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The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

Scotland, Heart of Scotland, Stirling, Falkirk

Open (touring pitches):  
No formal touring facilities, see review for more details

Ref: UK7210

Alan Rogers Review

There are no formal touring facilities here, but special arrangements for overnight stays in the parking area are possible for groups. Please note that this is only suitable for caravans and motorcaravans with their own facilities as there are no sanitary blocks.

The Falkirk Wheel, part of The Millennium Link project is a spectacular feat of modern structural engineering linking the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal lying 35 metres below it. Its completion was marked officially in 2002 and restored navigability across the waterways of Scotland, almost 70 years after the flight of eleven locks at Falkirk was dismantled in 1933. The world’s only rotating boat lift, it is now a major visitor attraction with a café, gift shop and interactive displays.



The Falkirk Wheel is 23 miles from Glasgow and Edinburgh. From Edinburgh take M9 west for Stirling. Exit at junction 8 and follow brown and white signs. From Glasgow take M80 then M876. Exit at junction 1, follow signs for Falkirk then brown and white signs.

Location Coordinates

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    56.00084 -3.84057
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