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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel - a rotating boat-lift located near the town of Falkirk in central Scotland - is an unlikely but extremely popular Scottish tourist attraction. The Wheel, which was built as part of an initiative to rejuvenate Scotland's canals and waterways, is a tremendous feat of engineering. Visually spectacular, the Falkirk Wheel has an overall diameter of 115 feet (35m), and features two 45-foot (15m) mechanical arms, shaped like double-headed Celtic axes. A landmark in Scottish engineering, the Falkirk Wheel features on the obverse of the country's ?50 note. An increasingly popular day excursion, visitors to the Falkirk Wheel can enjoy 50-minute boat rides on the Union Canal that feature an exciting 'lift' on the Falkirk Wheel. Kids will also love the Waterwalkerz Activity Zone found at the site, and the whole family can enjoy the four miles (7km) of woodland walking trails that surround the area. Bicycles can also be hired. A fun and educational day out with the kids, a t
Address: Lime Road, Tamfourhill
Website: www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk
Email: info@thefalkirkwheel.co.uk
Telephone: 08700 500 208
Opening Time: Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 4pm
Admission: Boat rides: ?7.95 (adults), ?4.95 (children)

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