Directions to The Falkirk Wheel

Situated approximately 23 miles from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Falkirk Wheel is easily accessible in the heart of Scotland. Read below for details on how to find us via all major transport methods.

By train and bus

The Falkirk Wheel is accessible from either Falkirk Grahamston or Falkirk High Station.  There are taxi ranks at both stations and it is only a short ride to The Falkirk Wheel.

Alternatively First Bus No 3 Red Line runs every 15 minutes from stops close to both stations.  Please note there is a limited bus service on Sundays.

By car

From Edinburgh - take the M9 west for Stirling.  Exit at Junction 8 of the motorway, follow brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.

From Glasgow - from the M80/A80 follow signs for Falkirk and brown and white tourist signage for The Falkirk Wheel.

From the North - Follow the M9 south and take junction 9 (Stirling Services). At the large roundabout, take the fourth exit for The Falkirk Wheel and Denny (A872). Continue to follow the brown and white tourist signs.

For satellite navigation systems enter FK1 4RS.

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The main car park is a 5 - 10 minute walk along the side of the canal with a slight incline. Customers with walking difficulties or disabilities please follow the signs for 'The Falkirk Wheel & Services' and the yellow AA signs for The Falkirk Wheel starting on the outskirts of Camelon. There are plenty of car park spaces for Blue Badge holders, located right outside the entrance to the Visitor centre (20-30M distance). The ground here is paved and has little or no incline.

Opening Times

The Falkirk Wheel is open from 10am until 5.30pm every day.

Watch the video below for a bird's eye view of The Falkirk Wheel.


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