The Falkirk Wheel was our destination for night 3 in Scotland. Opened in 2002 in connects two canals (Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal).Linking these two canals for the 1st time since the 1930s.
The wheel raises boats by 24 metres (79 ft), but the Union Canal is still 11 metres (36 ft) 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. The Falkirk Wheel is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world, and one of two boat lifts in the United Kingdom, the other being the Anderton boat lift. From the top looking into the wheel in looked like a star gate but on checking all the boats arrive at the bottom and did not transport to another dimension.