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.
Tours to Falkirk Wheel
Day Trip to Falkirk to Visit the World-Famous Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $330
Duration: 5 hours
Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel Private Tour for 1 - 4 people from Greater Glasgow BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $440
Duration: 6 hours
Falkirk Wheel reviews
The boat was so noisy you couldn't hear the commentary. The information centre really wasn't what I expected. I was expecting more information on the restoration and the build. Really disappointed... more »
Brilliant. What a great experience. Incredible engineering and so artistic. We did the rotation experience which was well worth it. more »
Brilliant experience. The actual trip on the wheel along with the short journey along the canal was great. The lady (sorry can’t remember her name) taking us on the tour was very informative & funny. The staff overall were pleasant & helpful. The cafe & it’s staff were great too.
I love seeing the applied science in action, and the shop is, for me, the best tourist shop around. The play area, illustrating more scientific principles for children, is an interesting and enjoyable touch. I like the fact that it is a working operation, not a tourist trap. Everything is functional and authentic, including the eating area with a good view of the wheel and perfectly adequate offerings while you wait.
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