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“Bizarre and brilliant”
Review of Neptune Fountain

Neptune Fountain
Loughton, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Bizarre and brilliant”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

With shady seats where the wind will blow spray at you. Don't miss it when in Cheltenham. Be a good idea for the council to give it some special attention for litter picking, though!

Visited July 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Amazing example of days gone-by”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

On a very hot summers day it was nice to see the fountain .The plaque gives information on its history .Personally I think its a bit over the top but that's the Victorians for you .

Visited July 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great sculpture”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

There's this history of Cheltenham and why this sculpture was build in the first place. It's also an interesting story of how it became a spa town when the Victorians came to visit the town. Anyway, that's one of the highlights in the town. It's during Easter break when I visited this place, the weather is bad and the fountain is not working. Maybe that's just the wrong time to visit but the sculpture is a great piece of art, loved it!

Visited April 2014
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USA
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“Great piece of architecture”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Its a fountain, but its a nice fountain and in the summer evenings when its all lit up and the waters flowing, it looks great. Its on the Prom in a great part of town. Nice photo op

Visited April 2014
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Cheltenham
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“Potentially a Promenade Highlight”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The fountain, when functioning and in good condition, including its surroundings, is a major asset to central Cheltenham and the Promenade. However, although the council work sporadically on it, it is switched off most of the time, presumably to save money, which leaves the bare concrete basin in front of the sculpture looking rather forlorn - you wouldn't see any of Rome's fountains (Trevi etc) switched off on a bright Saturday morning with tourists aplenty passing by! For several years a highlight for passers-by was a duck, who brought her ducklings through the streets of Cheltenham to live under the shrubs surrounding the fountain basin, until they were grown and could fly away, and were secure in the enclosure with shelter and water. Unfortunately the council in its wisdom and presumably for the sake of good housekeeping totally denuded the area, thus removing all cover. No ducks any more. When the fountain and basin are clean and functioning and the sun shines on it, there is no more pleasing sight, but if not.......

Visited April 2014
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