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This statue is extremely impressive and has become a destination in itself. It stands at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss this imposing statue in the harbour which I quite like from a distance. Very unsure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie J
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Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Controversial of course as Damian Hirst tends to be. Well worth walking round (the outside of course) and seeing how it makes you feel. I would love to see it by boat "welcoming" me back

4  Thank KMR139
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Most reviews are by adults. This is different- I am Jessica age 12. Here is my review of Verity. "A 66-foot tall bronze, pregnant nude, her skin flayed open down one side to reveal her organs and unborn child, stands astride a pile of legal...More

11  Thank MermaidLagoon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss this imposing statue in the harbour which I quite like from a distance. Very unsure close up especially the skull side!

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge statue is certainly controversial but personally I love it. The two different sides to the statue make it very interesting and after the initial shock of seeing her skin pealed back on the one side revealing her insides it is definitely thought provoking....More

2  Thank S0n1a_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

😊The statue is so large it hits you with its rawness , it would have been nice to have a transcript to help you appreciate it more with the construction process and the mental interpretations intended because it wasn,t until we left the location that...More

1  Thank Colin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not aware this statue was here, so came on it with no pre-conceptions or expectations. First impressions from a distance are quite good - very large, sword held erect. However, close up it seems a distorted and ugly statue with a grotesque pregnant...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The modern statue is quite a beacon in this picturesque little harbour. I would think it is quite controversial and not to everyone’s taste.

Thank Sébastien D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't know that this is an asset to Ilfracombe!? Strange, without doubt. You would have to make up your own mind. Personally think the harbour itself is a big enough attraction.

Thank Penelope J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is extremely impressive and has become a destination in itself. It stands at the entrance to the harbour.

Thank BowlsCaptain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Verity was far larger and more impressive than I'd expected, and I'm particularly delighted I saw her at night, spot-lit and with no distractions from the nearby scenery

Thank ian s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely blown away. I’ve never been moved by a piece of art before. Purposely didn’t look online before so I could make my mind up seeing her in situ. I get that she’s like marmite but I am definitely in the LOVE gang. Was fortunate...More

Thank H3108YHmariac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice large bronze. Interesting idea and well worth a walk to take a look. All part of the ambience in ilfracombe.

Thank R M
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1 March 2017|
Response from 806JackC | 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!!