Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

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#1 of 85 in Parks in West Yorkshire
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. Plan to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park during your Wakefield vacation using our convenient Wakefield visit planner.
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  • I love visiting here, the exhibitions change every few months and you find something different every time you visit. Great place for a picnic and on a nice day it is good to watch the world go by.  more »
  • An absolutely brilliant day out for everyone. Don't run out of things to do during the long holidays or indeed on a lovely sunny day. Great to see the lovely sculptures Anthony Gormley, Henry Moore an...  more »
  • We dropped in on the way back from a trip to York and we're delightfully surprised. The grounds themselves are beautiful, with acres of space for children to run around. The sculptures are interesting...  more »
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  • Went on a beautiful Autumn day, and the grounds and scenery were lovely. My favourite part of the park was looking at the wonderful big old trees. Couldn't care less about the "art", I thought some pieces were a blot on the landscape. Big ugly metal structures amongst beautiful woodland and open fields. One or two pieces were interesting, but mostly they were pretentious nonsense. I absolutely hated the bags of dog poo strewn around near where the pay station was. Yuck! Think the artist was having a laugh charging us so much money for a load of sh**. The car parking is extortionate, the gift shop prices were beyond ridiculous! £15 for a wooden nail brush?! £45 for a misshapen bowl? No thanks. You can keep this modern art nonsense, I prefer nature's artwork, ie, landscapes and wildlife.
  • This has been an incredible day out and yet we haven't had time to see everything. The grounds have some amazing vistas with the countless sculptures enhancing the beautiful landscape. There is an indoor modern gallery showing more sculptures. Upstairs there is a cafe or if you just want coffee there is a kiosk for take out. Allow plenty of time for your visit as you will definitely need it.
  • Amazing, every time. This is a great family day out, the place is huge but there is something unexpected around every corner. There are mobility cars and much of the park is very accessible. Every time I go, there is something new to see, I can't wait to go again.
  • Artwork aside it's a great place to wander and explore the surrounding countryside. The fact that every turn greets you with amazing sculpture is a bonus. We're lucky to have this on our doorstep.
  • What a fabulous place. The parkland is beautiful in itself. With the addition of so many sculptures dotted about, it was like a treasure hunt. The facilities were good, friendly helpful staff and easy parking. There is a parking charge. An excellent place for a picnic. I will definitely visit again you can't possibly see it all in a day. I can't believe it is free. free

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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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