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Jupiter favours cyclists

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    "So, if you are coming by car (no need to book for café visits), please reserve your car parking space in advance by following the 4 simple steps below, which will enable you to print off a windscreen sticker that authorises your reservation. If you're coming by any other means, e.g. taxi, public transport, shank's pony, bicycle or rickshaw, just turn up when you turn up."

    Along the Union Canal (from Tollcross) past Ratho.

    Re-opens May.

    http://www.jupiterartland.org/bookings

    Posted 13 years ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    Visited for the first time on Saturday.

    Went along the canal to Ratho then this way on road, with a different way back to canal a bit further west.

    Photos here were taken without paying to visit 'sculpture park' - quite legitimately. Just visited Café - not 'cheap' but good value for the food and experience.

    Will visit rest of sculptures next time.

    Duncan Macmillan review in Scotsman.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. recombodna
    Member

    I went when it first opened. Took the kids and entered through the exit. We walked all over the 'art park' and I didn't realize you had to pay until we snuck out the Entrance.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. spytfyre
    Member

    "Went along the canal to Ratho then this way on road,"
    @chdot - that's quite a detour you took through the field... was there a wasp in your helmet? I always do that

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "that's quite a detour you took through the field"

    Yeah that's the wonders of GPS.

    It's quite easy to fix in Everytrail, but I thought it looked quite entertaining...

    Unless you mean the bit near the end at Jupiter, which just shows that Google is out of date!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. cb
    Member

    Great place Jupiter Artland. Do they still do the chocolate beetroot cake?
    It was drizzling when we went and we had the entire place to ourselves (that was last year).

    I enjoyed: the perfect presentation of everything there; the complete lack of signs telling you to go this way, keep off that, etc.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    "the complete lack of signs telling you to go this way, keep off that"

    It was a while before I discovered the toilets!

    There are some signs - maybe H&Sed since last year.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    "
    Edinburgh Spotlight (@EdinSpotlight)
    15/09/2012 09:30
    Today and tomorrow is the last time you can visit the wonderful @jupiterartland until 2013 > http://ow.ly/dBAgf #daytrip

    "

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    A couple of new sculptures this season plus they have moved the ticket place next to the carpark which is also where the bikes go as previously the racks were further into the park. This makes it harder just to go to the cafe or sneak in. It is not cheap but they do a family season ticket which is reasonable and they send you invites to openings. You can cycle in and out the road 'bodna described as exit but they do not want you driving that way as it looks like they are keeping peace with their neighbours.

    The cafe advertises with a board outside on the street so my view is that it is reasonable just to go in and ask to use the cafe only. It is a gret cafe and a great sculpture park

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. hippetyhop
    Member

    I think the signs are due to grim experience - the map they provide pleads with people not to walk down the sides of the Jencks earthworks, but of course they DO - and last time I was there there'd been a big slip on one of them that will be really hard to fix. Another time, a family had taken over Ian Hamilton Finlay's Temple of Apollo for their picnic.

    If you do go, check out Goldsworthy's Coppice Room - it's brilliant.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. kaputnik
    Moderator

    Went yesterday.

    The route out was canal, coming off (up steps) at Clifton Hall Road, then approaching Jupiter from the west on the B7015 (which is not a particularly quiet or slow B-road, we took the pavement which is quite ridable, surfaced in fine gravel).

    There's 5 cycle racks which are an unusual design with hoops hanging down from a supporting frame, not brilliant but they work.

    There's no mention of cycling in either their leaflet or on the website.

    On the way home went east out the entrance, along the pavement on A71, crossing before Linburn to head up the back road towards Kirkliston, under the railway and then the Long Dalmahoy Road, through Heriot Watt etc.

    Back to Jupiter, annoyingly, the east gate into the estate is a big, automatic thing that you need a code for, so you can't access it from this side, which would allow you to cut off any requirement for being on the A roads or circuitous detours to approach from the west if you were coming from canal / Edinburgh. A small side gate for foot/cyclists would be very welcome.

    The art itself is excellent, thoroughly enjoyable place. Good café too, although rather pricey (£18 for 2 coffees and 2 sandwiches, then £17 for 2 adults). It ain't a cheap day out. I suppose you could bring your own lunch but picnics are not welcome.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Jupiter Artland (@jupiterartland)
    17/05/2015 14:55
    Jupiter Artland is now open to the public! Thursday - Sunday 10-5! #jupiterartland #weareopen

    http://pic.twitter.com/VQKVvDz2cC

    "

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. chdot
    Admin

  14. dougal
    Member

    Eh, maybe I should revisit since the canal path has been improved.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    think maybe next weekend? the link is blocked to me at the moment.

    last year we just cycled through which lets you see the great Jencks earth mounds and indeed the diamond pit which is fab.

    They opened the gate to let us out which meant twe could get through to the ratho back road which was nice.

    A year membership works out good value if you like te place, cycling out etc, The shop hada sale and I bought a nice vase for my beloved at a good price. The cafe is still in the silver bullet but maybe different folk running it, it remains very good.

    I will be visiting again.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. Klaxon
    Member

    Strange that I'd never heard or seen of the place before. I used to visit the farm shop next door a lot for bulk bird seed as well!

    I'm looking at the route between the canal and Jupiter and cringing however, particularly if they don't have pedestrian access on the back link from Cliftonhall Rd past the cottages. It wouldn't be much of an ask to leave the gate askew during business hours to make the canal link much, much more friendly!

    Gembo; watch out! They're not open for their 2016 season until the 14th

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

  18. chdot
    Admin

    "

    The Victoria & Albert Museum has pledged to support smaller museums across the country after being named the Museum of the Year 2016.

    "

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36725180

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Jupiter Artland (@jupiterartland)
    05/07/2017, 3:25 pm
    Make a splash! All kids go free only this Thursday - Sunday! #JupiterArtland

    http://pic.twitter.com/UHC06ZqHCm

    "

    Posted 5 years ago #
  20. chdot
    Admin

  21. chdot
    Admin

    She is thinker-in-residence with the new Jupiter Artland project in West Lothian, which culminates in a cultural festival at the end of next month, is hosting an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and has just filmed with novelist Denise Mina for a new Sky Arts series about public art installations. And she’s been thrilled to connect her Scottish roots with her passion for culture.

    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/gemma-cairney-bbc-radio-6-music/

    Posted 1 year ago #

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