The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, designed and built to connect the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal which allows coast to coast navigation across central Scotland.
The magnificent structure stands 115ft tall and requires only the power of eight domestic kettles to sail boats through the air and transfer them between the two canals. The Falkirk Wheel has not only been described as a feat of engineering but as a work of art and is now an iconic Scottish landmark attracting over 500,000 visitors a year – will you be joining us this year to stand in the shadow of The Falkirk Wheel and marvel in it’s magic?
The visitor centre is open to the public at no cost, and you can join us in our café to enjoy a delicious hot drink and maybe a scone while you watch the Wheel turn, or perhaps you would like to experience using The Falkirk Wheel for yourself? We offer a 60 minute boat trip for guests to enjoy experiencing using The Falkirk Wheel for themselves, and take in the views over central Scotland, if the Scottish weather allows, you may even spot a Kelpie!
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Getting there by railway:- By Rail and Bus:
There are three rail stations - Grahamston, Falkirk High and Camelon which have regular services to Glasgow - Edinburgh and Stirling for destinations North.
The easiest connection to buses for The Falkirk Wheel is Falkirk High Station and from here a regular bus services run to the Wheel. From Camelon station it is only a 20 to 30 minute walk to the Wheel.