A brand new visitor experience has launched at the world’s only rotating boat lift, as the Revolution Tour opens to the public.
The Falkirk Wheel now boasts two separate tour offerings, with the Revolution Tour complimenting the Original Tour, bringing more choice to visitors from Scotland and further afield.
It’s hoped the new offering will encourage even more people to take a turn on The Falkirk Wheel in the years to come, with the profits generated by the attraction reinvested in safeguarding the rich heritage of Scotland’s 250-year-old canals.
The Revolution Tour lasts approximately 35 minutes, and offers guests to The Falkirk Wheel to a full 360 degrees trip on the world’s only rotating boatlift. Once guests have boarded one of the site’s trip boats, the experience begins as the tour sails through the sky. Be prepared to welcome fantastic views across the rolling Falkirk countryside whilst a friendly guide offers an informative talk exploring the engineering behind the impressive structure.
The Original Tour takes approximately 60 minutes, and offers a trip to the top of The Wheel and along the 35 metre high aqueduct to the beginning of the Union Canal.
Both trips are fully accessible, and are free to children under five. Tours can be booked here.
As well as the opportunity to take a spin on The Falkirk Wheel with one of the boat trip offerings, the attraction also boasts a range of activities, from a cosy café and visitors centre, to water zorbing and play park, woodland walks and cycle routes, and Segway tours. The remains of the Antonine Wall – the northernmost fortification of the Roman Empire – can also be found nearby.