The Falkirk Wheel is a unique engineering achievement enabling canal boats to be transferred from the Union Canal to the Forth and Clyde Canal. My video shows the wheel turning and transporting a canal boat from one canal to the other . I have speeded up the video as it takes about 5 minutes for the whole transfer to take place .
Explore the Falkirk Wheel ,the famous Kelpies and Callendar House in Falkirk . Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre . Five hour private tour around Falkirk for up to four passengers. Tours start at 10 am weekdays and 11.30 am weekends.
Falkirk tours are available daily five days a week in winter .
Winter Opening Hours
1st November 2018 to March 2019 – The Wheel is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm
Explore the Falkirk Wheel , the famous Kelpies and Callendar House in Falkirk .
Tours start at 10 am weekdays and 1.30 pm weekends
Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or the airport
- 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
- Explore the world famous Kelpies , a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland
- the Falkirk Wheel , a unique rotating boat lift
- historic Callendar House featuring a working kitchen
- Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
- Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people
Callendar House has just received a five-star rating from VisitScotland. The 14th century building, set within Callendar Park and opened to the public in 1996 after centuries as a family home with links to Mary Queen of Scots, has achieved the national tourism organisation’s top-quality award. The House dates back to the 14th century. Bonnie Prince Charlie was also a visitor to the house.
Scenes from hit TV series Outlander were filmed in Callendar House .
For categories including core experience, catering, hospitality, friendliness, staff efficiency and cleanliness it reached “exceptional” standard following a Quality Assurance visit.
The house is a credit to the local area and is a fantastic free day out. It features art, history, interactive fun and a warm welcome from the team, all set within beautiful parklands. Also possibly the best cakes in Falkirk in the tearoom.
The House, which sits along a stretch of the Antonine Wall, is also a member of VisitScotland’s Taste Our Best and VIP schemes. It boasts a working 19th century kitchen where costumed staff create an interactive experience for visitors and offer samples of early 1800s food as well as a museum which details the story of the house and area covering the 11th to 19th centuries.
Falkirk’s tourism offering going from strength to strength as it becomes the third five-star attraction in the area.
Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.
We stop for up to an hour at each location .
Lunch and refreshments are not included . Phone 07305-294773 to make a booking or contact us online .
The Wheel is one of the Millennium projects funded in Scotland.The Millennium Link was an ambitious £84.5m project with the objective of restoring navigability across Scotland on the historic Forth & Clyde Canal and Union Canal, providing a corridor of regenerative activity through central Scotland. A major challenge faced, was to link the Forth and Clyde Canal, which lay 35m (115ft) below the level of the Union Canal. Historically, the two canals had been joined at Falkirk by a flight of 11 locks that stepped down across a distance of 1.5km, but these has been dismantled in 1933, breaking the link. Completion of The Millennium Link project was officially marked by Her Majesty The Queen on 24 May 2002 at The Falkirk Wheel.