There were only three requests from my mother in law when she visited from Canada recently. One was to visit a castle, the other to visit the Necropolis cemetery in Glasgow (blog post here) and the last was to see the Kelpies. We love doing the tourist thing so we were more than happy to oblige.
The Kelpies are just outside Falkirk in Scotland. Standing 30 metres tall, these horse head statues are amazing to see and we arrived just as the sun was setting so the lighting was a photographers dream, I know this because there were lots of photographers with big fancy cameras and huge tripods!
We have visited here a few times now and it’s a good day out. Parking until 5pm is charged at £2 for cars, although you can park at Falkirk Stadium for free. We haven’t done the tour but you can get a tour of the statues, which includes a look around inside of them. There is a gift shop/cafe on site and a huge play park for the kids, we went too late to visit it this time but our girls have loved it in the past. Unlike most Scottish attractions, the Kelpies is on lovely flat land so there’s no struggle with buggies or wheelchairs.
Really this post is just to share the pictures. My mother in law is a keen photographer and having someone to share my passion with was so enjoyable.
This was our first outing out with the parents with children in tow, our eldest brought along her friend so give these girls a nice sunset, some beach huts and you have their attention…
This is a place I’d recommend you go and visit if you’re in the area, even just for a walk along the canal on a nice evening. As it gets dark, the Kelpies are illuminated, what’s not to love about huge lit up horse statues!
Our Canadian family have gone home today so I’ll have a couple more travel blogs to put up over the next few days. I’ll do a rundown of the entire trip too, We really did have the best time and there is so many stories and pictures to share. I have no idea if anyone is interested in these travel posts but I would like to use this blog to look back on too.
P.S This blog post features Penny, my daughters BFF since the age of 6. Penny is a huge part of our family and my biggest fan of this wee blog, thanks for modelling, Penny! x