The Falkirk Wheel

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  • The Falkirk Wheel is a boat lift that rotates. It connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal in Scotland.

    The lift was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations.

    This dramatic structure not only connects the two canals but has become an attraction in its own right. Visitors can experience the Falkirk Wheel by joining a 50 minute boat trip which takes in the rotating lift and the views.

    There is a visitor centre containing a café, gift shop and exhibition area: www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk

  • The Falkirk Wheel 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Friday, with temperatures rising to 15°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain overnight.
     
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      7:58 am    6:04 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Rain until evening.
     
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       98%  85%   8 mph
      8:00 am    6:01 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      8:02 am    5:59 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      8:04 am    5:57 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and windy in the afternoon.
     
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       60%  54%   12 mph
      8:06 am    5:54 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:08 am    5:52 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       53%  91%   4 mph
      8:10 am    5:50 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Rain in the morning and windy in the evening.
     
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       66%  85%   8 mph
      8:12 am    5:47 pm

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