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Address: Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
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glenkiln sculptures

only 2 replica statues, shame my OS may still shows them, wife very disappointed, especially when she went online to find 2 had been stollen so the others were removed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

only 2 replica statues, shame my OS may still shows them, wife very disappointed, especially when she went online to find 2 had been stollen so the others were removed.

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2 Thank MattyandStan
Berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Only 2 statues remaining - the Glenkiln cross, which is on top of a hill and would be difficult to steal, and Henry Moore's Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 which is fibreglass (possibly a recent replacement). Perhaps the rest could/will be replaced by fibreglass replicas thus restoring the walk to its former glory. Even without the statues it was... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place was very unusual with the sculptures scattered about the moorland and the peace and tranquillity that goes with it. It is a shame that the sculptures have had to be removed after one was stolen but maybe that is a reflection of the way the world has changed. It is still a very nice place to have a... More 

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3 Thank warboys
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Looks like the sculptures have gone although I noticed something about 100 feet up a hill that might be ne of them...The Glenkiln Cross by Moore. Didn't do and investigate though. Still, we were there today, the weather was amazing and it was a nice place to be.

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1 Thank dianeororke
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The statues have been removed from the valley are are no longer on display. It's a lovely bit of countryside but there are no statues to see any more.

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3 Thank MISSBidders
Langholm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From as early as I can remember as a kid, we used to visit the Glenkiln Scultpures. In autumn 2013 another sculpture was stolen. THE OTHER SCULPTURES HAVE BEEN REMOVED for safe-keeping. This is still a lovely area to visit, but it will be disappointing if visitors are expecting the same number of superb sculptures as had been there in... More 

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2 Thank Fiona R
scarborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was in Dumfries so went to find the Glenkiln sculptures, Road into the valley in a very poor state, building works along the road have caused many large potholes. The beautiful countryside was breathtaking, only found 2 sculptures which was disappointing. Not worth the drive through the pot holes.

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2 Thank kelly98
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I visited and filmed this beautiful valley a few weeks ago. Four days after I filmed the Henry Moore's Standing Figure had been stolen from Glenkiln. The others moved away for safe keeping. No longer do we have the privelege that so many have enjoyed over these past 40 years thanks to to greed and a crime from unthinking, stupid... More 

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Mold, N Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Travelled by car and found most of the statues including John the Baptist in the small car park. Loved the standing figures by Henry Moore. Just a little disappointed there weren't more statues to find after travelling a fair distance to find them. Lovely idea.

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1 Thank cowrieshell
scunthorpe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Liked the setting for the sculptures in a remote countryside. No plaques, information or other signage - they are just there! Make your own mind up what they represent. Some diificult to spot up on the hillside but all the more interesting for that.

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