Falkirk Wheel Photos

The Falkirk Wheel (2002) serves as a canal lock with a difference. It is like a giant Ferris wheel with giant tubs in which boats float while they are lifted through rotation to higher or lower levels. The Wheel near Falkirk joins the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal to complete the pleasure boat route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Falkirk Wheel joins Forth & Clyde Canal with Union Canal. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel moves boats between elevated & lower level sections of canal. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel rotates boats between elevated & lower level canal while keeping tubs in which boats float level. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel beside visitor centre. Falkirk, Scotland.
Falkirk Wheel (2002) joins Forth & Clyde Canal with Union Canal. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel moves boats between elevated & lower level sections of canal. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel rotates boats between elevated & lower level canal while keeping tubs in which boats float level. Falkirk, Scotland.Falkirk Wheel beside visitor centre. Falkirk, Scotland.
Falkirk Wheel over visitor centre. Falkirk, Scotland.Boats in Falkirk Wheel Basin. Falkirk, Scotland.Classic British canal boats docked near Falkirk Wheel. Falkirk, Scotland.
Falkirk Wheel over visitor centre. Falkirk, Scotland.Boats in Falkirk Wheel Basin. Falkirk, Scotland.Classic British canal boats docked near Falkirk Wheel. Falkirk, Scotland.

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