The Kelpies – a grand day out

I am reblogging this post from Mary in my new series of ‘A Reblog Offer’

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The DH and I enjoyed a grand day out last year when we decided to visit The Kelpies near Falkirk.

Created by sculptor Andy Scott, each one weighs over 300 tonnes and at 30 metres high, they are the world’s largest equine statues. They dominate the Helix, a fabulous park by the Forth and Clyde Canal. Apart from The Kelpies there is plenty to do with walks along the towpaths, play areas, a wetland boardwalk, eating places, visitor centre and shop – but it was the Kelpies we had come to see.

We were not disappointed. They are fabulous, absolutely stunning.

20170428_132416 Standing sentinel on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Kelpies are mythological water horses or spirits which can change their shape. They haunt rivers and streams. A kelpie can appear as a docile pony but as soon as anyone mounts it he or she is stuck and will be dragged…

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38 thoughts on “The Kelpies – a grand day out

  1. Drove past them on our return from Perth and would have liked to have stopped but the weather was atrocious so we didn’t. Definitely need another Scottish holiday. I shall pop over to read the post now.

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  2. I love all things mystical and fantastical and honestly had never heard of these creatures before. It’s the picture that drew me in here though…they look absolutely stunning. Can’t imagine the work that went in creating these😊 Wonderful post to share Pete!😀

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