Falkirk Wheel boat lift is the world's first and only rotating boat lift. This graceful feat of engineering joining the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal is a beautifully balanced structure that's both a highly practical solution and a work of art.
A 50 minute boat trip is the best way to see the wheel in action. The wheel raises boats by 24 metres but the Union Canal is still 11 metres higher than the aqueduct which meets the wheel. Boats must also pass through a pair of locks between the top of the wheel and the Union Canal.