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Interesting Hurst piece

Interesting piece by Damian Hurst which demonstrates an empowered woman and stands towering above... read more

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Rachel L
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Bath, United Kingdom
Dorchester ilfracombe

AS ABOVE.....Excellant and highly recommended from the lady in charge whose name was Julienne and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BRIANJ2953
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting piece by Damian Hurst which demonstrates an empowered woman and stands towering above the harbour...although many of us women agreed that if that baby really was at nine months gestation, the head would be engaged. Designed by a man..!

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The statue of Verity is imposing and dramatic but difficult to capture in a photo...I suspect it is love her or loathe her but I really liked it.

Thank CautiousCruiser
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to Ilfracombe for a boat trip and as Verity is on the Quay we couldn't really miss her! As in the title she is an interesting landmark for a fairly small town, I guess she is North Devons answer to the New York...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I guess you either love it or hate it and it is somehow at odds with it's surroundings, but I think it's fabulous and I hope it is helping to encourage visitors and support businesses in the town.

Thank AliandSi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

AS ABOVE.....Excellant and highly recommended from the lady in charge whose name was Julienne and she was very helpful and professional......Rooms very clean and well stocked bar fridge......breakfast was very good with lots of choices...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate the word awesome as it is so overused, however Verity is awesome. Even if you are not a fan of Damien Hirst’s work (I am) you will at least be struck by the size, scale and position of Verity and her unborn. A...More

Thank LadyLuck999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Verity is a 20m statue designed and created by the well known artist Damian Hirst. It is very different from what you would expect to see being on the harbour wall but I found it quite fascinating! I think that you have to keep an...More

Thank Virgo2608
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you approach the harbour you cannot miss this statue. A Damian Hirst special that has been loaned to the town. It is certainly a conversation piece, although didn't find many locals that impressed. Sat listening to adults trying to explain it to children Which...More

Thank markhO7053QO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a waste of money and a completely gross statue. 'Created' by Damian Hurst. Some of these artists continually produce such bizarre pieces which leave the rest of us scratching our heads. They're clearly way too clever for me.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the normal seaside attraction but it gets people talking. The locals are split 50/50 It's just Damian Hurst being himself.

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Jeanhornby
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
A seagull? Better a giant pastry
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Response from steph501962 | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't agree more. We have named her Vile Verity! Emperors new clothes springs to mind!!
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