Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park
Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park
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Eileen M
Moffat, UK30 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went to visit this wonderful sculpture park today. As my husband is registered blind and has very minimal sight, the host Karen offered to take us around. She generously gave us her time and drove us to the various sculptures explaining the background to them.
This is a superb addition to Scottish Art allowing people to wander freely in the stunning grounds for a very reasonable £5.
I cannot recommend it enough, and I will certainly return next year.
Thank you Karen.
Written July 28, 2019
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steve j
37 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We were staying 5mins away in Colintraive and thought why not visit. It’s amazing the location is great you walk around the grounds of a magnificent mansion and there is sculpture everywhere- you can also buy some. Kids aged 9 and 13 loved it which surprised us , take lunch and sit by the sea it’s in a stunning location
Written August 2, 2019
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Marion F
2 contributions
Jul 2019
Interesting visit, a bit disappointed there were not so many exhibits as previously, a plus point is that there are now toilets in the house, maybe more visitors would be attracted if teas etc were laid on at weekends.
Written July 26, 2019
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allthingsitaly
County Durham, UK784 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We were staying within a few miles and it seemed a place to check out.
Wow.... Rang to ask opening hours to be ' greeted' by the most surly, miserable man imaginable!
Not open, he snapped, read the website properly!
I said the site was slightly ambiguous, hence I was ringing to clarify. Grumble, mutter, grumble came down the phone.
Apparently, they're closed for nine months of the year, makes you wonder how they ever sell any of the sculptures!
Also note, when they are open.... they have a minimum card payment of £20 so take cash, not that we'd bother going, given his terrible attitude.
Written September 18, 2022
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sally F
Western Cape24 contributions
Jul 2019
The sculpture park is set in beautiful grounds with wonderful trees,
around a magnificent (but private) house. The sculptures are scattered around the grounds and are all very interesting, and all for sale. The view from the shore is glorious and the sculptures are mixture of very abstract and very realistic. It was a very different place and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written July 17, 2019
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kiltieanne
Edinburgh, UK26 contributions
Jul 2019
This was such a stunning experience. A remarkable view of the Kyles of Bute and a collection of sculptures nestling in all sorts of unexpected places in such a gorgeous setting. It was a real privilege to wander freely through the landscape and wonder what you were going to see next.
Written July 4, 2019
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Louise M
Ayr, UK5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
On arriving it is hard not be overly nosey about the house, the stained glass in the entrance hall is most unusual and very beautiful. Our greeting was friendly and informative and set a lovely tone for our visit.
There is no formal route around the garden so it is a little like exploring the unknown. There is lots to see in the garden and the grounds give one a reasonable walk. The vistas are amazing and that alone was worth the entrance fee.
Overall we were very pleasantly surprised at how big the exhibition was and how varied the whole garden was.
I look forward to returning again.
Written July 2, 2019
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AnothernameScotland
Scotland, UK135 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
I love this place. It has a magical setting on the Cowal peninsula, and has a changing collection of stimulating and creative art works in a wonderful coastal garden setting overlooking the Kyles of Bute. Well done for such great imagination and style. I look forward to my next visit
Written June 22, 2014
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Doonthewatter
United Kingdom95 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went here on a truly miserable day. Put on our kagools, waterproofs and with umbrella we wandered throughout the park. Truly amazing and in such a beautiful location. Well worth a detour.
Written July 17, 2019
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Freddie M
Largs, UK840 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Interesting morning looking around and finding the sculptures - a bit random and Archie biting at the lead to be let off. Cannot make my mind up about the place, was nice getting to see, but a must see exhibition I doubt.
Written October 1, 2017
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