Lime Road, Tamfourhill
Falkirk, Scotland, FK1 4RS
Phone: 08700 500 208
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal thereby re-establishing east to west coastal access for boats via the canal. Named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland, the lift opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. The wheel raises boats by 24 meters (79 feet), but the Union Canal is still 11 meters (36 feet) higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel, and boats must pass through a pair of locks to get between the top of the wheel and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world.
The penny machine is located within the visitor center next to the gift shop against the wall. You do not have to pay admission to gain entry to the machine. Admission prices to ride the wheel vary: check the website for the package of your choice but typically an adult ticket is £8.95. Hours of operation are: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm (17:30) every day. Plenty of parking for a fee.
Machine 2 designs has 4 designs and all say 'Falkirk Wheel'.
Retired single design had a beaded border:
1. (H) The Falkirk Wheel logo with 'The Falkirk Wheel'.
G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude: 56° 0' 2.214" Longitude: -3° 50' 28.413"
6/03/16: Single die machine is now retired. The 4 die is still current and working fine. A Tait www.scottishpennies.com