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Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington Lakes, Dorchester DT2 8QU, England
+44 7720 637808
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Dorchester
Owner description: Due to deep water no children under 14 years of age. Described as one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture parks in the United Kingdom,... more » Owner description: Due to deep water no children under 14 years of age. Described as one of the most beautiful and unique sculpture parks in the United Kingdom, Sculpture by the Lakes marries the soft beauty of nature's wild river landscape with the more formal presentation of monumental outdoor sculpture. It is that combination of art and landscape that inspires Sculpture by the Lakes. Whether it is work on a monumental scale that relates to its environment, or smaller works, the sculptures of Simon Gudgeon are perfectly placed in the delicately nurtured natural landscape to visually enhance their surroundings.The effect is a balance, a harmony of form and context where the experience is central. Without walls, without interpretation, each person can engage with the art and the ever-changing environment. « less
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After the busy lives we all lead and never have time to stop and think .This is the place to go and switch off for a couple of hours or if you take a picnic which regretfully we never but a must next time as some lovely spots to sit down . And yes you guessed it chill out and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For someone who isn't really into gardens or sculpture, this wouldn't normally be my cup of tea. However the reviews were excellent and the website and marketing material gave a good feel for what to expect. Have to say that the excellent reviews were bang on the money. My wife and I were on holiday on our own for the... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I live in Weymouth and always tell everyone I know who is interested in gardens that they must visit Sculpture by the Lakes. This is because people who like and appreciate gardening and gardens can appreciate the beautiful artworks that the sculptures by the lake are. It is a lovely peaceful place just to wander quietly and listen to and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Would go again and recommend to friends. The weather was perfect for my visit tho not sure how enjoyable it would be if the weather was extremely bad tho.

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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Booked this to take my sister who is very ' arty' but was amazed on so many levels. The sculptures are beautiful. But the settings they are enhance them. The whole atmosphere for the day was peaceful, serene and relaxing. Would recommend you made a day of it , take a picnic and come away feeling more relaxed and calm... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

lovely peaceful place to visit with wonderful sculptures. well worth a visit. I really enjoyed the landscaping and sympathetic planting which enhanced the beauty of sculptures and the the surrounding areas (work in progress). Will definitely go back to see how the landscape develops over time. Wide variety of relaxed seating areas just right for picnicking

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a wonderful relaxing day and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens and sculptures. Take a picnic and stay 4- 5 hours to really appreciate all the views - there are plenty of secluded seating areas. Really worth a visit.

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a little gem. Would thoroughly recommend a visit. We wished we had taken a picnic with us to enjoy with a glass of wine beside the lake. Sculptures and landscapes are both gorgeous and the area is teaming with wildlife - lots of photo opportunities. We went in the summer and would like another visit in the autumn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stumbled across Sculpture By the Lakes online when looking for somewhere different to visit during our Dorset holiday, and what a hidden gem it turned out to be. Everywhere is immaculately maintained, there is no set route, you just set off and explore the lakes finding the wonderful sculptures on your way. There are plenty of lovely places to... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Sculpture by the Lakes............we took chocolates, bubbles and each other! Nothing else required! A totally peaceful oasis away from hectic life. We nearly fell asleep in one of the gorgeous swingy chairs absorbed in our special moment! Just beautiful!

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