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“A Must Must See, Fantastic Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton Hall, Wakefield WF4 4LG, England
01924 832631
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Wakefield
Type: Art Galleries, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: As one of the world’s leading open air galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art inspired by the natural beauty of the historic 18th Century Bretton Estate.With a changing programme of exhibitions and a dynamic line up of events and activities throughout the year, each season brings something new to discover.
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“A Must Must See, Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

It’s not often you walk into a room and both gasp in wonder! The current Jaume Plensa exhibition is extraordinary. Words fail me to describe it but look at the enclosed photo’s Please and get along and see it before it ends on 25.09.11. A must see if you have the odd hour and are going past on the M1.
The rest of the grounds are a treat as well, but be aware if you want to do the complete circuit then you will need at least 4 hours to do it justice and be fairly fit. There are handy leaflets with maps around to help you plan your favourites if time is short. There is a shuttle bus to the Longside Gallery but the Exhibition there was the only disappointment. The walk out there if you have time is well worth it though for the many gems on the way.
Parking is £4.00 but that’s it, no entry fees. The best value day out of our trip.

Visited May 2011
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“Good walk and picnic day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011 via mobile

Great things to see and do and great to take a picnic and make a day of it xx would recommend xx

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“one of the best places in Yorkshire (and Yorkshire is the best place in the World!)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

Get yourself here, see the art, see the landscape, see the sheep! A gem of a place. Spend a good half day taking it all in. Bring your boots and walk the whole estate.

Visited March 2011
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Amazing, a really great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

We visited the park onthe way back from another trip and it was an absolute gem. There is a lot of walking involved but i would reccomend searching out the giant rabbit.... You will need to take either walking shoes or wellies at this time of year and make sure you have gloves!

Visited January 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good for the whole family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Good for family days out. Nice walks and places for picnics ect.ect. The cafe is also really tasty.

Visited August 2010
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