Falkirk Area Attractions

Blackness Castle, The fortified building known as Blackness Castle was constructed in the 15th century and is located close to the community of Blackness in Scotland, on the southern coast of the Firth of Forth. In the 1440s, Sir George Crichton constructed it, most likely on the site of an earlier fort. In the 15th century, the Crichtons, who were at the time one of the most renowned families in Scotland, had Blackness Castle built, turning it into one of the most magnificent castles in...

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Falkirk tunnel union canal
Falkirk tunnel union canal
Falkirk tunnel union canal
Falkirk tunnel union canal
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Falkirk tunnel union canal
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Falkirk tunnel union canal
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Falkirk Wheel Hospitality Accommodation Guide

In 1998, work on the enormous £84.5 million Millennium Link projects to link the two canals finally got underway.
The Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal are both connected by the Falkirk Wheel, which is a spinning boat lift located at Tamfourhill, Falkirk, in the centre of Scotland. It has been since the 1930s when the two canals have been connected in this way. As a part of the Millennium Link project, it first opened its doors in 2002.

British Waterways was in charge of leading the initiative to regenerate the canals in central Scotland and to reestablish connections between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The initiative received support and funding from seven local authorities, the Scottish Enterprise Network, the European Regional Development Fund, and the Millennium Commission. Instead of just reproducing the ancient lock flight, the planners made the early decision to design a striking landmark structure that would date to the 21st century in order to unite the canals.

Even if boats are lifted by 24 metres (79 feet) thanks to the wheel, the Union Canal is still 11 metres (36 feet) higher than the aqueduct that the wheel connects to. In order to reach the Union Canal from the top of the wheel, boats had to navigate their way through a pair of locks. The Anderton Boat Lift is the other operational boat lift in the United Kingdom; the Falkirk Wheel is the only revolving boat lift of its sort in the entire world. The Falkirk Wheel is one of only two boat lifts in operation in the United Kingdom.

The ambitious Millennium Link projects, which are expected to cost a total of £84.5 million, have begun construction.

The use of a wheel as a boat lift was one of the potential solutions that were initially examined for Falkirk. Among the other concepts that were considered were rolling eggs, tilting tanks, a big seesaw, and overhead monorails!

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Wow the Falkirk Wheel😍😻🕺
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 · 2 months ago  ·  The Falkirk Wheel
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The canal boat that we were in provided us with a wonderful vantage point from which to observe the contemporary architecture and the beautiful scenery that around us. It seems that children of all ages were having a wonderful time, and there is a wide variety of activities available in the area surrounding the wheel. For us, this was certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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