The Kelpies & The Helix

The Kelpies & The Helix, Falkirk: Address, Phone Number, The Kelpies & The Helix Reviews: 4.5/5

The Kelpies & The Helix
4.5
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The Helix: Home of the Kelpies covers over 350 hectares of green space between Falkirk and Grangemouth. The Helix includes the Plaza Cafe, the lagoon, woodland and wetland areas, miles of pathways and the Adventure Zone play area. The jewel in The Helix project is The Kelpies - the world's largest equine sculptures, standing at 30 metres tall and weighing over 300 tonnes each. To get up close and personal with The Kelpies, our highly recommended guided tours let you get inside the magnificient structures. The Visitor Centre is open from 10:00-16:30 daily and contains a Cafe, a gift shop and toilet facilities.
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MartinC1965
Washington, UK159 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
These sculptures are absolutely stunning. Set in beatiful parkland, alongside which runs a canal with colourful narrowboats moored along the banks. The visitor centre and cafe are really good and the food is very tasty and reasonably priced. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful.
I'd like to put in a very special thank you to Pat, for taking the time to take us on the guided tour, and Charlotte on reception for organizing it. Thank you both for making our visit so much more special.

Written 26 January 2022
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jane
8 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Managed to fit in a visit to the Kelpies while down in the area staying - they really are fantastic . You need to see them in person to appreciate how large they are
Written 20 January 2022
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Stucation
Loanhead, UK32 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Decided last minute take the kids for a run in the car and drove up to Falkirk to see the Kelpies. The kids absolutely loved it. Will be back when the weather is warmer. The £2 parking is very reasonable as well
Written 16 January 2022
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CJbythebeach
Deal, UK153 contributions
Jan 2022
Amazing sculptures. We came especially to see the statues.
Photographs can not do them justice. Parking is very easy and the walk through the park is very nice. You walk alongside the canal.
Written 10 January 2022
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123Steve1963
Bradford, UK55 contributions
Dec 2021
Very impressive sculptures which look even better as you get closer up to them. Interesting to get up close and see how they are put together. They look incredibly lifelike - although obviously much bigger than any real life horse. Very friendly and helpful staff in the gift shop as well. Left with an illustrated storybook and 4 postcards showing the Kelpies in different seasons and lights which I intend to put in a frame and make a picture out of.
Written 3 January 2022
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Robert M
Stoke-on-Trent, UK112 contributions
Dec 2021
We drove from the Falkirk Wheel to the Kelpies. They are built to mark the entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal where the new extension has restored the sea connection. There is a free visitor centre nearby with gift shop ,video and interactive things for children. Lovely staff. The statues were not open for interior visits when we visited. Recommended.
Written 29 December 2021
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planetwalkermark
24 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Visited during darkness when the Kelpies are lit up. They look stunning. The site itself is very accessible from the main road and then a short flat walk from the car park.
Written 21 December 2021
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Hyenaoffal
Bolton, UK119 contributions
Nov 2021
I can see it on the main road, and the closer it is the more impressive it looks. Very clear road signs to the Helix and then the Kelpies further into the Helix complex. A small parking charge allows all day parking and a free walk around the Kelpies and along the canals nearby. There is a souvenir book which is very interesting and informative, available in the small shop/cafe, but it is the two statues that dominated everyone's attention. They are life-like, enormous, and beautiful in the evening winter sun. Try spending the whole day from morning till
Written 19 December 2021
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Walter M
Falkirk District, UK81 contributions
Apr 2021
very nice walk around the kelpies plenty wildlife with a park for the kids .There is also a restaurant and a path which can take you a walk down the canal .You can hire a guide to take you to historical sights
Written 6 December 2021
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Glenn McDonald
7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Kelpie stunning when dark with all the different colours of lights beautiful in daylight beautiful structures cafe reasonable price friendly staff
Written 3 December 2021
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