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Glenkiln Sculptures

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Address: Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2016
Explore3947
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars 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 brilliant and came on Kirkpatrick Durham which is lovely, so there are compensations ... but... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars 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 search of the sculptures, looking in vain, blaming our poor visual skills, our map reading... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place for a bit of gentle exercise. Hard roads, no traffic, fresh air, brilliant views, birds, animals, streams and flowers and is is all FREE. Take a picnic, the statues may have gone, all but two, but the countryside is the best. A good getaway not far from the town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

How I miss the king and queen. They used to sit regally over the landscape. We visited often, but this time, they were gone. Ephemeral. Now just a memory. There is no reason to visit now.

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Thank Farrierreview
Keswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

A real shame that the very object(s) of our visit were missing, and the area is poorer for that. Strangely for us, we just trusted the hotels guide book and not the Internet for research. To our great dismay we found our visit wasted, because of the modern way that is to strip and steal everything and anything which is... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

only 2 replica statues, shame my OS may still shows them, wife very disappointed, especially when she went online to find 2 had been stollen so the others were removed.

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Berkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Only 2 statues remaining - the Glenkiln cross, which is on top of a hill and would be difficult to steal, and Henry Moore's Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 which is fibreglass (possibly a recent replacement). Perhaps the rest could/will be replaced by fibreglass replicas thus restoring the walk to its former glory. Even without the statues it was... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place was very unusual with the sculptures scattered about the moorland and the peace and tranquillity that goes with it. It is a shame that the sculptures have had to be removed after one was stolen but maybe that is a reflection of the way the world has changed. It is still a very nice place to have a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Looks like the sculptures have gone although I noticed something about 100 feet up a hill that might be ne of them...The Glenkiln Cross by Moore. Didn't do and investigate though. Still, we were there today, the weather was amazing and it was a nice place to be.

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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The statues have been removed from the valley are are no longer on display. It's a lovely bit of countryside but there are no statues to see any more.

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