“An amazing piece of engineeering to see two canals being linked in around 5 minutes. A spectacle that is not to be missed. Also ideal for families as lots of offerings for the kids. Good food and beverage offerings”
– Falkirk Wheel Tripadvisor Review
About the Falkirk Wheel
The final design is claimed to have been inspired by a Celtic double-headed spear, a vast turning propeller of a Clydebank built ship, the ribcage of a whale and the spine of a fish. Another interesting fact about the Falkirk Wheel is that it took 1,200 tonnes of steel to create and over 1,000 construction staff to help build it. Evidently, this is just one of many great Scottish inventions.
Indeed, the Falkirk Wheel was designed to reunite the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals in Scotland. For example, the canals had previously been linked by a staircase of 11 locks which took nearly a day to pass through. In a bid to create a more convenient way of crossing the canals, this modern technology was created. Today, visitors are still wowed by this innovative technology.