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Sculpture by the Lakes

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What an amazing, magical garden. Only wish I had several thousand spare pounds to buy some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy L
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Thoughtfulness, Style and Quality

Rarely I have I been anywhere that displays such thoughtfulness, such style and such quality. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aubrey H
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Beautiful 26 acre Sculpture Park & Gardens, with Gallery cafe. Due to deep water NO CHILDREN UNDER 14 years of age and NO DOGS are allowed. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, hut bookings are from 10am to 4.45pm. Entry is £10 per person. The...more
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| Pallington Lakes, Dorchester DT2 8QU, England
+44 7720 637808
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All reviews beautiful sculptures sculpture park simon gudgeon tranquil setting each piece sat nav magical place peace and quiet works of art wild flowers every turn picnic lunch sunny day well worth a visit few hours for sale hidden gem
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing, magical garden. Only wish I had several thousand spare pounds to buy some of the sculptures.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rarely I have I been anywhere that displays such thoughtfulness, such style and such quality. The park is peacefully quite, the sculptures are engaging and a bonus for some are the occasional glimpses of the best grayling river in England. I'm quite sure the food...More

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SDG58, Manager at Sculpture by the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Sculpture by the Lakes. Hopefully you can return again and enjoy the Gallery Cafe too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mum (80) and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable and rejuvenating day here today. For £10 each we were able to view over 30 superb sculptures in one of the most beautiful gardens I have visited - all tended with love and care. The staff at...More

Thank Claire c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a superb mix of sculptures and a garden intertwined. Time to unwind, reflect on the 30+ sculptures dotted around and relax. It is a quiet area to view, listen to the birds and immerse yourself in tranquillity. The only downside is the extraordinary price...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place. I was just passing by with some friends and just called in for a coffee. I was really impressed with the ambience, both outside and inside the restaurant . We didn't have a lot of time , so unfortunately was unable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a lovely autumn afternoon wandering around the park. There is a treat to be found around every corner. The sculptures blend in to the environment perfectly and they all seem to haver been carefully placed for maximum impact. My feeling was one of coveteous...More

1  Thank Kiwisnowbirds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long overdue first visit as comes highly recommended. Very secluded countryside location yet near to Dorchester and main roads. With an interest in the arts, we were not disappointed by the amazing collection of outdoor sculptures in their atmospheric lakeside locations - stunning. However, we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped out here with my 2 teenagers for what I thought would be a hour. Was shocked at the entry price £30 for 3 of us (£10 each). This is a place that doesn't allow small children due to the deep waters of the lake,...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The most stunning sculptures in a wonderful semi-wild setting. Lots of benches to sit on and admire the sculptures and the view. To be honest one of the things that attracted us was no children or dogs! It made for...More

Thank Sian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catch this location on a nice day and it is a real treat. Walking round the sculpture garden reveals many interesting and revealing views. The cafe has has lovely food and the little private huts are a real temptation

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17 January 2018|
Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Dear Clare, I am afraid we do not allow dogs to visit Sculpture by the Lakes as the owners have a number of their own dogs, including three rescues who would be upset by visiting dogs.
23 April 2017|
Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Dear Sharngriff. Admission to the park is £10 a head but it is possible to visit our Gallery Cafe free of charge. We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm. And just a polite reminder of our strict no children under... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the amount of walking. The Sculptures are sited around the 26 acres of lakes and garden and whilst some can be easily seen from the Cafe seating area, others are placed further around... More