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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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All reviews working quarry fantastic views coldstones cut car park steep walk lime kiln surrounding countryside information boards toft gate no idea worth the effort modern sculpture tour de france worth the climb up hill stone structure viewing platform
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High, very high above the small town of Pateley Bridge is a view over the world. A good clear day allows you to see 30/40 miles and beyond. With markers around the perimeter wall you are guided to what is beyond the horizon. Hong Kong...More

Thank TheMolesofSkelton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. On a clear day you can see for miles and are rewarded wth breathtaking views in all directions. I thought it was going to be good but did not appreciate how outstanding it was going to be.

Thank JohnH3759
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 9 September 2018

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 5 September 2018

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 24 August 2018

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 23 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

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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