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Sculpture by the Lakes

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Exceptional Visit

The synthesis between the sculpture and setting is quite exceptional. The layout of the park has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul T
Beautiful and relaxing

This is a beautiful place. It is quiet, relaxing and interesting. The sculptures are amazing. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Beautiful 26 acre Sculpture Park & Gardens, with Gallery cafe. Due to deep water NO CHILDREN UNDER 14 years of age and NO DOGS are allowed. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, hut bookings are from 10am to 4.45pm. Entry is £10 per person. The...more
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| Pallington Lakes, Dorchester DT2 8QU, England
+44 7720 637808
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Had a wonderful day here .the sculptures are really amazing. A very peaceful place made to relax body and soul ! We took in a picnic but I believe the is cafe on site .highly recommended.

5  Thank Maurice M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We were very much looking forward to visiting here with our daughter, however there are no children allowed which is such a shame, this place seems like it could inspire imagination and even spark a love of sculpture or art in children but instead it...More

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SDG58, Owner at Sculpture by the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. Many people who have visited the lakes and left feedback mention the peace and tranquillity experienced whilst visiting, something that would have be disturbed by having children under 14 here. We believe it is important for adults to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The synthesis between the sculpture and setting is quite exceptional. The layout of the park has been carefully conceived so that the visitor is time and time again surprised by wonderful works of art framed by trees, plants and water in the most ingenious way....More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place. It is quiet, relaxing and interesting. The sculptures are amazing. Some you can touch while others are on the water. It is so peaceful. The restaurant serves the freshest food, beautifully presented. The toilets are state of the art.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out walking around the lake looking at the sculptures ( which are for sale) sitting down at picnic Areas taking in the piece and quiet had a meal an coffee in the restaurant perfect

Thank Derek G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here twice. It certainly warrants a return visit. We found it very peaceful at all times of the year. Two pleasant places to eat with very nice food.

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sculpture and nature combine on the gentle walk around the lakes and beside the river. It’s a wonderful experience. Note to prevent disappointment. No children (under 14) and no dogs. It’s just beautiful, we really enjoyed taking it slowly and soaking it all up.

1  Thank paulaann
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find!! I cannot recommend this place highly enough! The sculptures are all absolutely amazing and have been carefully placed around the grounds and in the lake. It is very peaceful and you never know what you are going to see around the next...More

1  Thank Jill N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this beautiful place as part of a group that were being helped by Weldmar to put there lives back together after the death of a loveone this place may or may not suit you, But if you have an interest in the arts,...More

1  Thank Colin F
SDG58, Manager at Sculpture by the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Colin Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that Sculpture by the Lakes was helpful in some small way at such a difficult time. We very much hope you will be able to revisit us again soon. Kind regards The SBTL team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing, magical garden. Only wish I had several thousand spare pounds to buy some of the sculptures.

1  Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rarely I have I been anywhere that displays such thoughtfulness, such style and such quality. The park is peacefully quite, the sculptures are engaging and a bonus for some are the occasional glimpses of the best grayling river in England. I'm quite sure the food...More

Thank Aubrey H
SDG58, Manager at Sculpture by the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Sculpture by the Lakes. Hopefully you can return again and enjoy the Gallery Cafe too.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mum (80) and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable and rejuvenating day here today. For £10 each we were able to view over 30 superb sculptures in one of the most beautiful gardens I have visited - all tended with love and care. The staff at...More

Thank Claire c
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16 January 2018|
Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Dear Clare, I am afraid we do not allow dogs to visit Sculpture by the Lakes as the owners have a number of their own dogs, including three rescues who would be upset by visiting dogs.
22 April 2017|
Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Dear Sharngriff. Admission to the park is £10 a head but it is possible to visit our Gallery Cafe free of charge. We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm. And just a polite reminder of our strict no children under... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from SDG58 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the amount of walking. The Sculptures are sited around the 26 acres of lakes and garden and whilst some can be easily seen from the Cafe seating area, others are placed further around... More