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The Kelpies

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Visit two giant steel horse heads that stand nearly 30 metres high.

Here’s a photo opportunity you don’t want to miss! The Kelpies are two giant steel horse heads that are easily visible from a distance while driving the M9 motorway. Standing nearly 100 feet (30 metres) high over the Forth & Clyde Canal, these are actually the largest pair of equine sculptures in the world. In Scottish folklore, kelpies are shape-shifting, horse-like water spirits said to have the strength and endurance of 100 horses. Scottish artist Andy Scott designed these sculptures as a tribute to Scotland’s engineering progress and the Falkirk area’s industrial heritage.

The Kelpies are located in a recreational park called The Helix, and 45-minute guided tours inside the sculptures are available from the Helix Visitor Centre. However, Helix Park is accessible 24 hours a day, so you can get a great close-up picture any time of day without joining a tour.

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