Crawick Multiverse Trust
Crawick Multiverse Trust
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Crawick Multiverse is a spectacular, 55 acre artland located in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway. From the imagination of world-renowned architect and designer Charles Jencks, the Multiverse was created on the site of a former open cast coal mine. The incredible landforms represent stars, galaxies, comets and more. A great day out for the whole family! We are dog friendly. Explore the site at your own pace and in your own way.
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osmachar
Glasgow, UK181 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My partner stumbled across a leaflet for this place recently and we decided to drive there on a sunny November weekend - it's about an hour from Glasgow. It's a lovely drive and we found it well signposted.
We didn't really know what to expect but we're pleasantly surprised. In essence, it's an art installation with a cosmic theme, made out of materials from the area that has a coal mining past.
You can walk around for a few hours, discover, enjoy the views, and take plenty of photos. There are geavel paths , but some also muddy, so wear proper shoes. Also some paths are very steep.
The site has plenty of parking, toilets, a kiosk, and a Picknick area.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 12 November 2023
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Happy-traveller365
Edinburgh, UK126 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
An unexpected find! The boys (age 8, 11 and 12) loved running around and climbing on stuff. It’s a beautiful setting with amazing views and we spent a good couple of hours here.
Written 14 October 2023
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mozsue
Hope Valley, UK12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Only visited after seeing the sign off the main road. If you like a walk with something interesting to look at, this is for you. Would like to see more old industrial sites transformed like this and the Northumberlandia site at Cramlington.
Written 24 September 2023
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Ashley F
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
I liked the Milky Way and the Multiverse. The comet collisions were a bit disappointing as I thought all the sculptures were natural but I could see polystyrene underneath the rock.
Written 28 August 2023
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Thanks for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. The landforms are 100% natural sculpted using the rock and earth from the former coal mine. We're not sure where you saw polystyrene but this is definitely not part of the construction.
Written 13 September 2023
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Susan H
Ayrshire, UK24 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed having a walk round all the different stones and structures that have been created. Good parking, toilets and wee shop for snacks. Good value for money we felt. Great place for a dog walk but be aware dogs must be kept on the lead. I did n't realise that until we got there. I'll pack our extending leads next time giving our dogs a much less restrictive walk.
Written 26 August 2023
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TheRabble
Milton Keynes, UK194 contributions
Jul 2023 • Business
A fabulous open space to roam with inspiring views from the tops of varied landforms, as our border collie pictured watches Andromeda and the milky way opposite.
On site toilet facilities and small shop when open. Wear suitable footwear for walking up hills. Some limited woodland walking to protect from the weather with strategically placed dog bins.
Great day out for all, including picnic areas. Plenty of car parking on site. Some loose gravel so perhaps not so pushchair/wheelchair friendly, although that didn’t prevent others travelling via this mode.
Fortunate to visit in June to welcome the summer solstice with activities in collaboration with the Open University in Scotland. Worthwhile stopping and highly recommend visiting.
Written 25 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to attend some of our Solstice events.
Written 25 August 2023
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gary1971260
Inverurie, UK13 contributions
Aug 2023
Well done place , decent enough walk, good views nothing much else, one concern I have is the state of the standing stones yes there well places but it’s rotten rock and a vast amount have splits ,come time they will split and are very dangerous, some already have split
Written 13 August 2023
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Many thanks for your review. We can reassure you that we have a register of all our stones on site and have a review and maintenance programme for these.
Written 25 August 2023
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Julie O
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
A very imaginative concept, and could have been stunning, but for the perpetual grass mowing and strimming that was going on. I asked the lad in the ticket booth about it, and he told me the grass mowing takes one whole week in every fortnight, so basically there is only a 50% chance you would have a peaceful visit in the summer months. It seems a bit of a design flaw. If the vegetation was designed to encourage wild flowers to grow surely it would be better for the environment and not require constant noisy petrol driven mowers and strimmers? We were interested in how the coal mine was reclaimed - some before and after photos or a display explaining the process would have been interesting. The cosmology I am sure is very clever, but was a bit beyond us. I would have loved to enjoy the views in a more peaceful atmosphere, and my husband would have liked to read more about the process.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found the the grass cutting spoilt your visit. We do need to carry out regular mowing and other tasks to maintain the look of the site. Some of the landforms such as Andromeda and The Milky Way particularly require regular mowing to maintain their defined spirals, whereas other areas are left to be much more 'wild'. Maintenance is very weather dependent and sometimes can be quite challenging on such a large site (55 acres). However this is not as often as 50% of the time and we usually find that any noise disruption is limited to a particular area while the rest of the site should be much more peaceful. Many thanks also for your feedback about your interest in the process.
Written 25 August 2023
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Francis M
Isle of Skye, UK97 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Maybe my sangfroid to the site was compounded by a long journey and a hot afternoon but I didn't get conceptual lift off here. The seeming contractual obligation mowing that was going on as I walked around didn't help either, already parched grass shaved into a brown desert and the removal of any chance of biodiversity looked to be in direct contradiction to the sculptor's aims for these landforms.
Written 29 June 2023
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Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you found your visit to Crawick Multiverse interesting. The site is designed to represent four ecologies, grassland, mountains, a water gorge and a desert. Some of the landforms such Andromeda and The Milky Way do require regular mowing to maintain their defined spirals where as other areas of the site are left to become more 'wild'. The south west of Scotland experienced a particularly hot, dry June this year with some areas of the site unfortunately becoming slightly parched by the time the rain came. We are fortunate to have a huge variety of birds, insects and plants at Crawick Multiverse from the oyster catchers which nest on the sedum roof of The Coalface to the dragonflies and butterflies which flutter around the site and our maintenance programme encompasses sustaining and improving natural habitats.
Written 25 August 2023
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LetsgoGeorgia
Georgia137 contributions
May 2023
This beautiful and very educational reclamation of what had been a mine was well worth a visit. A history of the earth via a pleasant hike through the different structures.
Written 25 June 2023
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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review.
Written 25 August 2023
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