The Central Highlands Sights

The Kelpies

  • A9 and Falkirk Rd. Map It
  • Falkirk
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

The Helix, a new country park on the edges of Falkirk with cycle and walking paths, play areas, and a wetland, is home to sculptor Andy Scott's extraordinary work The Kelpies, horse heads forged in steel, 85 and 98 feet high respectively. The largest works of art in Scotland sit at the center of the park, their beautiful heads framed against the Ochil Hills behind, paying homage to Falkirk's industrial past. The heads are modeled on Clydesdales, the huge draft horses that hauled barges along the canals before the advent of the railways. The guided tour (£4.95) will give you an insight into the area's past and take you inside the sculptures.

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The Helix, A9 and Falkirk Rd., Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9EE, Scotland

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Published 05/04/2017


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