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Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve

DT5 1BW, England
+44 1305 264620
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Outstanding place to visit

I went to visit the sculpture park with my 13 year old granddaughter. We made it a half day hike... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tinkerbella262018
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Fab.

Had a bit of difficulty finding it but when did, it was well worth the visit. Take good walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cassiebear1
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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An abandoned stone quarry which has now been turned into a nature reserve and stone sculpture park. The remnants of the quarry's limestone has been used to create sculptures within the quarry. The site has been left to regenerate naturally, with control of invasive scrub forming the main management. Tout Quarry is a creative and educational resource for visitors, schools and universities who come to learn about wildlife and stone heritage through Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust. Over the past two years DWT has removed a huge percentage of cotoneaster and thus allowed many native plants and flowers to prosper. UPDATE You may notice some work being done at the North East end of the quarry,a quote from our Warden "At present if you go through that entrance you will follow the path up to a level compacted stone circle. The circle once finished will have 10 'Memory stones' in a sort of sun dial shape. Each stone will be hand carved in situ, incorporating a different Portland theme. For instance one stone will have wildlife carvings, another heritage etc. The stones will also reflect light in different directions."
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to visit the sculpture park with my 13 year old granddaughter. We made it a half day hike and started out at Portland Bill and walked along the coastline which is a longish hike of approximately 4 miles. There are no signposts so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a bit of difficulty finding it but when did, it was well worth the visit. Take good walking shoes if you want to go a little off the paths but easily accessible for those with some mobility issues. Free yes free to get in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day went with 3 adults 4 children 13, 10, 8 and 5 year old all loved it especially walking around and finding the sculptures. Climb if you want to but plenty of paths. Plenty of parking. Only problem was dog poo lots of it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve is just that. Full of sculptures some well hidden and so many differnt styles of work, constantly changing as they react with nature and are joined by new addidions. The Area also full of interest for the Nature...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing. The dog loved it, the kids LOVED it. The views of the ocean and Weymouth are breathtaking, loads of great sculptures to find. Can't be missed if you're visiting Weymouth or Portland.

Thank adam f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good afternoon out , weather was hot and there are lots of sculptures to look at and nice views of sea too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place with our dog however the day was so very hot we had to leave early as the dog was suffering. It was an amazing place, we managed to see lots of the sculptures and watched as people were sculpting their own...More

Thank Marge L
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I loved this. Gently strolling around finding more and more. If you are young or old i'm sure you will find this interesting. The car park is small and at the end of a small industrial estate, well worth finding.

Thank Adrian A
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Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Many thanks for you review Adrian and we are so glad you enjoyed this unique site.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, so much to see. Difficult to remember where all the sculptures are without going back to or photographing info board, lots of twists and turns, didn’t want to miss anything! Definitely would revisit.

Thank janeylizzie
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Patrick_Jefferies, DWT Volunteer at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Janey, many thanks for your review and so pleased you made the most of this site.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We loved this place - rather hidden at the end of the industrial estate (by car) or on foot off the coastal path. Great sculptures - interesting and individual - beautiful views of Chesil Beach, wild flowers, butterflies.

Thank Apersson1
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loxley108
26 July 2016|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Nearest postcode is DT5 2LN
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briansweetman2
13 June 2016|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Hi, It is suitable for dogs but be aware if you are taking them near the cliffs and remove dog dirt, There is a track that runs through the heart of the quarry and I have seen buggies on there but may be hard work.
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DameScott
12 April 2015|
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Response from Patrick_Jefferies | Property representative |
Yes dogs are often walked there as long as dog mess is picked up and disposed of properly they are more than welcome.
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