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This statue is extremely impressive and has become a destination in itself. It stands at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BowlsCaptain
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Bedford
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Super to see easy access plenty of seating About the statue of verity stands with sword in hand... read more

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nsewexplorer
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super to see easy access plenty of seating About the statue of verity stands with sword in hand poised in the harbour

Thank nsewexplorer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in the area for a weekend and came across the statue while out walking. It's worth taking some time to sit on the benches and have good look at the statue, and reading about it's origin on the boards provided. If nothing else...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite an interesting sculpture,created by Damon Hurst and on loan for 20 years One side is quite macabre with peeled back skin and exposed internals Local authorities statistics say that it's increased tourism so it's obviously causing an interest and it's definitely on a large...More

Thank Q4441UWrogerm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't miss this imposing statue in the harbour which I quite like from a distance. Very unsure close up especially the skull side!

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This huge statue is certainly controversial but personally I love it. The two different sides to the statue make it very interesting and after the initial shock of seeing her skin pealed back on the one side revealing her insides it is definitely thought provoking....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

😊The statue is so large it hits you with its rawness , it would have been nice to have a transcript to help you appreciate it more with the construction process and the mental interpretations intended because it wasn,t until we left the location that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was not aware this statue was here, so came on it with no pre-conceptions or expectations. First impressions from a distance are quite good - very large, sword held erect. However, close up it seems a distorted and ugly statue with a grotesque pregnant...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The modern statue is quite a beacon in this picturesque little harbour. I would think it is quite controversial and not to everyone’s taste.

Thank Sébastien D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't know that this is an asset to Ilfracombe!? Strange, without doubt. You would have to make up your own mind. Personally think the harbour itself is a big enough attraction.

Thank Penelope J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is extremely impressive and has become a destination in itself. It stands at the entrance to the harbour.

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Jeanhornby
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Response from 806JackC | Reviewed this property |
A seagull? Better a giant pastry
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BonniedaWestie
20 September 2016|
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Response from steph501962 | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't agree more. We have named her Vile Verity! Emperors new clothes springs to mind!!
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Alice D
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Response from Rob M |
Yes, planning # from wikipedia, 177 for 100 against. Amanda Palmer copied this as a human statue in New York yesterday... Amazing artist, as is DH
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