Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

A fantastic day out with a difference!

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A fantastic day out with a difference!

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk wheel is a rotating boat lift, connecting the fourth and Clyde canal with the Union canal. Soar 35 metres into the air and take a 50 minute boat ride. It is a magnificent, mechanical marvel which has been constructed to 21st century, state-of-the-art engineering. It is already being recognised as an iconic landmark worthy of Scotland's traditional engineering expertise.

 

Designed to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century - long since demolished and replaced by housing - The Falkirk Wheel is the showpiece of the Millennium Link project where coast-to-coast navigation of the canals has been re-established for the first time in over 40 years.

 

The Kelpies

The Kelpies are two magnificent steel structures which stand 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk. The name reflects the mythological creature believed to possess the strength and endurance of ten horses, and is an outstanding tribute to the horse powered heritage of central Scotland.

Itinerary

Morning departure from the local area, you will arrive at the Falkirk Wheel with ample time to explore this unique attraction. Included is the 50 minute boat ride. The boat lifts up to join the Union Canal 35m above and sails smoothly from The Falkirk Wheel onto the Union Canal before returning to your starting point at our Visitor Centre. We will make the short drive for a visit to The Kelpies before returning home at 5pm.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
A596 Seaton Road end Pick up opposite Lowca lane at the Stagecoach stop
Just after Siddick.
Aspatria 1 Bus Stop outside Library Car Park
Market Square, Aspatria CA7 3HB
Bigrigg Bus Stop Opposite The Old Captains House
Springfield Road, Bigrigg CA22 2TT
Carlisle/Travel Centre Reays Travel Centre, 11-13 Devonshire Street
Carlisle CA3 8LG
Egremont Market Place bus stop, opposite Heron Foods,
Egremont CA22 2AA
Flimby, Railway Station Bus Stop outside Railway Station
Flimby, CA15 8QN
Gretna Gretna Inn, Annan Road
121 Annan Road, Gretna DG16 5DN
Maryport, Curzon Street Co-op Store, Curzon Street
Maryport CA15 6DA
Thursby Bus Stop, Village Green
Thursby, CA5 6PE
Whitehaven Bus Stop (opposite Shipwrights Arms)
Whitehaven, CA28 7XE
Wigton Bus Station, King Street
Wigton CA7 9EP
Wigton Depot Reays Coaches Depot, Strawberry Fields, Syke Park
Wigton CA7 9NE
Workington Seaton Bus Stop (opposite M&S Car Park)
Workington CA14 3AB

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Reays Coaches Ltd, Strawberry Fields,

Syke Park, Wigton, CA7 9NE

Tel: 016973 49999

Email: bookings@reays.co.uk

Company No: 3910309

VAT No: 843 1444 43

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