Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Falkirk Wheel

We visited the amazing Falkirk Wheel last October (2008) in terrible rainstorms, but it was a great day out nevertheless once we were indoors! The cafe was very pleasant, the gift shop full of interesting things, and the one-hour long "Falkirk Wheel Experience" was in an enclosed boat (thank goodness). All the staff were friendly and extremely well informed and there was an excellent commentary explaining the history and construction of this magnificent feat of engineering.

A model of the wheel inside a glass case in the shop

Two members of staff in the cafe

Here we are at one of the tables!

Some of my short movie clips below from the boat:























The official website is here
and the Wikipedia page here is interesting and informative too

8 comments:

donaldswarbrick said...

I went for the first time in May of last year and fulfilled one of my ambitions. I wasn't disappointed. Good pictures. Cheers.

Jane said...

Many thanks Donald, nice to hear from you!

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David J said...

It looks like a wonderful (and beautiful) piece of engineering, and I look forward to seeing it one day - preferably from a canal boat.

I'd be hoping for better weather, though...!

Jane said...

Thanks for your nice comments David!

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Jane said...

Thank you both!