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“working quarry”(43 reviews)
“fantastic views”(21 reviews)
“coldstones cut”(29 reviews)
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Pateley Bridge, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was looking for somewhere to stop and make a phone call and found the biggest artwork in Yorkshire. Although it has been there for 10 years I did not find it in local tourist guides there is little publicity on the web. To get...More

Thank YorkshireExile8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to sail past the car park and a bit larger signage would be appreciated. A not-too-taxing 500 yard climb up a good gravel path and you are into the 'installation.' I'm not an arty person, so I've no idea of the message behind...More

Thank Petergoulding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Coldstones is well worth it. The views of the surrounding Dales is pretty amazing. The day we visited was very clear and we could see landmarks over 50km away. The working quarry next to this feature is pretty spectacular to see. Well...More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The car park is free - but it's easy to zoom right by it. The sculpture is 600m away at the top of the hill up a stony path. It's worth seeing though as you have great views up there and its interesting to read...More

1  Thank HawkerFamily
Reviewed 9 August 2018

An open cast mine which can be viewed from the imaginatively built castle like viewing platform. Its quite an exposed spot and you have a 10 minute uphill walk to climb from the car park. Take a jacket on the climb as the wind came...More

Thank dcberry2016
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Spectacular 360 degree views of the Yorkshire Dales. This is a great place to pop into if you’re travelling between Pateley Bridge and Grassington. The ‘art installation’ consists of two spiral viewing towers, one of which has distances to major cities and places of interest...More

Thank TuPzTravelz
Reviewed 22 June 2018

If in the area a must see, at least to satisfy curiosity. After leaving the car park a steady incline over partially rough track brings you to a giant cycle sculpture which you must not climb. As if. The spiralling structure gives splendid views across...More

1  Thank Benny T
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Visited last week unfortunately 60+ mph winds so did not stay long spectacular views all round. The seating arrangement just above the car alcove sheltered us from the winds

Thank _rgbrooks1
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Impressive spot..... tremendous views across the dales and spectacular location at the edge of the working quarry.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Short walk uphill from car park. Interesting lime kiln remains en route. Sculpture is interesting and view from the top is far reaching on a clear day. Surprising view of the working quarry below. Very informative boards. Some of the distances and directions on the...More

Thank AEM63
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Sharon M
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Response from TuPzTravelz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed, but I would keep them on a lead, otherwise they could disappear over into the quarry! There are also sheep around in the fields on the way up there.
8 April 2015|
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Response from Trish N | Reviewed this property |
It is free! Well worth a trip - parking is also free