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“working quarry”(43 reviews)
“fantastic views”(21 reviews)
“coldstones cut”(29 reviews)
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Pateley Bridge, England
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All reviews working quarry fantastic views coldstones cut car park steep walk lime kiln surrounding countryside toft gate information boards modern sculpture worth the climb up hill stone structure viewing platform public art above sea level yellow bike
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit when in the area. You take a short walk up a hill to arrive at a built viewpoint overlooking a working mine. Very interesting for all ages.

Thank Kirstie R
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Short walk takes you to an interesting sculpture with great views of the countryside and quarry. Free parking and entry ur no facilities. Worth a visit if your passing through. Toft Gate cafe 5 minutes away which is great.

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Super views, well worth a visit. Eight year old found the quarry interesting and older teenager enjoyed the public art and the stunning views. It is a shame you can’t get a vehicle a little closer to aid those with mobility problems, even if this...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Following 'tourist info' we decided to explore and were not disappointed. The walk up was made more enjoyable by choosing a beautiful sunny day and the views glorious. Really good information about the quarry etc. Would recommend.

Thank mossallison
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

High, very high above the small town of Pateley Bridge is a view over the world. A good clear day allows you to see 30/40 miles and beyond. With markers around the perimeter wall you are guided to what is beyond the horizon. Hong Kong...More

Thank TheMolesofSkelton
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. On a clear day you can see for miles and are rewarded wth breathtaking views in all directions. I thought it was going to be good but did not appreciate how outstanding it was going to be.

Thank JohnH3759
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I was looking for somewhere to stop and make a phone call and found the biggest artwork in Yorkshire. Although it has been there for 10 years I did not find it in local tourist guides there is little publicity on the web. To get...More

Thank YorkshireExile8
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Very easy to sail past the car park and a bit larger signage would be appreciated. A not-too-taxing 500 yard climb up a good gravel path and you are into the 'installation.' I'm not an arty person, so I've no idea of the message behind...More

Thank Petergoulding
Reviewed 5 September 2018

A visit to Coldstones is well worth it. The views of the surrounding Dales is pretty amazing. The day we visited was very clear and we could see landmarks over 50km away. The working quarry next to this feature is pretty spectacular to see. Well...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The car park is free - but it's easy to zoom right by it. The sculpture is 600m away at the top of the hill up a stony path. It's worth seeing though as you have great views up there and its interesting to read...More

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Sharon M
14 October 2017|
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Response from TuPzTravelz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed, but I would keep them on a lead, otherwise they could disappear over into the quarry! There are also sheep around in the fields on the way up there.
8 April 2015|
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Response from Trish N | Reviewed this property |
It is free! Well worth a trip - parking is also free