hour tour (£12), travelling in an enclosed boat from the lower canal basin up for a short trip along the top canal, then return. 1 hour boat trip - 2x 20 mins in the boat lift which moved us slowly, quietly...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect but we were not disappointed. The boat trip through the lift is very interesting and enjoyable. Glad we did it-what a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Recommend for everyone.

Thank julieb312
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I cycled to the Wheel along a smooth and overall good cycle path by the canal from near Falkirk High station where, by the way, you can hire bikes for a good rate (Plusbike I think). There is a pretty good, for UK, network of...More

Thank Ping P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The technology is old but so effective. The visitor centre tells you all about it and it's okay for food too. After the wheel go to the top and walk through the tunnel and watch the barges climb up the locks. If your lucky to...More

Thank Kenneth_Smith
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to visit the amazing kelpies then walked the four miles along the canal to the Falkirk wheel. Had a nice lunch in the cafe, had a look around the shop. Wandered around the various activities and watched the wheel working then we took...More

Thank SalMonifieth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

British engineering at its best. A wonderful trip with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Loved it.

Thank Maureen O
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Wheel was one of the main reasons we chose Falkirk as the base for our recent break. It is an amazing piece of engineering working on a very simple and age old principle. We visited the Wheel twice during our visit; the first time...More

Thank Marc_YCS
Reviewed 4 days ago

Called here on the way back from a wonderful week on the west coast and Glencoe. Had wanted to see it for several years and we were not disappointed with the wheel and managed to see it in operation several times. It is a marvellous...More

Thank Marilyn S
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corndoc
3 September 2017|
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Response from MR5ECY | Reviewed this property |
Check the website but it suggests 10-5.30 daily
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eileen b
27 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
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Kerry A
22 July 2017|
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Response from Acran | Reviewed this property |
The boat doesn't come to a stop on the trip so there is nowhere to step off till you come back. It is not a hard walk to the top though
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