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“Fantastic visit as always”

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Just returned from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, visiting on one of the hottest Saturdays possible. Absolutely marvellous visit. The Chapel is now closed, there was nothing on at the Long Gallery and ‘Seizure’ was closed - ‘technical difficulty’. The Yinka Shonibare ‘Fabrication’ was brilliant, the film in the exhibition was well worth seeing but unfortunately it was too hot for us to sit to the end.

Because it was so hot we walked around the lake, under the trees, to see the Shell Grotto, Obelisk and Greek Temple. Lovely walk and if it is too hot for you in the opne areas this is a good alternative, but of course you do have to walk uphill back to the exhibition galleries! Lots of younger folk were running around in the open areas and enjoying the art. Stay for the day, it is only £7.50 to park.

Been loads of times over the last 25/30 years and it is always great. Looking forward to the next visit……

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We love the open spaces with lots to do and see - some interesting sculptures too. We like the way the paths dip in and out of the shrubbery so you're not quite sure where you are going next. Lovely walk around the country paths at the bottom of this country park.. Car parking is expensive though and it isn't easy to find a car parking space which is a common complaint of people who visit here. There is a car park much higher up the main drive but the distance would make it difficult for some people

Thank Lynne N
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We visited on a sunny Sunday and we had a great afternoon! The art exhibition was good and the grounds are just stunning. Lots of interesting things to see as you walk around.

Thank kirste24
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

True, we visited the park on a gloriously sunny day, but even so its impact was extraordinary. The landscaping of the formal and walled garden alone is world class, and the views down to the lakes are glorious. The indoor exhibitions, open air sculpture and facilities all add up to make this park a truly wonderful place to visit. The only drawback is that it could be better signposted. I only wish that we lived closer and could visit it at different times of the year.

Thank NJH1952
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Some friends and I were visiting the area for the first time and had been advised that this was a great place to visit. They were not wrong - parkland for as far as the eye could see with an interesting variety of sculptures to interest all tastes and ages. One of our party had mobility problems and we had no problem borrowing a wheelchair for her. However the paths marked on the map as suitable for wheelchairs were non existent so it was really hard work! This did not spoil our enjoyment, but we were ready for a snack and a drink at the Café afterwards. This was expensive so probably better to take a picnic if you know you are going to be there for some time.

Entry to the park was free but anything over 2hrs incurred a parking fee of £7.50. We were able to use a disabled Blue Badge to be closer to the park entrance (there were not many spaces and we were lucky that someone was leaving as we arrived) but we still had to pay.

A very enjoyable day out.

Thank Catherine C
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