Visitors to The Falkirk Wheel can enjoy a unique experience with FREE entry to:
Interactive Exhibition and Viewing Gallery
The Falkirk Wheel Café
Picnic area and playpark
Antonine Wall heritage site
Tourist Information Centre
The highlight of your visit will be a boat trip which begins in the basin outside The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre, by boarding one of the specially designed boats. The journey starts by sailing into the bottom gondola of The Wheel, it then makes a graceful sweep, lifting the boat up to join the Union Canal 35m above.
Once lifted, the boat sails along the aqueduct, through the 180 metre Roughcastle Tunnel and under the historic Antonine Wall before returning back into the canal basin.
By train and bus
The Falkirk Wheel is accessible from either Falkirk Grahamston or Falkirk High Station. There are taxi ranks at both stations and it is only a short ride to The Falkirk Wheel.
Alternatively First Bus No 3 Red Line runs every 15 minutes from stops close to both stations. Please note there is a limited bus service on Sundays.
From Edinburgh - take the M9 west for Stirling. Exit at Junction 8 of the motorway, follow brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.
From Glasgow - from the M80/A80 follow signs for Falkirk and brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.
From the North - Follow the M9 south and take junction 9 (Stirling Services). At the large roundabout, take the fourth exit for The Falkirk Wheel and Denny (A872). Continue to follow the brown and white tourist signs.
For satellite navigation systems enter FK1 4RS.