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Stunning place

We also visited a couple of years ago and have found the improvements with added attractions very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daisylady21
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
Revisit to Sculptures by the Lakes

First went in 2011 when the park first opened. Interested to see how much it had grown and changed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sareylou1
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We also visited a couple of years ago and have found the improvements with added attractions very enjoyable. The cafe was busy but the staff were very helpful and friendly. A lovely tranquil place to meander around the lakes and view the sculptures from so...More

Thank Daisylady21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t actually go in. Put off by the hefty charge and this is not a dog friendly place. Not even by the cafe. The whole place just looked “pretentious “ - but we didn’t go in. Will look at other reviews and maybe try...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We first visited midweek in March 2 years ago and were the only visitors. On a Saturday this August it was much busier and the owners have obviously decided that they need to be more accessible. Gone is the requirement to pre book online, though...More

Thank Soupdragon56
Reviewed 1 week ago

First went in 2011 when the park first opened. Interested to see how much it had grown and changed. Not disappointed with visit. A few of the original sculptures had gone (roe deer, for example) , but it was good to see new work and...More

Thank Sareylou1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out on the motorcyle when we spotted the signs for this place. We managed to park the bike on a shaded spot and headed for the Gallery Cafe where we both had a hot drink. Very friendly staff. We then changed out of...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place when it was quite cold and wet underfoot but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Better still was a nice hot cup of tea in the restaurant. The sculptures are magnificent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit on a nice sunny day. This is a beautiful walk round lakes with interesting sculptures and lots of wildlife. The only thing that put me off was the large pylons nearby. The cafeteria is good but as previously mentioned there...More

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Look up the sculptures online or look at the ones for sale in the gallery. If you like them, go inside. If you think they're kitschy and simplistic, don't pay ten pounds for the entrance fee.

1  Thank susanned
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a walk before we checked into our B&B. We had planned to have lunch in the cafe but despite a large selection of wines to choose from, the food options were limited and a little disappointing. The walk around the lake was...More

1  Thank MildredTheCat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today, so pleased we did, what a beautiful place. The sculptures are amazing & to enhance them with such super surroundings is wonderful, spent a pleasant few hours. It was so great to have peace & tranquility with no children & dogs. After completing...More

1  Thank Yummie654
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Clare M
16 January 2018|
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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.
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sharngriff
22 April 2017|
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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
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LynNottingham
28 March 2017|
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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
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