Falkirk Area Attractions

Falkirk Tunnel, Originally built over two centuries ago to transport coal, the Falkirk Tunnel now runs the Union Canal beneath Prospect Hill in Falkirk and links Falkirk to the centre of Edinburgh. It is conveniently positioned directly behind Falkirk High Station. There is a towpath that is 5 metres wide and the tunnel itself is 630 metres long and 18 metres broad and 19 metres high. Burke and Hare, two men who had moved from Ireland to Scotland for the purpose of participating in the...

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Falkirk Kelpies Hospitality Accommodation Guide

The Kelpies, the world's largest sculptures of equines, call Helix Park home. You may find souvenirs, refreshments, and other background on The Kelpies at the visitor centre. From there, you can have a tour with one of our guides who will tell you everything about the history of The Kelpies and even take you inside so you can marvel at the creativity and sophistication of the structure for yourself. The Helix features a boardwalk network, a lagoon with a cosy coffee shop by its shore, a park with an adventure play park (with accessible equipment), splash play water fountains, parklands, forests, wetlands, and boardwalks. Accessibility information is available on our website, so please read our statement there before your visit.

The Kelpies, the world's largest sculptures of equines, call Helix Park home. It was designed to serve as a meeting place for the people of the Falkirk and Grangemouth areas. Beyond uniting people from all throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom, the Kelpies aim to unite people from all over the world. Because of the Kelpies, the area is now a top-notch attraction for visitors.

Each of the mystical Kelpies is over 100 feet tall and weighs more than 300 tonnes, making them a technological marvel and a work of art. Based on historical figures like the Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron, artist Andy Scott's sculptures have become recognisable landmarks. The Kelpies honour the legacy of the hefty horse that pulled the waggons, ploughs, barges, and coalships that established the urban pattern of Falkirk and the rest of Scotland.

The mythical monsters from whom the Kelpies take their name are said to have the strength and stamina of a hundred horses, and these characteristics are reflected in the area's dynamic landscapes, the durability of its inland rivers, and the resilience of its inhabitants, hence the name. As they are located in the heart of The Helix park, The Kelpies are open to the public 24/7/365 at no cost. Everyone is welcome to come and have a good look at the gigantic statues because the space around them has been made accessible. Touring a Kelpie allows you an up-close look at its impressive interior design, not to mention its innovative engineering. If you're visiting The Kelpies, be sure to stop by the visitor centre for souvenirs, refreshments, and background on the attraction.

The Helix is connected to Falkirk's 500 km of paved paths for walking and cycling, which link the city's neighbourhoods and points of interest. Ride your bike around the 25-kilometer Tour Route that loops around the Helix, passing by the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar Park on the way to and from the attraction. Our website has all the route information you need. With the John Muir Trail and two National Cycle Routes passing through it, this location is a superb jumping-off point for excursions beyond.

The Helix features a boardwalk network, a lagoon with a cosy coffee shop by its shore, a park with an adventure play park (with accessible equipment), splash play water fountains, parklands, forests, wetlands, and boardwalks.

  • Falkirk Kelpies 56.0192° N Longitude 3.7557° W
  • Falkirk Kelpies Postcode FK2 9EE
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A must see and great visit
Sandra
 · 2 months ago  ·  The Kelpies
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Seeing The Kelpies was high on my list of must-during do's our vacation in Scotland. This Andy Scott sculpture is just breathtaking. We opted for the guided tour, and it was well worth the money. Not only did we get to walk inside, but the lady who led us around was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us some fascinating insights into the building's history and development. The Kelpies themselves are a great narrative in and of themselves. The Helix park, where the Kelpies may be found, is beautiful, with a canal and miles of walking paths, in addition to a park. There is also a wonderful eatery and gift shop, as well as spotless restrooms. As a nice keepsake and because no one else on Canvey is likely to have one, I bought a reusable Kelpies coffee cup. The Kelpies are another must-see attraction in Scotland, along with Loch Ness.
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