The Wheel is amazing. The winter I house sat in Scotland 2010/11 was the coldest/ one with most snow for about 40 years. The canals were frozen solid --- not just a flimsy bit of ice on top, proper solid. There was some water when you got in the tunnels but even that began to freeze.
The views are beautiful and the engineering in the wheel just fantastic.
I want to go back.
Another thumbs up for the wheel.
Would suggest a visit to see the "Kelpies" whilst in the area. Probably about fifteen minutes away and I have heard that you can take a boat trip from the wheel to visit them but best to check. http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/