The Kelpies named Landmark of the Year runner-up in BBC Countryfile competition

The Kelpies have been named as the runner-up in the Landmark of the Year category of a national competition.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 20th March 2020, 10:46 am
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 10:47 am

The 30-metre-tall  Falkirk tourist attraction finished behind Northumberlandia in the hotly contested BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020, sharing second spot with the Singing Ringing Tree in Lancashire.

More than 17,000 votes were cast by the public to recognise the very best of the British countryside, including mighty landmarks, outstanding national parks, best beaches, beautiful nature reserves and finest rural pubs from around the UK.

Fergus Collins, BBC Countryfile Magazine editor, said: “A really strong showing for the north-east in this year’s results and a couple of real surprises too – but the winners and runners-up in every category are a resounding confirmation of the beauty and diversity of the British countryside.”

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The Kelpies, Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The winners will be profiled in the May issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine.