Outdoor art and sculpture

Public art and sculpture

One of the wonderful thing about sculptures and statues is they can be viewed in truly glorious surroundings. Grand houses, manicured parks and picturesque trails form the backdrops to an array of sculpture gardens and collections. Marvel at the sheer variety of mediums in which sculptures come, including brass, bronze, ceramic, lead, metal, plaster, wood and wire. Simply drive along the A1 to see Antony Gormley’s haunting steel sculpture the Angel of the North. Just as accessible is the public art bountifully placed to brighten our municipal spaces.

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Discover Portsmouth’s public art with a Blue Badge guide

Discover Portsmouth’s public art with a Blue Badge guide

Join one of Portsmouth's expert guides on a tour highlighting the sculptures, installations and amazing buildings populating the island.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Chainsaw sculptures capture the eye at Beacon Hill

Where would you expect to see a sheep duo, rock character, miniature train and fairy castle, all carefully carved out of wood?

Location: Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

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Laugh out loud on the Blackpool promenade

Laugh out loud on the Blackpool promenade

Take a stroll where every step brings a new giggle as Blackpool has a floor covering with a difference.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Explore an island of discovery

Explore an island of discovery

Explore Portland’s rugged landscape and breathtaking views and discover its history, heritage and natural assets.

Location: Portland, Dorset

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Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

The Gibberd Garden was designed by an uncompromising modern architect, and has been conserved just as he left it – tranquil, artful and beautiful.

Location: Harlow, Essex

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Nautical about Newbiggin

Nautical about Newbiggin

Visit Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, a fascinating mix of maritime heritage and art with the UK’s first permanent offshore sculpture in the sea.

Location: Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland

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Experience world renowned art on Ilfracombe harbour

Experience world renowned art on Ilfracombe harbour

Damien Hirst’s monumental statue ‘Verity’ provides a new landmark in this historic seaside town with a growing reputation for art and culture.

Location: Ilfracombe, Devon

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Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Buy goods made from metal work at The British Ironwork Centre.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

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Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Explore the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Whether you’re a garden lover, art aficionado or simply a St Ives devotee you can’t fail to fall for the magic of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Visit the Angel of the North

Visit the Angel of the North

Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is the UK’s most famous piece of public art.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Embark on the interactive Pendle Sculpture Trail, and find the witches ceramic plaques in an atmospheric woodland setting.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

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Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

Celebrate 200 of the world’s greatest artists at 4 leading arts venues in Yorkshire.

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

See how The University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden enhances the beauty of an already breath-taking place.

Location: Oadby, Leicestershire

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Walk among Henry Moore’s sculptures

Walk among Henry Moore’s sculptures

At Perry Green you can wander Moore’s own gardens peppered with his works of art.

Location: Much Hadham, Hertfordshire

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Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Picturesque and historic Rufford Abbey is located in 150 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and gardens in North Nottinghamshire’s Dukeries region.

Location: Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

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Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Street art tours are a ‘must do’ cultural experience in the city, thanks to Bristol-born Banksy and many other famous artists

Location: Bristol

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From the Kissing Policeman to the Kiss Wall

From the Kissing Policeman to the Kiss Wall

Brighton & Hove is an artistic hub with a wide variety of art galleries, the biggest of which is the city itself.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

Discover the Ellesmere Sculpture Trail

The Ellesmere Sculpture Trail is a series of sculptures by contemporary artists who took their inspiration from the landscape.

Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Uncover the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Uncover the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

For lovers of the great outdoors, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst showcases giant pieces created from materials you might find in the Forest.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Enjoy sculptures and breathtaking views on the Spa Trail

Enjoy sculptures and breathtaking views on the Spa Trail

Enjoy a family friendly cycling route following an old section of the Horncastle to Woodhall Spa railway route.

Location: Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

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