Public art and sculpture

Outdoor 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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Enjoy stunning public art at Sculpture in the City

Visit the eastern part of the City of London where exciting sculptures from some of the world’s leading artists can be found.

Location: London, Greater London

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

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

Explore the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Combine art and the great outdoors as you follow a charming sculpture trail through woodlands in Gloucestershire.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

See unusual sculptures in Grizedale Forest

Discover the unexpected, the quirky, the confounding and the confusing in Grizedale Forest with a whole host of art inspired by the landscape.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Discover Maggi Hambling’s The Scallop

The Scallop, this iconic image of the Suffolk Coast arrived on Aldeburgh beach in 2003, courtesy of local artist, Maggi Hambling.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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

Follow the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle trail

Celebrate 200 of the world's greatest artists at four leading cultural venues in Yorkshire.

Location: Wakefield and Leeds, West Yorkshire

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

Follow art trails around NewcastleGateshead

Throughout NewcastleGateshead you will discover public art in the most surprising of places from figurative sculptures to conceptual work.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Admire sculptures under blue skies in Dorchester

Get up close to beautiful works of art while exploring the glorious Dorset countryside at Sculpture by the Lakes.

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

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

Join 100 iron men by the sea at Another Place

An army of iron statues look out to sea from Crosby Beach. Visit this surreal, haunting artwork by Antony Gormley, and explore its unique coastline.

Location: Crosby Beach, Merseyside

Enjoy traditional family fun by the seaside

Discover the mythic coastline and its associated sculptures along the seashore from Cleveleys to Fleetwood.

Location: Cleveleys & Fleetwood, Lancashire

Find yourself face-to-face with gigantic outdoor sculptures

Each face reveals a story as you meet the gigantic outdoor sculptures that span the width and breadth of the seaside resort.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

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

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Explore the city with Hull's Fish Trail

Follow Hull’s Fish Trail and explore the beautiful cobbled streets of Hull’s Old Town.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Explore an island of discovery

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

Location: Portland, Dorset

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

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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