The Falkirk Wheel

A Canals in Central and Stirling

Photo - The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel boat lift is an exceptional feat of modern engineering and is already being recognised as an inspirational sculpture for the 21st Century. Designed to reconnect the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals and sited in a natural open amphitheatre at Rough Castle near Falkirk, this remarkable and elegant mechanical marvel is the only rotating boat lift in the world and truly one of a kind. Visitors can soon enjoy \'The Falkirk Wheel Experience\' using special amphibious trip boats at the site and the distinctive new visitor centre gives an absolutely sensational viewpoint from which to see the Wheel in action. The Falkirk Wheel boat lift can carry eight or more boats at a time with a single trip taking about 15 minutes and providing an unforgettable experience and great \'day out\' for all the family.

The Falkirk Wheel

Lime Road
Tamfourhill
Falkirk
FK1 4RS
T 01324 619888
Visit website

Additional Photos




The Private House Stay's Guide

Central and Stirling

The Stirling and Falkirk areas are littered with ancient battlefields from the time when Scotland was not considered worthwhile to conquer any further North than Stirling. Falkirk itself has little to offer other than Callendar park and the extraordinary Falkirk Wheel whereas Stirling has much more to entertain the tourist. Stirling old town, underneath the Castle, can be accessed from the train station but there are also key attractions that are spread out around the city and the surrounding countryside and thus are easiest accessed by car.