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Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve

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Scenic Place With A Holiday Potential Destination

We kind of wandered around Portsmouth after our lunch at the Breakwater Hotel last Easter weekend... read more

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jayceek2013
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Free parking! Free day out!

Not a bad walk for a free lets say 2 hr max of your time. Apart from dog s#!t, some broken glass... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tony w
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An abandoned stone quarry which has now been turned into a nature reserve and stone sculpture park. The remnants of the quarry's limestone has been used to create sculptures within the quarry. The site has been left to regenerate naturally, with...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We kind of wandered around Portsmouth after our lunch at the Breakwater Hotel last Easter weekend and many notable restaurants here were fully booked. Lovely scenic drive and we went all the way uphill to the highest point to catch a view of this previous...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not a bad walk for a free lets say 2 hr max of your time. Apart from dog s#!t, some broken glass and the odd bit of graffiti which can't be avoided this is quite a unique walk which is well mapped out at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tony w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really interesting place. Spent a happy hour wandering around looking for the sculptures. Well worth a visit with fascinating sculpures

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Josiegymbunny
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn’t get to see the sculptures, I must have entered from the other side as we stumbled upon this place by accident. Wasn’t disappointed with my little adventure (friend was worried about the terrain so didn’t enter) for me it was like being on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Trayee
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteers at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed you visit, for more information on the quarry please see the Dorset Wildlife Trust website. Hope you get to visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon going down all the pathways and seeing all the amazing sculptures. The coastal path alongside has wonderful views but be careful as has no fencing around the top of the cliff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caz420
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One has to search this out but once found well worth it. A very neglected car park with a static map of sculpture locations. But you could do with a printed guide as many path options means you miss many. Spectacular views of Chesil Beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David K
Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review David and we are continuing to improve our parking facilities and all comments are very helpful.

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

A disused quarry full of sculptures carved in and from the Portland stone that was quarried there - a brilliant idea brilliantly executed. And it’s free! This place is well worth an afternoon of anyone’a time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian C
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Born in Weymouth I had heard of Tout Quarry but never been there. It was brilliant with lots to see. Half the fun was searching for all the different sculptures. We took some great pictures and will definitely be visiting it again. Our dog loved...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

Came across this by chance what a find helped with weather been so nice , we loved it a must for all ages make sure you have suitable footwear

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lammy1964
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Amazing views, full of great sculptures of animals and creatures, lots to see and all free - what’s not to like!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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loxley108
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Nearest postcode is DT5 2LN
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briansweetman2
June 13, 2016|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Hi, It is suitable for dogs but be aware if you are taking them near the cliffs and remove dog dirt, There is a track that runs through the heart of the quarry and I have seen buggies on there but may be hard work.
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DameScott
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Yes dogs are often walked there as long as dog mess is picked up and disposed of properly they are more than welcome.
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