The Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel was built as part of various projects to celebrate the millennium. The Falkirk wheel was finalised in 2002 and created a link between two canals. These being the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union canal. In order to join the two canals the wheel transports the canal barge from the Basin up to the higher canal along with the water in the canal lock.



At the visitor centre there is a cafe and a shop. here you can book your short canal boat journey up on the wheel and back.

More information can be found on the Scottish Canals website.

Also nearby is the Kelpies that are also well worth a visit. Find out more on our Kelpies page.














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