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 .
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 .
Tours start at 10 am .
Normal pickup point is your hotel in Edinburgh city centre or the airport . Other pickup points can be arranged .
- 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 –
£195 for up to 4 people
The Kelpies visitor centre offers lunch and refreshments ( not included in the price ). They also run short tours of the Kelpies with the opportunity to go inside one of the Kelpies .
Book this tour now online or on +447305-294773 .
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.
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.
The Kelpies prints and gifts
- Your personal mobile caffeination and art delivery unit
- Insulated stainless steel with removable polycarbonate lid
- Holds 15 oz. (443 ml)
- Base fits in most standard car cup holders (diameter 2.5″ / 6.35 cm)
- Top rack dishwasher-safe
- Wraparound design printed for you when you order
The Kelpies are the largest pieces of equine art in the world , created by Scottish artist Andy Scott. The most successful Scottish artist of all time is Jack Vettriano .
Visit the Kelpies in Falkirk
Looking for things to do in Falkirk ? Why not take the Kelpies Falkirk tour and visit 3 five star attractions ?
The Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar house feature in this tour .
The Kelpies have become one of the top tourist attractions in Scotland with over two million visitors .