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“An amusing afternoon if can afford it!”

Cass Sculpture Foundation
Ranked #11 of 63 things to do in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Where else in the world can you see over 70 specially commissioned monumental sculptures in an idyllic landscape, and all for sale?
Devon
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An amusing afternoon if can afford it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2009

You really have to visit this place with your tongue firmly in your cheek!! A fantastic treasure trail through woodland looking at some very amusing sculpture. We had a great afternoon ... using the map they give you to play a guessing game of the price as we went around (What would they do if they took away public funding/corporate receptions.

It is looking a little tired in places.....the 'outdoor room' sculpture of perspex and wood more expensive than a house and poorer quality than any high street garden shed!!!!

We had a fantastic afternoon tea of scones in the tea rooms a really nice feeling there (fantastic staff who looked like they were volunteers, they were that cheerful!), home baked produce at a very reasonable price. The tea room itself is a 1960's school gym in the middle of woodland , bizarre but oddly nice! We had great fun watching an uptight art graduate showing off her exhibit which was placed in the tea rooms being climbed all over by a toddler, it was hexagonal building blocks....what did she expect.........she was not impressed and told the mother so......

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England
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“Treasure Hunt through the woods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

Put some time aside to explore the CASS Foundation. Set in the beautiful surroundings on the South Downs near Goodwood Racecourse, this is a meandering trail of sculptures to admire, laugh and make you smile. Its certainly pricey - and my only complaint with this magical place. With the year on year changing pieces and the using the benefit of changing natural folliage, this is a place I love to go back to every year. Sometimes, to admire the beauty of the bluebell woods, sometimes to sit in the sun and watch the shadows from the gigantic sculptures, sometimes to brush up on my photography skills. Its a slow pace of life at CASS. Be reflective for those pieces that demand attention, and be lighthearted with those that are just there to make you smile. Take families, take parents, take friends...or just enjoy the peace it offers.
Bad points - over priced, Difficult for disabled (my mother struggles with her walking stick)
Best Bits - Take as little or as long as want with each piece, enjoy the views, and smile at some of the absurd.

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Kent
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2008

This is a beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. Its not cheap £10 per adult but its unique. You wander around the woods coming across amazing sculptures with views of the countryside.

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