• Art & Museums,  Falkirk,  Scotland

    The Largest Equine Sculptures In The World – The Kelpies

    A visit to The Kelpies makes a great day trip from Edinburgh. Located just 40 minutes away by car, or 1.5 hours by public transport, these unique sculptures are worth seeing as part of a trip to Falkirk or en-route to Stirling or the Highlands. Standing 30 metres (100ft) tall and weighing 300 tonnes each, The Kelpies stand majestically above the lock and basin of the Forth & Clyde Canal. The steel sculptures pay homage to the working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotlandโ€™s canals and worked in the fields in the area where they now stand. The Kelpies sculptures are one of the best-known public artworks…