The Kelpies

Local nameThe Kelpies
LocationFalkirk Council, UK

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies, located between Falkirk and Grangemouth, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse-powered heritage across Scotland.The sculptures were opened to the public in April 2014. As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland.

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Opening hours

Visitor center:
Daily: 10 am - 5 pm


Guided tours available:
Adult (16+): £6.95
Child (under 5): Free
Child (Aged 5-15): £4
Concessions: £6
Family (2 Adults; 2 Children): £21

More information and contact


Official Website

Address Falkirk FK2 9EE, UK

Coordinates 56°1'8.853" N -3°45'19.728" E

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