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Glenkiln Sculptures

Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
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Huge let down

Nice drive there and the walk round is pleasant with good views. However don't expect to find the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Thornhill, United Kingdom
Let down

Agree with previous reviews that this is a lovely peaceful place with beautiful views but surely it... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Margaret T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 Jun 2017
“Huge let down”
4 Jan 2017
“Let down”
Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
Shawhead, Dumfries, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Nice drive there and the walk round is pleasant with good views. However don't expect to find the statues most have now gone! The guide books walking leaflets etc all need to be updated.

2  Thank 0298ems
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Agree with previous reviews that this is a lovely peaceful place with beautiful views but surely it is time that travel books and guides are updated to say the sculptures have gone.We were fortunate to see them when they were there but met three couples...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Somewhat difficult to find as poorly signposted, we weren't even sure we had the car park right as it appeared to be attached to someones driveway. Not a massive amount to see in the way of sculptures as the Glenkiln Cross is the only one...More

1  Thank Justin L
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Well, they're gone... after a big build up and missing them on last holiday arrived to discover only two sculptures remaining, the Glenkiln Cross and Reclining Figure, which is a substitute. Might it be good to put models in place for missing originals? Landscape still...More

Thank Explore3947
Reviewed 7 June 2016

we were up on holiday to the Dumfries area and found the Glenkiln sculpture walk in our guide book so organised a trip to do the walk and see the wonderful sculptures. The directions took us easily to the carpark and we set off in...More

Thank notquiteretired22
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place for a bit of gentle exercise. Hard roads, no traffic, fresh air, brilliant views, birds, animals, streams and flowers and is is all FREE. Take a picnic, the statues may have gone, all but two, but the countryside is the best. A good...More

3  Thank warboys
Reviewed 12 April 2016

How I miss the king and queen. They used to sit regally over the landscape. We visited often, but this time, they were gone. Ephemeral. Now just a memory. There is no reason to visit now.

1  Thank Farrierreview
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

A real shame that the very object(s) of our visit were missing, and the area is poorer for that. Strangely for us, we just trusted the hotels guide book and not the Internet for research. To our great dismay we found our visit wasted, because...More

1  Thank Lakesman95
Reviewed 15 April 2015

only 2 replica statues, shame my OS may still shows them, wife very disappointed, especially when she went online to find 2 had been stollen so the others were removed.

2  Thank MattyandStan
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Only 2 statues remaining - the Glenkiln cross, which is on top of a hill and would be difficult to steal, and Henry Moore's Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 1 which is fibreglass (possibly a recent replacement). Perhaps the rest could/will be replaced by fibreglass...More

Thank Ros052
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