A few days ago I visited the Kelpies horses with friends and my mum.
The Kelpies are located in Helix Park in Grangemouth in Scotland. It represents two working horses which used to pull barges along the canals and work in the nearby fields. It’s approximately 30metres high !!
The Kelpies are next to the Forth and Clyde Canal and it’s also near the river Carron. The horses are called Duke and Baron.
The sculptor of the Kelpies is called Andy SCOTT, It only took him and his team 90 days to build them!! They started building them on the 17 th of June 2013 and they finished them on the 27 th of November.
Kelpies are in fact mythical creatures – Scottish water spirits which were shape shifters and haunted rivers. Andy SCOTT based the Kelpies on Duke and Baron, two real Clydesdale horses weighing about one and a half tonnes each!
The Kelpies are each made of 300 tonnes of steel and they are the biggest equine sculptures in the world.
Pretty amazing day I would say!! It’s worth a visit and at night they even light up. Thank you to Aunt Jeanette and Aunty Debbie for taking me there x