Forth & Clyde Canal

Rivers and Canals

    The Forth & Clyde Canal crosses central Scotland east to west and is linked to the Union Canal via the Falkirk Wheel.

    Fully refurbished in 2002, the 35 mile-long Forth & Clyde Canal crosses central Scotland from the Bowling Basin on the River Clyde to the Forth estuary at the River Carron.

    With the building work beginning in 1768, the Forth & Clyde Canal was the first canal to be built in Scotland and played a vital part in the Scottish Industrial Revolution by helping to transport materials.

    Today the Forth & Clyde Canal is the popular host of a variety of activities including boating, fishing, cycling, walking and wildlife spotting. It passes through many bustling towns and tranquil countryside locations, and a popular attraction is the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner
    Share

    Explore More

    Quick Finder

    Search Accommodation

    Or
    Check-in
    Check-out
    Room 1
    Child Ages
    Advanced Search

    Search What's On

    Or type a Location/Postcode
    Start Date
    End Date

    Search things to do

    Or type a Location/Postcode

    Search Food & Drink

    Or type a Location/Postcode

    Recently Viewed