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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

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An open-air gallery situated in the grounds of Bretton Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibits the work of a variety of British and international artists. Exhibits rotate often and occasionally run indoors and even underground in the Bothy garden. The park itself sprawls across approximately 202 hectares (500 acres) of land, so you can stroll as well as explore some art. Using our online itinerary creator, Wakefield attractions like Yorkshire Sculpture Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A nice place to spend a few hours walking around the park and various sculptures. On site cafe with reasonable prices for food and drinks. Only downside is the price of parking which I felt was slight...  more »
  • Really enjoyed visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It really is a beautiful space. Loved the positioning of the pieces. The exhibits were nice. Of course it was also nice to walk among the grazing ...  more »
  • You can spend all day here. If you like art, if you like nature, do it! It may cost 8 quid for a day's parking, but you can probably park in the village, free, if you don't mind a 10 minute walk. So w...  more »
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  • Great wide open space to explore with the children. Sculptures are set in to beautiful grounds and you can get really close, even interact with several. Refreshments not over priced and plenty of car parking. Very hilly but accessible-we used a buggy no problem. Only thing to watch out for is the animal poo (there is a lot) and groups of nettles (which have not been cut down) for the little ones, so wear sensible footwear and long trousers for under 5's.
  • Art, including world class sculpture, in a wonderful landscape. Some 80 sculptures dotted around a large park. Some indoor exhibitions with very interesting, thought provoking, themes. Lovely cafe and terrace with great views. The whole place felt well run. Pay for parking £5 - £8, entrance and exhibitions free. Easy access off M1. We will return with friends and family.
  • Large spacious grounds to walk around whilst admiring fabulous sculpture. Some longer walks may not be suitable for little ones with steep hilly areas present. However perfect place for picnics and good quality food available at several small cafes dotted throughout.
  • Yorkshire sculpture park is perfect place to go if you wanted combine art and walking. The sculptures are varied and unique, the walk around the grounds gives insight into the idyllic landscape including the wildlife. The only down side was that the visitor centre and parking was expensive at £8
  • This is a fantastic place to go for a stroll and it's amazing that you don't have to pay for anything more than the cost of parking your car. It has good galleries with knowledgeable staff, nice landscaped gardens, beautiful country park to ramble in and of course, some world class sculpture. The shop is very good too and offers something a bit different to just the standard tat you might find in a National Trust gift shop.

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The area surrounding All Saints Wakefield Cathedral is scenic and central, while a modern hotel outside the center offers deals on nightly rates. Consider a self-catered rental apartment in the residential areas circling the city center.
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