‘We really enjoyed our visit to the Kelpies. We took the 45-minute tour and it was worth every penny. The Kelpies are amazing close-up and very photogenic. They make you want to reach out and pat them!’
– The Kelpies Tripadvisor Review
Inspired by Scottish Folklore
So, what is a kelpie anyway? Kelpie is the name given to a mythical aquatic beast in Scottish Folklore. These shape-shifting creatures are said to have the power and strength of 100 horses and can be found in the deepest waters of Scotland’s lochs. The Loch Ness Monster is the most famous of all, but there are many such legends all over the land. Tales of the kelpies became the inspiration behind sculptor Andy Scott’s vision. The creatures’ horse-like form is a nod to Scotland’s close relationship with horses through history. Their might, strength and shape-shifting qualities reflect the enduring and transformational aspect of Scotland’s landscapes over time.
Hotels near the Kelpies in Falkirk
Edinburgh is the perfect base for a holiday in Central Scotland. There is so much to see within the city, in addition to many fantastic day trips within an hour’s drive. Our budget hotel in Edinburgh city centre is ideally situated near Waverley Station, so you can easily reach Falkirk by train in about 30 minutes. The Kelpies and the nearby Falkirk Wheel are just two of the many stunning attractions you can visit on a stay with us. For help with booking accommodation in Edinburgh near Falkirk, check out our special offers or contact our team today.