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Situated approximately 23 miles from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Falkirk Wheel is easily accessible in the heart of Scotland.

By Car

For Sat Nav enter FK1 4RS

  • From Edinburgh – take the M9 west for Stirling. Exit at Junction 8 of the motorway, and follow the brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.
  • From Glasgow – from the M80, then M876 and exit M876 at Junction 1. Follow signs for Falkirk and then the brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.
  • From the North – Follow the M9 south and take junction 9 (Stirling Services). At the large roundabout, take the fourth exit for The Falkirk Wheel and Denny (A872). Continue to follow the brown and white tourist signs.

By public transport

There are regular services from Glasgow, Edinburgh Perth and Stirling to Falkirk stations. Visit www.scotrail.com for timetables and tickets.

The Falkirk Wheel is then just a short taxi ride from Falkirk Grahamston, Camelon or Falkirk High Station. You will find taxi ranks at the train stations, or visit www.traintaxi.co.uk for details of taxis available for hire at these locations.

With a daytime frequency of 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and 30 minutes on a Sunday, the First Bus 3/4 service takes you from The Falkirk Wheel to Grangemouth via the Town Centre and The Helix/Kelpies. The 3/4 Service boasts leather seats, luxurious interiors and free WiFi and have the distinctive images of the Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and The Steeple on the exterior.

For more information on Service 3/4 and more visit www.firstscotlandeast.com

By foot or bike

The Falkirk Wheel can be accessed from the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths. It is approximately a 2.5mile walk from either Falkirk Grahamston or Falkirk High Stations.

Parking

The main car park is a 5 – 10 minute walk along the side of the canal with a slight incline. There is a charge of £3 per day for parking. This payment helps to maintain The Falkirk Wheel and Scotland’s Canals.

Blue Badge Holders

Customers with walking difficulties or disabilities please follow the signs for ‘The Falkirk Wheel & Services’ and the yellow AA signs for The Falkirk Wheel starting on the outskirts of Camelon. There are plenty of car park spaces for Blue Badge holders, located right outside the entrance to the Visitor centre (20-30M distance). The ground here is paved and has little or no incline.

Motorhomes

Some overnight parking is available for a fee of £15 per night, with a £20 key deposit. Please arrange parking and collect keys from our Visitor Centre during opening hours.