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Getting to The Helix: Home of The Kelpies


So you want to come and see the magnificent Kelpies, and their home The Helix Park, for yourself? Getting here is easy, we're ideally located in the central belt of Scotland - around 19 miles from Edinburgh and 35 miles from Glasgow airports. 

There's information below on how to get here via car, parking options and travelling by public transport. We can't wait to welcome you with our 5-star service.



Travelling by Car?

The Helix is located just off the main motorway routes in Central Scotland. Follow the brown tourist signs around Falkirk to reach us.

From Edinburgh leave at junction 5 and from Stirling leave at junction 6 and then follow the brown tourist signs on the trunk roads.

  • 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.


Travelling by Public Transport?

By Train...

There are 2 main train stations in Falkirk that are close to The Helix: Falkirk High (located 3 miles away) and Falkirk Grahamston (located 2 miles away). There are multiple routes to these stations from all over Scotland including:

  • Edinburgh to Falkirk High (25 minutes)
  • Edinburgh to Falkirk Grahamston (35 minutes). 
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk High (20 minutes) 
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Falkirk Grahamston (50 minutes)
  • Stirling to Falkirk Grahamston (15 minutes)
  • London direct to Falkirk Grahamston (5 hours) or via Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • There are also services to Polmont Station, Larbert Station and Camelon Stations which are all close by


By Bus from Falkirk High Station:

Join the First Bus Number 2 bus for Bo'ness at Slammanan Road approx 2 minutes walk from the rail station. This bus will stop on Falkirk Road opposite Falkirk Stadium (watch out for the pink bus stop) this stop is the side entrance to the Helix Park.

For more information please visit the First Bus website or call First Bus on 01324 602200.


Even By Boat...

Why not 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


Please see Facilities and Parking page for more info on parking at The Helix.


Where we are

The Kelpies

The Helix Park