Have you visited author Mary Smith’s new blog.. today a visit to the magnificent Kelpies.. legend, myth and a tribute to the giant working horses of Scotland.. take a virtual tour #recommended
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.
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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