The Kelpies have become a major tourist attraction in Falkirk with over two million visitors so far . The Kelpies are just a short journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow city centre or the Airport . Visit the Kelpies with Airport Taxi Transfers . Phone 07576-127097 for a free quote to the Kelpies , Helix Park , Grangemouth. Airport taxi transfers offer transfers to the Kelpies from Glasgow , Edinburgh and other locations as well as half day tours to the Kelpies , Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House . book your Kelpies tours online or phone 07305-294773 How much would a taxi cost from Edinburgh to the Kelpies ?
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View Larger Map Glasgow artist Andy Scott designed the Kelpies, with construction work on the 300-tonne, 98ft (30 m) steel figures starting in 2013.
The completion of the £5 million venture marked a significant stage in the £43 million Helix project, The Helix Park is a major attraction if you visit Falkirk , with 27 kilometres ( 17 miles ) of cycleways and footpaths , making it an ideal resort for families as well as walkers and cyclists. The Park is on the route of the new John Muir Way which goes from Dunbar , Muir’s home town , to the west coast of Scotland . The Helix Park in Grangemouth covers a greenspace of almost 300 hectares. Opening up Scotland’s canal network, the Helix will also offer an outdoor recreational area filled with woodland, park, watersports lagoon, pathways, cycleways, and the iconic 30 metre high landmark sculptures, the Kelpies. A taxi from Edinburgh to the Kelpies takes about 30 minutes from the airport . The aim of the project is to transform under-used land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a thriving urban greenspace , “The Helix”. This includes a performance area, on which large scale events can be held, facilities for watersports provided by the construction of a large lagoon, all surrounded by play areas and high quality pathways.
The Kelpies will be a major tourist attraction in the same way the Falkirk Wheel is . The performance area, which could host large scale events , has potential to bring in revenue to the area , although it is not clear just how much . Callendar Park used to host the Big in Falkirk music and arts festival . Recently Falkirk stadium has hosted concerts by Elton John , Rod Stewart and the Killers .
The final element of the Helix is giant new playpark. A set of giant wooden tepee-like structures making up the adventure zone will tower over the park. Councillors were told the Helix Park is considered a “destination” for play and the design had to show it could cope with a large volume of use from children aged from three to 14, be as iconic as the park itself and the Kelpies, use materials in keeping with the park which were also durable and be innovative. The Kelpies in the Helix Park opened to the public in April 2014 . The park opened with a night-time artworks exhibition on the theme of Scotland as HOME with spectacular light, sound and flame display, by Groupe F, around Andy Scott’s iconic new cultural landmark. The aim is to provide an iconic landmark and tourist attraction for Falkirk . Drivers on the M9 can’t miss the 30 metre high sculptures as they drive past . Airport Taxi Transfers Falkirk can transfer visitors from Edinburgh Airport to the Kelpies in 30 minutes . Private taxi tours of the Kelpies , Helix Park , Grangemouth . A spectacular night-time arts event called HOME launched both the opening of the John Muir Way and the international launch of The Kelpies prior to their opening to the public . On two evenings, 17th and 18th April, a selection of one-off, specially-commissioned night-time artworks illuminated Helix Park, as thousands gathered round the iconic Kelpies for an extraordinary animation of the colossal 300 tonne, 30 metre-high sculptures backed by a pulsating soundtrack. Kelpies canvas prints are available . Groupe F – the pyrotechnic maestros who worked at Big in Falkirk as well as the Millennium illumination of the Eiffel Tower – brought the monuments to horse-powered heritage to life with a dazzling light, flame and sound performance. Funding was provided by the Big Lottery Fund Living Landmarks programme. In 2005 the Helix project was awarded one of the top four prizes, which kick-started the £43 million project. The plans include a new 950-yard section of canal, which joins the river below the four fixed bridges at a new sea lock. A new bridge under the M9 motorway has been constructed by cut and cover methods, and a lift bridge has been inserted into the A905 road. Two high-pressure oil pipelines which cross the area to feed the refinery at Grangemouth have been re-routed . The Kelpies have become a major tourist attraction in Falkirk, a short journey from Edinburgh Airport . Visit the Kelpies with Airport Taxi Transfers Falkirk . Phone / Whatsapp +447576-127097 for a free quote to the Kelpies , Helix Park , Grangemouth. Sample fares –
Payment for the transfer can be made in cash or in advance by credit card . Phone 01324-883305 for more details November 2023 update
The Kelpies get their own Christmas skating rink
Falkirk’s iconic Kelpies are to get a festive skating rink for the first time this Christmas as it looks to boost its income after it emerged its Helix Park home is currently running at a £600,000 loss. The council shocked everyone when they announced that the Kelpies were running at a huge loss , mainly because of the cost of maintaining the Helix Park and despite getting 800,000 visitors last year . Falkirk council announced this week that tickets are now on sale for a family friendly Christmas skating rink beside the iconic sculptures that will be open from December 16 to January 7. Reaction on social media has been very positive with hundreds of people eager to try the new experience of skating on synthetic ice that promises to be softer than the real thing for children and beginners. The organisers also promise that the synthetic ice is an eco-friendly choice that will be gentler on the environment than traditional ice rinks.
The event promises to be just the first of many as Falkirk Council recently agreed a new five-year strategy that it hopes will help increase visitor numbers ( and hopefully income ) for the 300-hectare park to one million a year.
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