Tout Quarry Sculpture Park

Tradecroft Industrial Estate, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2LN

01305 826736

A sculpture park and nature reserve in an old abandoned quarry - a great free place to visit

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23.5 miles from Highlands End
25.5 miles from Golden Cap
20.3 miles from Graston Copse
15.5 miles from Sandyholme

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Tout Quarry is a sculpture park and nature reserve in an abandoned 13 hectare quarry on the Isle of Portland. There are wide gravel tracks leading into the main quarry area and an interpretation board with the location of the 70 plus sculptures. The quarry was worked commercially from 1780 until 1982 and is one of 8 on the Isle of Portland.

The limestone quarried from Portland, known as Portland Stone, has been used on important buildings around the world. These include Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and the UN Headquarters in New York. The remains of the quarry’s limestone has been used to create sculptures. Situated on the clifftop at 100 metres above sea level, there are great views towards Weymouth and Chesil Beach, as well as along the cliff face of Portland towards Portland Bill and the lighthouse.

Spring and summer is the best time to visit, when you will see plenty of wildlife, including common blue, rarer silver-studded blue and grayling butterflies and wildflowers. There is a small car park at Tout Quarry, which can be found at the end of the industrial estate. It is free to wander round and dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. There is direct access onto the South West Coast Path which runs past this clifftop site and please be aware there are sheer rock faces and steep slopes.

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What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse