Book your Falkirk Wheel boat trip here.

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.

 

Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of the first people to step beyond the barriers of The Falkirk Wheel, setting foot in areas not usually open to the public on our new engineering walking tours!

The 45 minute guided tour, which departs from The Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre, will take you over the 150-metre-long Roughcastle Tunnel to give you an almost birds eye view of the sculpture before taking you beyond the public barriers along to the end of the 35-metre aqueduct.

Throughout the tour our guides will reveal some of the secrets behind The Wheel’s design, mechanics and engineering before offering you the chance to ask your burning questions about the world’s only rotating boat lift.

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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.