Tickets for the first official guided tours of Falkirk’s majestic landmark, The Kelpies, have now been put on sale.
The ‘Experience the Kelpies’ tour will take visitors through the origin, history and symbolism of the majestic horse sculptures which dominate the skyline above the £43 million Helix Park which sits between Falkirk and Grangemouth.
Designed by Andy Scott, the dramatic centrepieces of the project, which stand over 100 feet tall, were completed in November using six kilometres and 600 tonnes of structural steel. Over 10,000 special fixings were used to secure the ‘skin’ of the two horses’ heads to the steel framework.
The official tours will be launched on Monday, April 21, as part of the park’s opening ceremony. But tickets can be booked now for the first six weeks of tours by calling the box office on (01324) 506850 or going online at www.thehelix.co.uk
The 45-minute tours will allow visitors to admire the Kelpies up close for the first time. Initially the tours will operate 10 times daily, Monday to Friday, and 11 times Saturday and Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
Clare Grant of Falkirk Community Trust said: “The Kelpies are a new cultural icon for Scotland and the largest equine sculptures in the world. They have already become local landmarks but we want to share them with as many people as possible.”