The Helix: Home of The Kelpies
Helix Park is home of The Kelpies – it was created as a space for the communities in the Falkirk area to come together.
The Kelpies go a step further in bringing together not only people from different parts of Scotland and the UK, but from all over the world. Tourists continue to flock to the iconic structures, and take the story of The Kelpies with them to spread the message internationally.
Standing at 100ft tall and weighing more than 300 tonnes each, the magical Kelpies are the largest pair of equine structures in the world. A man-made wonder and a feat of engineering, The Kelpies have transformed the area into a five-star tourist destination.
The works of art, created by artist Andy Scott, have become iconic on the landscape after being modelled on real-life icons of times gone by – Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy; pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coal ships that shaped the geographical layout of Falkirk.
The area around the sculptures has been designed to give access for all, meaning everyone can come and see them up close. You can even go inside a Kelpie on a tour for an exclusive look at their engineering and ingenuity. Don't miss the Visitor Centre for souvenirs and a tasty lunch.
You can visit The Kelpies for free any time of the day, 365 days of the year due to them being situated in a community park – called The Helix. The park is a great place to bring the family. Discover nature, take part in our RSPB wildlife trails or come along to one of our family-friendly events.
Tel: 01324 590600