Free and Cheap Things to do in Devon – Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

We recently had the pleasure of visiting North Devon for a wedding and decided to make a weekend of it.  As a child, I spent many family holidays in Woolacombe and visited there several times in adult life too so we were keen to return. We chose to stay in Barnstable as it was in between both the beach and the wedding venue.

It was quite by chance that we came across Broomhill Sculpture Gardens whilst driving to our hotel on the first day. We returned the next morning and spent a good 90 minutes walking through the woodland trails admiring a vast array of sculptures. You could easily spend longer.


Lots of good photo opportunities

There is an art hotel in the grounds with a newly refurbished restaurant which is open to non-residents. We didn’t eat there but it smelt delicious. The indoor art gallery is now situated in the restaurant and you can go and look even if you are not dining. I would recommend going early to appreciate the paintings and sculptures before people start eating.

Controversial, offensive or just art!

I believe there are 300 sculptures on show. There’s something there to suit all tastes.


Remind you of anyone?

A babbling stream weaves its’ way through the lower gardens making it the perfect place for meditation or just a bit of time out.

Beautiful setting
A perfect place to relax

At only a fiver for adults, it was a very cheap couple of hours entertainment and I’d totally recommend it if you like art or want to go somewhere different for a good workout – It is set in the hills with some steep inclines to access some areas!

Made from plastic drinks bottles, love it!


If you are looking for hotels in this area, feel free to use our personal referral code for where you and I may both get a £15 credit after your stay.


If using other booking agents you can also sign up to Topcashback or Quidco to earn cashback on your stays. You may get an introductory gift depending on current offers, and I may get a referral credit if you reach a certain spend.


* current offer at 13.11.18

You may also like my other posts:

An Afternoon in Poole
Free and Cheap Things to Do in North Devon
Free and Cheap Things to Do in Mudeford Dorset 

Or find more places to visit in my Days Out & Travel UK section.

You can read more about Broomhill Sculpture Gardens over on The Places We Will Go and view more photos of the gardens and surrounding areas on my Facebook page.

stormy pink sky sun setting over the ocean


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