"Falkirk Wheel" Scotland Things to Do Tip by Niekie

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  Falkirk Wheel
by Niekie

The Falkirk wheel was built by British Waterways as part of the Millenium Link project, which is a design for establishing a navigable link between the east and west coasts. The wheel serves as a rotating boat lift, connecting two canals that have a 35 metre difference in height. It is truly a feat of engineering, and unique in the world. The structure is enormous but still, one turn of the wheel is estimated to use the same energy as eight toasters!

In the visitor centre (open 09:00 – 17:00) you can get background information on the wheel and the Millenium Link project, and buy a ticket for a boat trip (£8) in the wheel. But just watching the wheel from the ground is also quite remarkable.

Address: 3 kilometers west of Falkirk
Website: http://www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk

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  • Written Dec 20, 2004
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