Narrowboat Hire – Forth & Clyde Canal and Union Canal

Hiring a boat on Scotland’s Lowland canals can take you on a 69 mile waterway journey from Glasgow City to Edinburgh City and including an exciting ride on the iconic Falkirk wheel.

  • The Forth and Clyde Canal was built to avoid small sea going ships having to take the dangerous journey around the northern coast of Scotland. It is a broad canal running from Glasgow to near Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth, 36 miles long with 33 wide locks, usually manned.
  • The Union Canal was built to link Edinburgh with the Forth and Clyde Canal, with a flight of 11 locks at Falkirk. During restoration the locks were replaced by The Falkirk Wheel.
  • The canals were reopened in 2001 after lying derelict for over fifty years. Restoration cost about £80 million, made possible through considerable contributions from the Millennium Lottery Funds.
  • The amazing Falkirk wheel was built during the restoration to replace 11 locks at the junction of the two canals. A significant landmark rising 115 feet (35m) into the air, not only unique engineering but also a significant piece of sculpture, now been called the Eighth Wonder of the Waterways.
  • The Falkirk Wheel was joined in 2013 by two huge horses’ head sculptures, the ‘Kelpies’.

Boat Hire from family firms on the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals

Scotland Canal Holidays

Scotland Canal Holidays based near the world famous Falkirk Wheel have well equipped 2 to 10 berth boats.

All boats have bathroom with shower & galley with full size cooker.

More Info

Holiday Cruising Guide to the Forth and Union  Canal.

More Northern hire firms or narrowboat hire firms in other canal areas.

Day hire boats to cruise with a few friends for a few hours.

Help to choose the right canal boat for your holiday.

Plus lots more advice and tips in our Canal Holiday Advice.

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Forth & Clyde Canal

Caley Cruisers
Caledonian Canal
Camelon Boat Hire
Falkirk, Scottish Lowland Canals
Capercaillie Cruisers
Falkirk Wheel
Lowland Narrowboats Ltd
Edinburgh Union Canal
Scotland Canal Holidays
Falkirk Wheel, Lime Rd, Falkirk, Tamfourhill FK1 4RS.
01244 373911
Thistle Hire Boats
Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal

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