What is the story behind the Kelpies ?

What is the story behind the Kelpies ?

What are the Kelpies ?

The Kelpies are 30 metre high sculptures of Clydesdale horses , a unique tribute to the work horses of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the freight barges and coalships along the canals of Scotland in the nineteenth century . Canals shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area. The Kelpies are the centrepiece of the Helix Park in Falkirk .

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Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk in our Private Kelpies tours. The Falkirk Wheel replaced nine locks on the Union Canal , saving travellers half a day on the journey to Edinburgh .

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Falkirk tours

Tours start at 10 am .

Normal pickup point is your hotel in Edinburgh city centre or the airport . Other pickup points can be arranged .

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Kelpies tours , Falkirk

Itinerary

  • 5 hour private tour group day trip around Falkirk
  • Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House
  • Take in unique views of the historic Callendar House and Park
  • Travel by saloon car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of four people

Our tour of Falkirk features a visit to the world famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

We stop for up to an hour at each location .

Tour cost –

£170 for 2 people

£190 for 3 people

£210 for 4 people

Lunch and refreshments  are not included in the price

Book this tour now online or on 07305-294773 .

In an amazing feat of engineering, The Kelpies rose from the ground in just 90 days, in late 2013.

Construction of The Kelpies began on 17th  June 2013. The two enormous structures were manufactured and installed by SH Structures Limited In a remarkable feat of engineering, the sculptures rose out of the ground in a stunning construction process, captured in all its glory by Walid Salhab in his dramatic time-lapse stop-motion film.

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The build was officially completed on 27th November 2013, and was celebrated with a ‘topping-out’ ceremony featuring Duke and Baron, the Clydesdale life models for The Kelpies.

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