About The Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is one of Scotland's top tourist destinations and attracts visitors from all across the World.

But how did it come to be there, what is its purpose and why Falkirk? All the answers to your questions on the history, design and engineering can be found below.


The Falkirk Wheel from above

Find out how The Falkirk Wheel came to be...

Design and engineering

The Falkirk Wheel in motion

Learn about the design and engineering behind one of the World's most iconic structures...

How does it work?

The Falkirk Wheel at night

Read about the process behind operating The Falkirk Wheel...