The Kelpies

The Kelpies, located in Falkirk, Scotland tower a colossal 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde Canal and form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland. Created by Scotland's leading sculptor Andy Scott, The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.   

Come and see the world's largest equine sculptures up close - and even go inside to marvel at the complexity and the engineering which created these fantastic pieces of art.

Key facts

  • Each structure contains approximately 18,000 individual pieces 
  • There is over 1.5 miles of steel in each structure
  • They each weigh over 300 tonnes and sit on 1,200 tonne foundations
  • Each structure has 464 steel plates 
  • In a monumental feat of engineering, The Kelpies rose from the ground in just 90 days, in late 2013.

You can book a Kelpies Experience Tour a 45 minute guided walking tour, the pinnacle of which is that you get to experience a Kelpie from the inside and view the breathtaking engineering and design. Click here for details of how to book your Kelpie Experience Tour.  

The Kelpies are located in the heart of Helix Park – 350 hectares of recreational green land complete with Visitor Centre which includes a cafe,gift shop and exhbition space, adventure play park, splash play fountains, lagoon and miles of cycle paths.

For full details of how to get to the Kelpies please click here.  

  • Horsebox Café
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking on site (Fee Payable), ample free parking available at The Falkirk Stadium, nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible

The Kelpies are always accessible for a visit, however The Kelpies Tours only run at certain times.

The Kelpies Tours run from month to month. Times vary between 10:00am and 5:00pm. There's a chance that a reduced service for The Kelpies Tours will run during the winter months (October-March).

The Horsebox Cafe is open Wednesday - Sunday from 11 am till 4pm during Winter.  These hours will change on 14th March, when it will be open 7 days a week from 11am till 4pm, with this being subject to review.

Car Parking on site (Fee Payable), ample free parking available at The Falkirk Stadium, nearby