The Kelpies

The Kelpies
The Kelpies

The Kelpies

The Kelpies - you can't miss these 30 metre high, metal horse head sculptures if you drive along the M9 motorway  near Grangemouth.

What is a Kelpie?  A Kelpie, or Water Horse is a mythical Scottish water spirit which lives in the lochs of Scotland.  Usually in the form of a horse, it can also transform into human shape.

These particular Kelpies are impressive from a distance, and stunning when you are close up.  They were created by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott and are a monument to the horses that drew the canal boats along the Forth and Clyde canal.

They are located in a large area of Parkland known as The Helix.

They are well worth a visit, and it is also very easy to combine your kelpies visit with a visit to the Falkirk Wheel - an impressive piece of Scottish Engineering.

There are also many activities available in the Helix park, visit this site for full details. http://www.thehelix.co.uk

Here are some more photos and directions to get there:

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