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The Kelpies

Authorised motorhome parking day or night - no services

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Falkirk, Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom, FK2 9EE

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http://www.thehelix.co.uk/
You can park overnight in the car park at The Kelpies.
Toilets open until 8pm.
No showers and take your rubbish with you
Overnight charge is £5.00
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Review by: madrich
Visit date: May 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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9.25
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Excellent stopover for The Kelpies. We drove up to the top carpark on arrival and paid £5 for an overnight permit. Had a walk around The Kelpies (which are amazing!) then drove back down to the bottom carpark for the night. Had a walk around Helix Park in the evening, which has a boating lake and a fantastic kids play park, then spent a peaceful night with about 4 other vans (little bit of traffic noise but it didn’t bother us). Walked back up to see The Kelpies iin the sunshine in the morning along the canal path (about 10 mins). Cafe and toilets at the top and recycling rubbish bins in bottom carpark. Would definitely use again.
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Review by: easylife
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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10
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couple in campervan , nice stop over after seeing the falkirk wheel then the kelpies £5 to stay over nite which is about right
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Review by: hydroG
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Large Motorhome over 8m
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8.5
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We stayed here on Easter Monday, after spending the day at The Falkirk Wheel, arriving at about 5.30 as we wanted to see the horses lit up. The parking staff were very helpful, you can’t park on the carpark nearest to The Kelpies (top car park) overnight as the road is closed at 10pm. The car park furthest away (bottom) was very busy so they advised us to stay in the top car park and move later. In the morning we moved back to the top car park.
There is traffic noise, so for a more peaceful night it might be better to stay at The Falkirk Wheel, there were also a few boy racers about using doing circuits of the car park, but this didn’t go on for too long and didn’t disturb us.
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Review by: Annemcilroyallen
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Perfect spot to park overnight to see the kelpies lite up at night. We arrived in well after midnight as we came of a late boat & drove straight to the carpark with ample room for motorhome. Just short walk about half a mile from the carpark just follow the path to left takes you towards helix centre. Had the Keplies all to ourselves got some perfect photos due to it being very late 1.30a.m although meet a few others on the walk back. Then got to see them the next morning in daylight. They are amazing.
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Review by: chris2411
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.5
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There is no consistency on overnight parking on the bottom car park for overnight stay. At just before 8pm we were instructed to move to the top car park by The Helix. They said strictly no overnight parking on bottom car park. Top car park quitened down by 11pm so no problem and a good nights sleep.
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Review by: jane1264
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Stayed here several times and as with other visits nearly impossible to get into the car park during the day because it is always full. If visiting and not planning to stay overnight either swallow the cost (£5.00) and park in the main car park or park at the stadium and walk up. This time we stayed at the main car park during the day so we could cycle along the canal to the Falkirk wheel. We then took the advice off the attendents on the gate (and paid the £5.00) and went down to the overnight car park at about 9.30pm at which stage very few vehicles in car park. Very quiet overnight and the next morning we walked up to make use of our voucher for a free hot drink at the cafe.
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Review by: tracybowden
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Campervan
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5.25
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A nice flat space to park for the night in the car park at the bottom. A worker will call to collect your £5 In the evening. Free to park during the day if you can find a space. Lovely walk up to see the Kelpies and canal side. A bit of road noise and a few dog walkers but nothing to spoil the stay.
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Review by: harveysd
Visit date: Apr 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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4.75
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Worth staying to view the Kelpies lit up overnight. Car park level but close to major roads so incessant traffic noise. Cycle routes available nearby and a cafe.
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Review by: MarkField
Visit date: Jan 2019
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Great place to stop over (it was free for us, being January) it was a tad busy at first what with dog walkers, joggers and the odd McDonalds diner, but by 2230 hrs it had cleared out and was quiet.
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Review by: pauladou
Visit date: Dec 2018
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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8.25
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Arrived at 5.30, bottom carpark empty with a few boy racers about, felt a bit apprehensive so went to canalside grill instead. I am sure if there had been other motorhomes about it would have been fine. Toilets on top carpark fine. Kelpies Brill and lit up. But it is a Monday night in december, so perhaps not a true reflection of what it is usually like.
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Review by: lesley1white
Visit date: Oct 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.75
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Good stop over to visit Kelpies. Easy to get to from main road. £5.00 to park on top car park and 4 miles each way along towpath to Falkirk Wheel. Good cafe and visitor centre right by Kelpies. Moved to bottom car park overnight with several other motorhomes. Mid week night and had no problem with noise or people driving around.
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Review by: gwen2307
Visit date: Oct 2018
Unit type: Campervan
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7.75
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We have a VW T5 camper, arrived early evening at bottom car park, loads of room and about 9 other vans parked up. Short walk over to the Kelpies themselves, amazing site to see. As others have stated, no evening toilet facilities. Cafe/shop opened at 9.30am. Even though it was a Friday night we didn't encounter any night driving activities. Would definately stay there again.
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Review by: mackasx2
Visit date: Aug 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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3.5
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Agree with the other reviews (bottom carpark). We arrived later and found a park immediately. We left the MH there in the morning and walked the canal tow path to the Falkirk Wheel (4 miles) and caught a number 3 bus back. When you get off the bus you have to walk through the rest of The Helix which was a nice surprise. a sign on the public toilets in the upper car park says they open at 9am although it is possible they open earlier when they open the gates to the upper car park.
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Review by: mohohobo
Visit date: Aug 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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6.5
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Stayed one night at the Kelpies so that we could see them lit up at night and well worth it.We paid £5 to park in the main car park all day and used the bikes to go to the Falkirk Wheel,around 4 miles along the canal path.Early evening we moved to the small free car park on the approach road as they close the road to the main car park at 10 pm.There is a bit of road noise and quite a lot coming and going to see the Kelpies lit up till midnight.Lots to do in the Helix park area
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Review by: pjm1959
Visit date: Jun 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.25
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Stayed overnight with 6 other vans in the bottom car park. Busy when we arrived (6:00pm) with families, dog walkers etc but once they'd left it was quiet
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Review by: rbrisk
Visit date: May 2018
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7
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Good spot for a night. No issues
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Review by: petals
Visit date: Apr 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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6.5
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Stayed overnight with 1 other van at bottom car park. toilets and cafe close at 5 at the Kelpies park and lights are switched on for the kelpies at dusk.Security guards are on duty til 10 when they shut the rd to the top car park and they said it was ok to park overnight. Some traffic noise but ok would stay again
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Review by: bobl
Visit date: Mar 2018
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7
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Parked at top car park due to bottom being full. £5.00.( Large vehicle ) Toilets here. Viewed Kelpies, as this car Park closes at 10 pm, went down to the free lower site for the night, a helpful warden saw me in. Bit of road noise and acouple of cars late at night.
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Review by: colinrae
Visit date: Mar 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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9.5
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I live in Falkirk so am lucky enough to have the Kelpies on my doorstep. The site is a "must see" feature of Scotland.
The bottom carpark by the kelpies themselves is open until 8pm. The first carpark for overnight is on the left as you enter
the park. Overnight parking is free.
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Review by: mike7692
Visit date: Feb 2018
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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6.75
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Stayed 1 night at bottom car park. Some noise from the A9 and vehicles coming & going til about midnight...but earplugs in had a good sleep. Toilets at top car park closed at 4 this time of year.
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Review by: jimleigh
Visit date: Oct 2017
Unit type: Campervan
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7.5
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Visited the Kelpies after the Falkirk Wheel. Booth are great attractions. Note, Kelpies top car park is now closed after 8.00 pm and the gates are locked. Bottom car park is fine and went quiet after about 11.00 pm.
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Review by: valntone
Visit date: Sep 2017
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.5
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The bottom car park is free overnight but the top up by the Kelpies is now monitored until 11pm to stop the boys racers and to charge £5 for cars to go up, gates close at 10pm with no overnight up there. Very popular with cars coming till quite late to see them, very well done.
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Review by: albery5
Visit date: Aug 2017
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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10
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Beautiful only stopped by to look at the kelpies and canal. Very busy during the day. But well worth the visit lovely walk with the dog along the canal to see the kelpies.
Free parking didn't use any facilities
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Review by: landj
Visit date: Jun 2017
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.75
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Great location with lots to do and see in the immediate area, but also very convenient for a visit to the Falkirk wheel, which is walkable (approx. 4.5 miles) or by bus which will take you point to point. The walk is worth doing as it takes you along the canal for almost the entire way.
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Review by: campingclubuk
Visit date: Dec 2016
Unit type: Large Motorhome over 8m
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4.5
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Great for an evening stop if in the area. The kelpies look great at night, as previously said the top car park can be noisey with the big bore exhaust boys doing a few laps but the bottom carpark near the entrance it quiet.
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Review by: daveangel
Visit date: Nov 2016
Unit type: Motorhome under 7m
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7.75
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Great location for an over night stop where there are some toilets and litter bins available, Be warned that if you use the carpark close to the Kelpies it can get a little lively in the evenings with the local boy racing groups. We used the carpark close to the entrance off the roundabout with no problems at all.
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Review by: hmgvs
Visit date: Aug 2015
Unit type: Medium Motorhome under 8m
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7.25
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Ok for an overnight stop but busy road nearby means there may be noise throughout the night !
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