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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Falkirk, Scotland
+44 870 050 0208

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were taken by a relative back in august, on our way to Edinburgh. I had heard about it, but on seeing it in the flesh, found it very impressive. Unfortunately we didn't have time to have a trip on it, but despite the rain,...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Wheel experience is a must for all, brilliant engineering, spectacular views, such a clever and innovative way to join two canals together and a visitor experience centre with lots to offer.

Thank grant1756
Reviewed 3 days ago

I, have wanted to do this since it was opened but being scared of heights, it had never happened. However, having a friend from USA visiting it was one of the sites I thought she would enjoyWe thoroughly enjoyed it and I never had the...More

Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even after more than 10 years of existence the Falkirk Wheel is still an engineering wonder which is also aesthetically elegant to behold. The boat trip is not exactly a thrill ride but it's still a very interesting and pleasant 45 mins. There are many...More

Thank Weegie55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of our friends really wanted to visit this. Admittedly the remaining 3 of us in the party were not as excited by the prospect, particularly the 2 women. However we all enjoyed it. Very busy. Lots of families around & miniature touring Kelpies. Enjoyed...More

Thank AnnieRafters
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been twice now and seen it work both times. It is so impressive and nice to see. Would certainly recommend.

Thank fbdeboer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went as a family to Falkirk Wheel and travelled 40 Miles by car to find that the “ wheel “ is closed for a month for maintenance 😭😭 I had phoned ahead of visit for opening times and directions and wasn’t advised that the...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vistor centre with good facilities for a visit. Boat trips available to go for a ride on the wheel and up the canal and back again

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is amazing, one of the best attractions in the area. The whole experience from going on the wheel to just watching is great. The engineering is just mind blowing whether you're into that or not you can't help but be impressed. You can go...More

Thank Con42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Falkirk wheel on many occasions it brings together 5 canals i think take a trip in the barge it rotates from the lower canal to the higher level there is also a restraunt and gift shop plenty of play areas for the children...More

Thank John E
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3 September 2017|
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Response from MR5ECY | Reviewed this property |
Check the website but it suggests 10-5.30 daily
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
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