- 1 Where are the 2 horse-head sculptures in Scotland?
- 2 Where are the horse sculptures in Scotland?
- 3 Where are The Kelpies situated?
- 4 What is the largest equine sculpture in the world?
- 5 What are the 2 horses heads in Scotland?
- 6 What is a Scottish kelpie?
- 7 Are kelpies evil?
- 8 Can you walk from kelpies to Falkirk Wheel?
- 9 Why are they called Kelpies?
- 10 Can you visit the Kelpies at night?
- 11 Do I need to book to visit the Kelpies?
- 12 How much does it cost to visit the Kelpies?
Where are the 2 horse-head sculptures in Scotland?
The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), located between Falkirk and Grangemouth, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council
Where are the horse sculptures in Scotland?
The Kelpies, located in Falkirk, Scotland tower a colossal 30 metres above the Forth and Clyde Canal and form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland. Created by Scotland’s leading sculptor Andy Scott, The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.
Where are The Kelpies situated?
Falkirk in Scotland is home to The Kelpies, the largest equine sculpture in the world. Unveiled in April 2014, these 30-metre high horse-head sculptures are situated in Helix Park near the M9 Motorway and are a monument to Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage.
What is the largest equine sculpture in the world?
Construction work on The Kelpies, the tallest sculptures in Scotland and the biggest equine sculptures in the world, has finished in Falkirk. The 30m high, 300 tonne steel horse structures are visible for miles around.
What are the 2 horses heads in Scotland?
The Kelpies are two 30 metre (100 ft) high horse-head sculptures located at the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a 350 hectare parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area of Scotland. They are the largest public artworks in Scotland.
What is a Scottish kelpie?
Kelpies. The mythical kelpie is the Scots name given to a supernatural water horse that was said to haunt Scotland’s lochs and lonely rivers. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse but is able to adopt human form.
Are kelpies evil?
Kelpies are usually considered evil however a story from the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides details the efforts of a lonely kelpie that was looking for love and so shape shifted into a handsome man to help win the heart of a women who he wanted to take as his wife.
Can you walk from kelpies to Falkirk Wheel?
This is a nice, flat route, and easy to follow as it’s An easy walk along the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath to visit two modern visitor attractions, The Kelpies and The Falkirk Wheel. Park in the car park at the Kelpies (charges).
Why are they called Kelpies?
The Kelpies are named after the mythical water horses said to be in Scottish lochs and rivers. His giant horses’ heads form a new gateway into the canal system of central Scotland from the Forth estuary via the River Carron.
Can you visit the Kelpies at night?
It’s open 24 hours a day and you can even visit The Kelpies at night!
Do I need to book to visit the Kelpies?
The Tours operate from the ‘Head-Down’ Kelpie and are delivered on a rolling basis, so pre-booking is not required or available. The next available Tour time will be displayed at the entrance to the Kelpie.
How much does it cost to visit the Kelpies?
9 answers. The park itself is free to walk around at any time of the day or night, if you arrive between 10am and 5pm then you pay a small parking fee of £2 arrive before or after and it’s free.