Photo a Day W – The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel connects the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal.

Until 1933 the two canals were linked by a set of 11 locks.

Today, canal boats on the Forth and Clyde Canal are lifted up 35m (115ft) to the Union Canal.

Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Falkirk Wheel on 24 May 2002 during her Golden Jubilee celebrations.

It cost £17.5m to create it!

It’s now one of Scotland’s top tourist destinations.

You can find out all about it on the website by clicking here

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