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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

(4.3/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My first trip here in 10 years or more. Loved it. A fabulous 3 maybe 4 mile walk with 2 cafe stops for tea and cake with one cuppa taken on the balcony. Loved the art. I found it both interesting and ...  more »
  • The park is a vast area peppered with pieces large and small, modern and more traditional. Take boots if it has been raining. If you check web images before you go you may be disappointed to find that...  more »
  • Definitely recommended. Vast area for walking with dogs and viewing really unusual sculpture in beautiful countryside. Never seen anything like this except at Brodsworth Hall but this is far bigger. R...  more »
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  • Brilliant place. Really lovely place to meet Dave's sister Lynda and Lynda's partner John. I couldn't wait until they finished their new buildings and some new works done. Couldn't wait to be back again with my kids. A lot to see and enjoy.
  • Brilliant place. Awesome setting, loads of hidden trails with sculptures popping out here, there and everywhere. LOVED the iron tree. Kids loved it too. Its free entry and whilst some people moan about the car parking (£8), it's still an incredibly cheap day out to see something world class (4 of us so £2 each for the entire day which is cheaper than going to a Costa or Nero! !!!).
  • Great for a long time no walk from shorter walk if you have children. We've done the whole walk round and was lovley things to see the whole way round. Some amazing sculptures. We spent around 3 hours here and took a picnic with us. The cafe are very overpriced even for just a coffee. But it is free entry so guessing where they make the money. Would highly recommend visiting in autumn for the different colours and nature out and about :)
  • After you pay £8 for a days parking, it's free. I'm not a modern at fan, but enjoyed it all, a mix of art and exercise. The buildings were cleverly designed and worth a look just for themselves. We walked about 7 miles all round it seeing loads of art here and there. The cafe has great views and sensible enough food for this type of establishment. I wasn't looking forward to this but found I enjoyed it.
  • We had a great time today the only thing I would mention is the map you can pick up at the start is sufficient maybe the ones in the park could show where all the sculptures are even just with a simple dot or something because we spent 4 hrs walking around didn't see everything (which we look forward to coming back to see) but we missed some things just purely because they weren't on map so we didn't know they were there. Some of the sculptures would also benefit from a little more info. These are very small observations for a great place to visit we came with our 3 and 5 year old and they loved it .