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Glenkiln Sculptures

Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Dumfries
Type: Parks
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- May 28, 2014
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Langholm, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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scarborough
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you like outdoor sculpture, particularly Henry Moore then you won't be disappointed by the Glenkiln sculptures. You do need to come prepared with a map or guide (you can download from the internet) as the route is not way marked in any way.

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Falkirk
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Pencilled this walk in our itinerary after reading the route on a walking website. Thankfully we printed the directions to find the place as it isn't signposted until you are almost there. Take the A75 west from Dumfries, the exit for Shawhead, turn right at the T-junction then left fork and left fork again. Parking for 3 or 4 cars... More

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England
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I found out about those sculptures rather by accident and was glad I had directions (found on a blog somewhere I think) as this was not signposted at all. There was one rather scary moment on my way there when I found myself opposite a lorry on a narrow road, just about wide enough for one vehicle, with passing places.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

There are 5 statues in all on this 4-5 mile circular walk which make interesting stopping points. The Glen is very unspoilt and teaming with bird life and on a beautiful day it's a great hike. Statue 1- John the baptist is right by the very small car park. A flat walk leads you to the next , where upon... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

First, the valley itself is totally lovely, unspoilt, untouristed (although this was december I admit) and full of wildlife. But the Sculptures!!! It's maybe a couple of hours fairly gentle stroll to get up off the road and see them all (the least accessible, Epstein's Virgin Mary, being in our opinion best sited and most worth the climb) but Henry... More

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