What are the top questions people ask about the Kelpies ?

When people see a picture of the Kelpies or a friend mentions them it often piques their curiosity . So how do you find out more about the Kelpies ? We are here to help and answer the most important questions about the Kelpies .

How much is a tour of The Kelpies ?

We run a private tour of the Kelpies which also includes a visit to the Falkirk Wheel and Stirling Castle . This tour costs £275 and can be booked online or by phone / Whatsapp on +447305294773 .

How long is The Kelpies tour ?

On our private tour of the Kelpies we spend an hour at the Kelpies – plenty of time to take photographs , a few selfies and a cup of coffee too .

Are the Kelpies worth visiting ?

The Kelpies are definitely worth visiting . Each Kelpie is 100 feet high and made out of 300 tonnes of steel . Over 7 million visitors have come to the Kelpies in the last 10 years , a testament to their ability to inspire this amazing tribute to the Clydesdale horses of yesteryear .

The Kelpies, located in Falkirk, Scotland, are a major tourist attraction and an iconic example of public art. The most common questions people tend to ask about the Kelpies include:

  1. What are the Kelpies ? People often want to know what the Kelpies represent. They are 30-meter high horse-head sculptures, designed by sculptor Andy Scott. The sculptures represent the shape-shifting water spirits of Scottish folklore, which often took the form of horses.
  2. Why were the Kelpies built? The Kelpies were built as a monument to Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage, particularly relating to the nearby canals and the history of working horses in Scotland.
  3. Who created the Kelpies? This question refers to the creator, Andy Scott, a Scottish sculptor known for his large-scale installations which often feature cultural themes relevant to the sites where they are installed.
  4. How were the Kelpies constructed? Interested in the technical aspects, people often inquire about the construction materials and process. The sculptures are made of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding and were completed in 2014 . There is a time lapse video on Youtube of the construction of the Kelpies.
  5. Can you go inside the Kelpies? Visitors are curious about whether they can enter the sculptures. Guided tours are available , bookable from the visitor centre , that allow visitors to explore the interior of one of the Kelpies.
  6. What is the best time to visit the Kelpies? Questions about visiting hours, the best time of year to visit, and when the sculptures are illuminated at night are common among tourists planning their visits.
  7. Is there an entrance fee? People often ask about the cost of visiting the Kelpies, including whether there are any fees for parking or for guided tours inside the sculptures. There is no entrance fee for visiting the Kelpies. Parking is free at the first car park and there is a fee for parking at the second car park near the entrance .Parking is also available across the road at the Falkirk FC stadium , except on match days .

These questions capture a mix of practical information for planning visits and a deeper curiosity about the artistic and cultural significance of the Kelpies.

How much is a tour of The Kelpies ?

We run a private tour of the Kelpies which also includes a visit to the Falkirk Wheel and Stirling Castle . This tour costs £275 and can be booked online or by phone / Whatsapp on +447305294773 . You can go inside the Kelpies, but only on a guided tour and you book these through the visitor centre at the Helix . It currently cost £7.50/Adult and £6.50/Concession.

Why were the Kelpies built ?

The Kelpies were built as a tribute to Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage, particularly relating to the nearby canals and the history of working horses in Scotland, in particular the Clydesdale horses .

Who created the Kelpies ?

The Kelpies were designed by Andy Scott, a Scottish sculptor known for his large-scale installations which often feature cultural themes relevant to the sites where they are installed.

Can you see the Kelpies at night ?

Yes, you can see the Kelpies at night as they are lit up . The Kelpies look amazing at night. Prints of the Kelpies at night are available on this websiteKelpies eco prints shop has Kelpies canvas prints 166