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Address: Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe, England

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We visited the statue whilst in Ilfracombe. I do think the statue is an amazing sculpture, I can't help but think it's location a little bit random. However I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pete d
Leyland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant sculpture by Damien Hirst. A must see 😊 situated in the pretty harbour town of Ilfracombe

Thank Helen D
Worcestershire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An impressive piece of artwork overlooking the sea. Definitely worth a look, with an ice cream, on a sunny day.

Thank Reviewer58
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awful statue, Verity., what does it have to do with Ilfracombe? I mean, Morecombe has got Morecombe and Wise! Why this? It's utterly ghastly, and also shocking! Ugly and unnecessary. Where are the brains of the Ilfracombe Council!!!! Why on earth have a woman half flayed with her baby visible. Very odd???

Thank bestbuyvintage
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very striking statue .Almost unexpected .Damien Hirst designed​ statue. Don't know what the locals think of it but it is an attraction

Thank chris1953jr
Henley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice view from the back.Not so good from the front,but quite spectacular and unusual.I think it cost a lot of money. The pier would still have looked good without it.

Thank G0ldenbr0wn
Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ermmmm it's a nice statue, quite tall, good views near by. Talk to the fishermen, always a laugh. Take a picture, well yeah. Nice bum.

Thank Dan H
Hawick, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Why have a naked pregnant woman in two halves at the Harbour looking out to sea. There is nothing pretty or nice about the sculpture at all. I am sure something Nautical could have been made to suit the place better. Half of the sculpture is showing the inside of the womans body & organs & the other half normal.... More 

Thank 264MaryD
Leyland, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the statue whilst in Ilfracombe. I do think the statue is an amazing sculpture, I can't help but think it's location a little bit random. However I would recommend visiting the statue

Thank pete d
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

you cannot take it all in until you see the statue first hand. my wife and I were blown away by its size and detail. the story behind it is explained by the story board beside it. as a feature at a seaside venue its odd, but a piece of art of this quality would look good anywhere, its also... More 

Thank rickansermoz
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ideal sculpture to photograph and great when the sun sets. Information board available to explain things. Fee for parking in the harbour area. Long stay is across the other harbour side if stopping for the day

Thank New-Wingcommander

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