Jupiter Artland

[Charles Jencks' "Cells of Life" exhibit]

When it comes to modern art, there are sculptures, galleries... and then there's Jupiter Artland. Huge geometric landscapes, weeping stone girls, British rivers in bottles, boulders wedged amongst tree trunks... these are only a few of the ever-changing displays and exhibitions we were treated to on our 2013 visit. Art-themed destinations don't get any more unique than this huge sculpture park around Bonnington House on the border between West Lothian and what's technically the city of Edinburgh. Charles Jencks' arresting "Cells of Life" landforms are the most immediately eye catching part of the large site, but wandering around all the different artworks - both large and small - will fill up at least a few hours, even helped by the map provided on arrival. And it's worth lingering, because you won't find anything else quite like it in Scotland.

[Anya Gallacio's "The Light Pours Out Of Me"]

Name: Jupiter Artland ★★★☆
Location (entrance): B7015 a mile east of East Calder, G.R.: NT 112684 / cake drivers headlines
Open (2017): Daily, July & August; Thursday to Sunday, early May to early October
Cost (2017): £8.50 (adults), £4.50 (children)

["Rivers" by Tania Kovats includes bottles of water from 100 UK rivers, stored in a boathouse (right)]


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