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The Falkirk Wheel
The world's first rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is truly an engineering masterpiece. Part sculpture, part canal lock, the wheel takes the same amount of power as eight boiling kettles to sweep canal boats gracefully round.
The wheel connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal and raises or lowers boats 24 metres. Built at a cost of £17 million, it was opened by the Queen in 2002 as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations and even appears on a Scottish £50 note.
The Falkirk Wheel Information
Cost: Visitor Centre free; Boat Trips £7.95; concessions £6.95; children £4.95; under 3s free
Apr-Oct: daily 9.30am-6pm
Nov-Mar: Wed-Sun only 11am-4pm
Address: Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk, FK1 4RS
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