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“Very atmospheric”

Antony Gormley's Another Place
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Crosby
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Time your visit to this outdoor attraction during low tide. Crosby Beach to the north of the city hosts 100 iron figures cast from the artists' own bodies then erected over a three-kilometer area. Anthony Gormley's simple yet remarkable installation is especially rewarding at sunset.
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We have wanted to see these Gormley figures for years but didn't want to make a special journey from the south. Finally, we found ourselves travelling from Morecambe to Yorkshire and we made the detour. Unfortunately we arrived at high tide, we could only see the heads and shoulders of some of the figures, and we couldn't walk amongst them. The car park is half a mile from the figures, and the day was wet and wild, so not the perfect detour.

Even so, it was very atmospheric, and we appreciated for the first time what a feat of engineering they are, to withstand the waves crashing into them twice a day, every day. Will we go back at low tide? We will if we can.

Our visit wasn't a five star visit, but how can I not give Gormley five stars?

Thank Lanoo_Harve
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

First visit today and was pleasantly surprised. These sculptures are characters in themselves. Each one different due to the tidal effects. The area was very clean and the people we met very friendly. The travelling cafe half way was wonderful and hot chocolate and coffee was first class. We will definitely return to blow away the winter blues!

Thank Dobo
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I'm so glad we detoured to Another Place. From a distance you see wind turbines, sea, sand and people dotted around but once your eyes settle down you realise the people are still.
On closer inspection I was fascinated. It's quite errie you're alone but you look around and you're not, strange feeling but wonderful all at the same time.
Toilets and hot food available from a van.

Thank sally h
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Live near here and these statues are beautiful even more so as they have aged over the years, the beach itself is always a good way to blew off the city and changes throughout the seasons the walk from Waterloo marina up to Blundellsands and beyond is worth a visit, on public transport from Liverpool taken local train to either Waterloo or Blundellsands and Crosby is around 20 mind fron city centre, then just take the 5 min walk down to beach or take 53 bus again from Liverpool although this will take longer. Or if driving there is parking along Marine terrace Waterloo or Burbo bank but it’s gets busy. Beautiful views over Liverpool Bay guaranteed

Thank weekendescapes906
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

So here’s a few top tips for visiting this attraction. Firstly check the tides as at high tide there is little to see! At low tide there are 100 sculptures of a man( I didn’t count them) embedded in the sand, all staring out to sea. All of this is stretched along the coastline for approx 2 miles.
There is a signposted pay and display car park that was very reasonable ( 1.90 for up to 4 hrs I think) toilets ( I didn’t need to spend 40p to use them) and a food van selling fish and chips, burgers etc that was really rather good and again reasonably priced. The promenade is wheelchair/ pushchair friendly and part way along there is a slope to access the beach.
All in all a nice place to walk, take in the scenery and let the sea air blow your cobwebs away

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