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Boat Trips will be unavailable from 7th January until 22nd March whilst we undergo the second phase of our MOT.  Find out more about how we care for the world’s only rotating boat lift here.

 

The Falkirk Wheel is set to reveal its engineering secrets, with the first ever tour of the iconic sculpture’s internal workings.

Since its opening in 2002, The Falkirk Wheel has become one of Scotland’s busiest tourist attractions, attracting visitors from all over the world keen to marvel at the working sculpture. Until now, visitors have only been able to imagine the engineering magic hidden behind The Wheel’s curved steel and soaring arches, but now you have the opportunity to get behind the scenes and see the inner workings yourself for one weekend only!

Spaces are very limited so book now!

Please read Terms & Conditions below before booking your ticket.


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Terms & Conditions

Premium Tours

Important information:

  • Part of the tour is outdoors so please come dressed for the weather.
  • In the event of adverse weather the tour may be cancelled or postponed.
  • Wear long sleeved tops and full length trousers. Skirts, shorts and dresses are not suitable.
  • You must wear sturdy footwear with good grips.
  • This tour involves climbing up a number of vertical ladders therefore you must have a good level of physical fitness to participate in the tour.
  • Due to the nature of the tour, it is not suitable for children under the age of 14. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There is no secure storage area at the visitor centre for personal items including back packs. Any items you bring along you must be able to carry on the tour.
  • You cannot bring equipment, back packs or any items that may obstruct your ability to climb ladders or restrict movement in a small space.
  • Cameras must be kept on straps to allow you to climb ladders and must not impede movement.
  • You must wear the safety equipment provided.
  • The tour involves accessing areas through small hatches which are accessible for people of average weight and height.

This tour is not suitable for anyone who:

  • Suffers from a fear of heights or vertigo.
  • Cannot stand loud noises – ear defenders will be provided.
  • Is uncomfortable in small spaces.
  • Suffers from any medical conditions which may affect ability to undertake the tour.
  • Is pregnant.
  • Physically unable to climb up vertical ladders.

Standard Tours

Important information:

  • The tour is outdoors so please come dressed for the weather.
  • In the event of adverse weather the tour may be cancelled or postponed.
  • We would advise wearing sturdy walking boots with good grips or wellies.
  • Personal Protective Equipment will be provided when appropriate and must be worn as instructed.
  • This tour involves walking up steep hills requiring a good level of physical fitness.
  • Due to the nature of the walking tour, it is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There is no secure storage area at the visitor centre for personal items including back packs. Any items you bring along you must be able to carry on the tour.
In the event you do not adhere to all of the above terms and conditions, Scottish Canals reserves the right to refuse access onto the tour and will refund your ticket money.