The Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies


The Falkirk Wheel is an engineering feat that has to be seen to be believed. It certainly makes a great day out, whatever your age.

As well as viewing the wheel in action from the visitor centre and café, there are boat trips that will take you up and down this iconic rotating wheel which links the Forth & Clyde Canal with the (higher level) Union Canal.

A trip to the Falkirk Wheel wouldn’t be complete without also visiting the nearby Kelpies. These two sculptures of mythical water horses are the work of sculptor, Andy Scott. They have to be viewed close up to really appreciate the size and scale of these two creatures. Look up at them and just say, “Wow!” You will.

For any parkrun tourists in the Falkirk area on a Saturday morning at 9.30, there is the very popular Falkirk parkrun in the grounds of Callendar House. Wooded and undulating, Falkirk is a must-do on many a parkrun tourist’s wish list. For parkrun tourists from further afield, please note the later start time at Scottish parkruns.

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