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 $332
Duration: 5 hours
Vacation Photographer in Falkirk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $256
Duration: 30 minutes
Falkirk Wheel Reviews
Visited today as we had seen it on barging then and now on telly and was staying in the area,although it was a rainy day the boat was closed in so still went ahead ,John the guide was very... more »
This is a marvel of modern engineering. It is very interesting to see and learn about. We paid for a family to go on the 1 hour boat trip. It is advertised as 60 minutes but actually lasts 50... 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.
Places to stay near Falkirk Wheel
Plan your trip to Falkirk
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Falkirk
Hidden gems in Falkirk
Fun & Games in Falkirk
Nearby attractions in Falkirk
Kid-friendly things to do in Falkirk
Plans to Falkirk Wheel by other users
22 days in London, Glasgow & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Dunfermline BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium