The Falkirk Wheel
The world's only rotating boat lift. A marvel of engineering and our flagship destination, The Falkirk Wheel connects the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal in a half-turn that only takes five minutes.
The Falkirk Wheel
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 £3.50 per day for parking. This payment helps to maintain The Falkirk Wheel and Scotland’s Canals.
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.
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.
£3.50 per day
How to get here
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 ScotRail for timetables and tickets.
The Falkirk Wheel is just a short bus ride away as the number 6 bus runs between The Falkirk Wheel and Falkirk town centre. For more information and timetables please visit www.firstscotlandeast.com.
You can also find taxi ranks at Falkirk Grahamston, Camelon or Falkirk High Station train station, or visit www.traintaxi.co.uk for details of taxis available for hire at these locations.
Visitors can also reach The Falkirk Wheel by boat, as it is part of the canal network.
The Falkirk Wheel can be accessed from the Forth & Clyde and Union Canal towpaths.
Forth Bikes also offer a fleet of 120 electric bikes, spread out across numerous stations in the Forth Valley region and are available at Falkirk High Street, Falkirk Community Hospital, Callendar Park, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies. Visit Forth Bike for more information.
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.Y61