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Interesting Hurst piece

Interesting piece by Damian Hurst which demonstrates an empowered woman and stands towering above... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel L
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Bath, United Kingdom
Dorchester ilfracombe

AS ABOVE.....Excellant and highly recommended from the lady in charge whose name was Julienne and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BRIANJ2953
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Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
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Reviewed today

It may be a Damien Hurst but it is still ugly and does not blend in very well with the quaint harbour. I believe that a lot of the residents were against this statue being placed on the pier and I can fully sympathise.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed today via mobile

Incredibly striking and worth visiting if you’re in Ilfracombe. We sandwiched it between a visit to the aquarium (which you have to walk past to get to Verity) and lunch, making for an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Sarah4c4c
Reviewed yesterday

Whats to say.. Its a statue. Albeit a big one and well modelled. At first glance it looks like an ordinary sculpture.. But view it from the seaward side and Hirst vision and flair comes through. You wont be able to miss this if you...More

Thank MozartMonkey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Upon first glance you may think this statue seems a bit odd however it stands 20.25 metres tall is made of steel and bronze overlooking the Bristol Channel and was created by Damien Hirst, described as “modern allegory of truth and justice" there is a...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting piece by Damian Hurst which demonstrates an empowered woman and stands towering above the harbour...although many of us women agreed that if that baby really was at nine months gestation, the head would be engaged. Designed by a man..!

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The statue of Verity is imposing and dramatic but difficult to capture in a photo...I suspect it is love her or loathe her but I really liked it.

Thank CautiousCruiser
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Ilfracombe for a boat trip and as Verity is on the Quay we couldn't really miss her! As in the title she is an interesting landmark for a fairly small town, I guess she is North Devons answer to the New York...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess you either love it or hate it and it is somehow at odds with it's surroundings, but I think it's fabulous and I hope it is helping to encourage visitors and support businesses in the town.

Thank AliandSi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AS ABOVE.....Excellant and highly recommended from the lady in charge whose name was Julienne and she was very helpful and professional......Rooms very clean and well stocked bar fridge......breakfast was very good with lots of choices...

Thank BRIANJ2953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate the word awesome as it is so overused, however Verity is awesome. Even if you are not a fan of Damien Hirst’s work (I am) you will at least be struck by the size, scale and position of Verity and her unborn. A...More

Thank LadyLuck999
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Jeanhornby
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
A seagull? Better a giant pastry
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Response from steph501962 | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't agree more. We have named her Vile Verity! Emperors new clothes springs to mind!!
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