Falkirk Narrowboat Base
Narrowboat Holidays Across Great Britain
Narrowboat Holidays Across Great Britain
Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS
Best Western Park Lodge Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk, FK1 5RY Tel. 01324 628331
Double / single rooms – £65. Rates include breakfast.
Nearest Airport: Edinburgh – www.edinburghairport.com Tel. 0131 333 1000
Nearest Railway Station: Falkirk High station / Falkirk Grahamston
Approximate prices: (Prices courtesy of Express Taxis – subject to change)
Hertz Car Hire has depots throughout the UK (including main airports). We have an exclusive agreement with Hertz who will provide reduced rates for all Black Prince customers. Drop-offs, collections and one-ways are all available, allowing you to pick up a car at your arrival point and request a car to be waiting for you at the end of your holiday for onward travel. To book your car visit www.hertz.co.uk or call 08708 444844 and quote CDP 694816
Tesco, Asda, and Morrisons are all within a ten minute drive from the Falkirk Wheel. Alternatively, shopping can be ordered on-line through the tesco website and delivered directly to the Falkirk base. You will need to access the website, login on as firstname.lastname@example.org, using the password: shopping. It will need to be paid for on your own card – just remember not to save the card details to the account!
For on-board catering on arrival at your boat click on the following link http://www.cliveramsay.com/boat-menu.html
By train: Catch a train to Falkirk High station or Falkirk Grahamston station.
From Edinburgh: Take the A8 for Glasgow and the West. At Newbridge roundabout take the M9 West for Stirling. Take the slip road off for Falkirk (Junction 5). Signs on the M9 indicate you should continue straight ahead for the Falkirk Wheel, but if you do not leave the motorway at junction 5 you will end up at the wrong car park. Once off at junction 5, follow the signs for the Falkirk Wheel/Mariner Centre, which will take you past Falkirk Football stadium and an ASDA distribution centre. This will eventually bring you to the Rosebank Beefeater restaurant at the Forth and Clyde canal. At the roundabout take a left and cross the canal (signposted for the Falkirk Wheel Service and disabled entrance). Immediately across the canal at the mini roundabout turn right. ***You will now be driving with the canal on your right-hand side and can follow the yellow AA Falkirk Wheel signs from here. At the second mini roundabout (with the Union Inn in front of you), go left up the hill and then take the first right. At the next mini roundabout, turn right to enter the Falkirk Wheel site. Park on the right, come down the hill, walk through the reception, turn right and our office is facing you.
From Glasgow: Take the A80 to the north of Castlecary and join the M876 towards Stirling. Exit at Junction 1 and follow the signs for Falkirk – (it is a severe left hand bend) and turn left at the junction. You will almost immediately come to a large roundabout and again follow the signs for Falkirk (straight through). Approximately 4 km on and you will see the new Falkirk Wheel Park & Ride area to your right and the new roundabout. THIS IS NOT THE CAR PARK YOU WANT TO BE IN. Continue to drive through into Camelon until you reach the Mariner Centre (on left) and a large roundabout about 100 yards further on. From here drive straight on towards Falkirk town until you reach the Rosebank Beefeater restaurant/Premier Inn on your right. At this roundabout go straight through then immediately right, you have now crossed to the correct side of the canal. Now follow instructions in previous paragragh ***(from Edinburgh)
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