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The Coldstones Cut

Pateley Bridge, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Drive west out of Pateley Bridge on B6265 and you can't miss this attraction. Park in the free car park, climb a short steep path and be rewarded with the best views in Nidderdale. The Dales to three sides and a working quarry on the fourth. Climb the short towers and information is around the stone walls.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited here originally to see an old Lime Kiln situated at the site and accessible from the same car park. This was awesome in it's own right, but 10 minutes with a young child, via stroking the neighbouring ponies, and it was all over! But... .... We decided to follow the path to the Coldstones Cut, only a 600m... More

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Solihull
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Like Northumberlandia it's beside an opencast works but with far better views. It's not a day out but worth stopping for a visit.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Maybe I was expecting too much but it did not do a lot for me. The views to the quarry were very interesting but did they really need to spend all that money ? What happens to this attraction when the quarry closes ? Worth a visit if you are passing, just for the views.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This whole monstrosity should be demolished. Do a google image search and find a plan view of this so-called artwork. Then you will see it for what it is. A huge phallus.

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west yorks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A very interesting and beautiful place to visit, with wide ranging views across the beautiful landscape of North Yorkshire - worth it just for that! Simply gorgeous but the absolute windiest place I have ever been to.

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Wetherby
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited Coldstones Cut with view to including on circular walk for our walking group lister in the year. Quite breezy on the walk up to the sculpture but blowing a gale at the top. Hold on to your hats! But what a stunning creation and terrific viewpoint of all of surrounding countryside. The information tablets are excellent describing how the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An absolute must-see if you happen to visit Pateley Bridge. Breath-taking views especially in August with heather in full bloom. We took our 18-month-old who went up the steep hill a fair bit and adored the sculpture-maze. (It may be a bit of struggle to push a buggy up to the top.) This is an exciting place for a little... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Walking up from the car park you have no expectation of what it will be like at the top. Stunning and a wonderful surprise. Greatly enjoyed by our teenagers who are hard to impress. Followed by a delicious cake and coffee at Toft Gate Barn Cafe just below the car park.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just a short walk up the relatively steep hill brings you to an incredible modern monument and tribute to the quarry industry. Fantastic views from the viewing areas with very informative displays. Will definitely go again.

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