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Getting here

How to get here

Our address is: The Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, FK2 7ZT 

By Road

Follow the yellow AA signs or brown heritage signs.

  • From Edinburgh - take the M9 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 5 for Falkirk/Grangemouth and then follow the brown tourism signs to `Helix park and Kelpies`
  • From Glasgow - take the M80 towards Stirling, exit at Junction 8 for M876 and join M9, exit at Junction 6 for Falkirk/Grangemouth and then follow the brown tourism signs to `Helix park and Kelpies`
  • From Carlisle and the South - M74, M73, M80, M876, M9, and follow the signs for Falkirk as above.
  • From Perth and the North - A9, M9 towards Edinburgh, exit at Junction 6 for Falkirk as above.

There are 2 designated Helix car parks - one at Helix Park and one at The Kelpies but free parking is also available at Falkirk Stadium where it is a short walk to THe Kelpies through Helix Park.

Electric Vehicles

If you are visiting us using an electric vehicle, electric vehicle chargepoints can be found at the Falkirk Stadium (near The Helix). These include a Triple Head Rapid Charger unit and two 22kW Type 2 dual socket posts. 

The chargepoints are administered by Charge your Car (CYC) and provide a great location to top up while you enjoy a walk or cycle around The Helix, or to The Kelpies and back


By Bus

The new First Bus F14 route will commence from 22nd August with an hourly route (Monday to Sunday) from Falkirk High Station (see by train) to the Kelpies. The last service departs from The Kelpies at 18.32. 

For more information or other First bus services operating throughout the Falkirk area, click here or call First Bus on 01324 602200.

 


By Train

  • From Edinburgh to Falkirk High (25 minutes) or Falkirk Grahamston (35 minutes). Please see `By Bus` for bus routes from Falkirk High directly into The Helix & The Kelpies.
  • From Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk High (20 minutes) or Falkirk Grahamston (50 minutes)
  • From Stirling to Falkirk Grahamston (15 minutes)
  • From London direct to Falkirk Grahamston (5 hours) or change at Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • There are also services to Polmont Station, Larbert Station and Camelon Station.

By Boat

  • Sail in to The Kelpies Hub using the new Forth & Clyde Sea Lock. The sea lock is equipped with a crane for de-masting. This new sea lock gives safer access to the Forth & Clyde canal, allowing you to sail through the canal to Glasgow and the West of Scotland beyond.

More information on Canal Boat access can be found on the Scottish Canals website.


Local Taxi Services

  • Bruce Taxis: 0500 636000
  • Express Taxis: 0500 638000

Distances from Airports

  • Edinburgh:19 miles
  • Glasgow: 35 miles
  • Prestwick: 57 miles
 

Helix Map

The Helix walking map.

Explore The Helix using our map.