Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom
Falkirk Wheel & Stirling
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Approximately 6 Hours
Almost 100 years ago, a series of 11 locks was used to connect the Forth and Clyde Canals, running from Glasgow to Edinburgh's Union Canal. As part of a Millennium initiative to encourage waterway usage, the Falkirk Wheel was designed and constructed to provide a 21st-century solution to more speedily link the canals. Boat elevators are nothing new -- the last one made in Britain was built in 1875. A rotating boat elevator, however, is quite unique and the result is both awe-inspiring and beautiful.
Today you will discover that the wheel is a truly unique and awesome spectacle -- Scotland's most exciting example of modern engineering. More than just the world's first rotating boat elevator, the Falkirk Wheel is also a symbol heralding the dawn of Britain's new Canal Age. The wheel's role may be simple, but its shape is far from conventional -- it is an eye-catching, working sculpture.
Embark a canal boat to experience a journey through a canal tunnel and across an aqueduct. Upon your return, the canal seems to simply drop off the end, but in fact your boat is gently lowered to the next level by the Falkirk Wheel.
Back on dry land, re-join the motorcoach and continue the short distance to the town of Stirling -- you will have free time here to spend sightseeing, shopping or visiting the castle of great renown.
Lunch is not included. You will have time to purchase lunch at your own expense during the tour.