The Kelpies pictures and gifts

 The Kelpies sculptures have become Scotland’s best known cultural landmark . The Kelpies gifts shop features Kelpies phone cases, jigsaw puzzles, stickers , greeting cards , t-shirts , prints and throw pillows .

Unfortunately the Kelpies are closed at the moment ( officially anyway ) but you can still take a virtual tour of them online. 

Explore the famous Kelpies , the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House in Falkirk .

 

Book your Falkirk tours online

Tours start at 10 am .

Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre or the airport . Other pickup points can be arranged , subject to an additional fee .

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 luxury car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people

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

We stop for an hour at each location .

The Kelpies sculptures were open to the public in April last year. An exhibition of local schools kids artwork celebrating The Kelpies and The John Muir Way were unveiled by Kelpie artist Andy Scott. 

 Glasgow artist Andy Scott designed the Kelpies, with construction work on the 300-tonne, 98ft (30m) steel figures starting in 2013.

The completion of the £5 million venture marked a significant stage in the £43 million Helix project, which aims to transform 865 acres of land between Falkirk and Grangemouth.

How long does it take to visit the Kelpies ?

I would recommend about an hour for visiting the Kelpies , take a walk around them , take a few selfies then a coffee at the visitor centre if it’s open then take a look at our online Kelpies gifts including phone cases, stickers , greeting cards , t-shirts , posters, prints and throw pillows

What is the story behind the Kelpies ?

The Kelpies are a tribute to the Clydesdale horses used to pull barges along the canals of Scotland in the 19th century. The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world . Each one is 100 feet high and made from 300 tonnes of steel . The Kelpies gifts shop features Kelpies phone cases, stickers , greeting cards , t-shirts , prints and throw pillows .

what Kelpies gifts are available ?

The Kelpies gifts shop features Kelpies phone cases, jigsaw puzzles, stickers , greeting cards , t-shirts , prints and throw pillows .

Falkirk Mod 2008

The National Mod 2008 has started this week in Falkirk . The Mod is a Gaelic festival of traditional music with a prestigious gold medal for the best in each category . To some ‘The Mod is coming home’ might seem a curious slogan to use as the Mod has never been held in Falkirk before however the slogan arises from the annual Trysts that were held in Falkirk over the centuries where drovers and cattle dealers from all over the Highlands and Islands would converge on the town to buy and sell their livestock. The Mod is Coming Home because the whole concept of the Highland Gathering had originated in Falkirk

The National Mod 2008 has started this week in Falkirk . The Mod is a Gaelic festival of traditional music with a prestigious gold medal for the best in each category . To some ‘The Mod is coming home’ might seem a curious slogan to use as the Mod has never been held in Falkirk before however the slogan arises from the annual Trysts that were held in Falkirk over the centuries where drovers and cattle dealers from all over the Highlands and Islands would converge on the town to buy and sell their livestock. The Mod is Coming Home because the whole concept of the Highland Gathering had originated in Falkirk.The local organising commmittee for the Falkirk Mod 2008 has officially launched the Mod Fringe – a series of musical and cultural events (many of which are free) that will appeal to the local community and the estimated 10,000 visitors expected to attend the event between 10th and 18th October this year. Some of the musical highlights include: Live music from bands such as Skerryvore; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers; Skipinnish and many others across a number of venues in the town, A Fiddlers Rally at Falkirk Town Hall, Ceilidhs featuring established and local musicians, Pipebands and live musical performances in the town centre. Photogold has teamed up with Scottish screensavers to produce a special edition screensaver for the Falkirk Mod 2008 .

The Kelpies Falkirk are the most popular attraction in Falkirk