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Peaceful place

Contrary to an earlier review, one Henry Moore sculpture was sadly stolen and most- but not all... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
FMW13
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Irvine, United Kingdom
via mobile
FEw sculptures but wonderful nature!

Unfortunately most of the sculptures were stolen some time ago and as others have stated would be... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Loretta R
,
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenery, fresh air, plenty of nature to see on a warm day. Good for long walks. There is a nice walk to Johnny Turner's Monument and also a Martyrs Monument. A stroll alongside the reservoir is pleasant and on the level. Terrific views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank warboys
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Contrary to an earlier review, one Henry Moore sculpture was sadly stolen and most- but not all - of the others were removed for safe keeping (don't know where), not stolen. The Cross high up overlooking the glen remains as guardian. This is pure glen...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Fabulous to see these in a natural setting. I believe they’ve been moved due to vandalism and attempted theft. Stunning pieces of art

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Mo D
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Unfortunately most of the sculptures were stolen some time ago and as others have stated would be good if leaflets are updated. We were warned by our host that they had mostly gone but came with the dog for the walk- and well worth it....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Loretta R
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Nice views of reservoir and surrounding countryside for a pleasant hike with friends. Only two statues left of course so not quite as special as before. Still, I include it in my long list of desirable easy regular walks in Dumfries & Galloway but many...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank docdavebreen
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Nice drive there and the walk round is pleasant with good views. However don't expect to find the statues most have now gone! The guide books walking leaflets etc all need to be updated.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Agree with previous reviews that this is a lovely peaceful place with beautiful views but surely it is time that travel books and guides are updated to say the sculptures have gone.We were fortunate to see them when they were there but met three couples...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Margaret T
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Somewhat difficult to find as poorly signposted, we weren't even sure we had the car park right as it appeared to be attached to someones driveway. Not a massive amount to see in the way of sculptures as the Glenkiln Cross is the only one...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Justin L
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Well, they're gone... after a big build up and missing them on last holiday arrived to discover only two sculptures remaining, the Glenkiln Cross and Reclining Figure, which is a substitute. Might it be good to put models in place for missing originals? Landscape still...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Explore3947
Reviewed June 7, 2016

we were up on holiday to the Dumfries area and found the Glenkiln sculpture walk in our guide book so organised a trip to do the walk and see the wonderful sculptures. The directions took us easily to the carpark and we set off in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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