Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, Portland

After seemingly endless grey days, the sun decided to pay a much overdue visit yesterday. Determined to make the most of it we headed out for an adventure at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park on Portland. Formerly a working stone quarry, it has been turned into a stone sculpture park.

 

tout quarry sculpture park

 

The 260-year-old quarry workings were last worked in 1982. Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust began the sculpture park in 1983 – a year later – with artists residencies, where well known and emerging artists created both temporary and permanent work in response to the labyrinths and gullies of quarry workings within the 40 acre site.

It is an amazing place to visit – the sculptures are both interesting and beautiful, it is a great place for kids to use their imagination based on the creations around them, you can spot a variety of flora and fauna and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the incredible views over Chesil Beach and out to sea.

Here are just a few of my hundreds of snaps:-

 

octopus sculpture portland stone

 

sculpture at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

 

mermaid tout quarry sculpture park

 

head tout quarry sculpture park

 

Syd tout quarry sculpture park

 

walrus tout quarry sculpture park

 

ship wreck tout quarry sculpture parkl

 

bull tout quarry sculpture park

 

max on rock tout quarry sculpture park

 

the view from tout quarry sculpture park

 

Such a great place for a visit with the family, and even better it is completely free – find more info here . Plus you can follow it up with a trip down the hill to the famous Chesil Beach – more on that tomorrow,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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12 Comments

  1. December 30, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    I must’ve missed some of these! Will definitely be going back round to look for that octopus. I love that first photo too – stunning x

  2. December 30, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Ive never heard of this place until reading your post and it looks like an amazing place to visit x

  3. Tori Gabriel
    December 30, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    This place looks so interesting and your photos really do it justice. Have you enhanced them at all? The sky is so blue!

    • December 30, 2015 / 11:09 pm

      A couple have been tweaked as the sun was so bright and low, but several haven’t had the colour adjusted at all – it was one of those perfect winter days with bright blue skies!
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  4. December 30, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Gosh the weather looks fab for December. This place looks like a great day out. Love the pictures x

  5. December 30, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    It looks like a fantastic place to visit, your photos are amazing too!

  6. December 31, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Wow what a fab place to visit! Pickle would love it – my older children too. Love your photos. Kaz x

  7. December 31, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Oh wow what a fab place to visit, the sky looks gorgeous and bright!! I love the last picture!
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