Kelpies, Kelpies Everywhere!
The Kelpies were one of the things that I was most excited to see in Scotland so our way to our first Airbnb in Anstruther, we decided to stop by The Helix in Falkirk to see The Kelpies. They were larger than I imagined, and oh so beautiful! They are gorgeous statues made of steel. The visitor center is lovely, there you can buy tickets for a tour, get a bite to eat, or buy souvenirs. We chose to have lunch at the grill just outside of the visitor’s center. The weather was beautiful today, we actually were very warm at a certain point which is not what we were expecting from Scotland. When we arrived at The Helix, we were lucky to find a spot as somebody was leaving in the first parking lot. We walked up the hill to where The Kelpies are and realized that there is actually a larger less crowded lot closer to the sculptures. We didn’t mind the nice walk though after such a long flight. The park is beautiful with walking trails, bike trails, rivers, and boats. If you want to take a tour, it’s £7.50 for adults, and it’s a roughly 30 minute tour with a guide giving you a history of the area nd the sculptures for about 15 minutes and then taking you inside of of the sculptures for about 15 minutes and talking more about the architecture. We didn’t take the tour, so we don’t know if it’s good or not, but that’s how it was explained to us when we asked at the desk. The Helix is easy to get to, it’s about 45 minutes from Edinburgh airport and the roads are easy to navigate (once you get used to the roundabouts!). ~Annette