Helix Park and Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel, Antonine Wall

 

THE FALKIRK WHEEL

The Falkirk Wheel is the only barge lift in the world. Take the barge that goes on the wheel. The Falkirk Wheel lift marks where Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal system connect. The Falkirk Wheel replaces 11 locks which had to be manually worked to enable the barges to travel from and to the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal which has its basin in Fountainbridge Edinburgh.

Falkirk Wheel Starting position

Falkirk Wheel
The Barge going on the Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel
Taking the Barge to the top

Falkirk Wheel
The Barge coming off at the top of the Falkirk Wheel

There are tours of both which you can go on. Take the barge that goes on the wheel and you can go inside the horse’s heads.

AIRTH CASTLE

BATTLE OF FALKIRK MUIR 1746

BATTLE OF FALKIRK 1296

AIRTH OLD PARISH CHURCH RUINS