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Shirrell Heath, Southampton SO32 2JY

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3.9 out of 5 (722 reviews)

Located in Shirrell Heath, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Swanmore Golf Centre and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wickham Park Golf …

£53
Solent Hotel and Spa
Solent Hotel and Spa

Rookery Avenue, Fareham PO15 7AJ

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4.4 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Located in Whiteley, this spa hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Titchfield Abbey and within 6 mi (10 km) of Manor Farm Country …

£102
The Robin Hood Inn
The Robin Hood Inn

28 The Green, Rowlands Castle PO9 6AB

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4.4 out of 5 (65 reviews)

Situated in Rowlands Castle, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Staunton Country Park, Staunton Park, and Stansted Park. Wes …

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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

St. Helens Parade, Southsea PO4 0RN

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4.1 out of 5 (259 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Leisure Island and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

£56
Red Lion Hotel
Red Lion Hotel

East Street, Fareham PO16 0BP

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4.1 out of 5 (217 reviews)

Situated in Fareham, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ashcroft Arts Centre and Fort Fareham. Fort Nelson and Portchester …

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Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel

15 - 16 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3DT

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4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mary Rose Museum and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 0. …

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Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel
Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel

4 Malvern Road, Southsea PO5 2NA

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4.7 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf …

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The Brookfield Hotel
The Brookfield Hotel

Havant Road, Hampshire, Emsworth PO10 7LF

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4.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in Chichester Harbour, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Northney Marina and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Staunton Country …

£59
The Crown Inn
The Crown Inn

The Square, Southampton SO32 1AF

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4.6 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Located in Bishops Waltham, this luxury inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ambush Paintball, The Ageas Bowl, and Wickham Vineyard. …

£77
No Man's Fort
No Man's Fort

Canal Side, Portsmouth PO1 3FH

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Spitbank Fort and within 9 mi (15 km) of Portsmouth International Por …

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Pocket Guide: Fareham Cass Sculpture Foundation Hotels

The Cass Sculpture Foundation is a charitable body and incredible sculpture park in Goodwood. The Foundation is funded by sales of the commissioned sculptures, with all proceeds going to the artists. It was conceived in 1992 by Wilfred and Jeanette Cass after they were inspired by visiting other sculpture parks such as the Kröller- Müller in the Netherlands and Hakone in Japan. To date over 400 amazing contemporary sculptures have been commissioned and displayed in the park. At any one time, over 80 sculptures are on display in the 26-acre grounds for the public to wander amongst and purchase and it's open between March and November from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Foundation Commissions

The Foundation has previously commissioned a range of monumental sculptures from artists both emerging and well established including Anthony Caro, Rachel Whiteread and Marc Quinn. Anthony Caro's style was abstract and modernist and based on metal industrial objects that he came across. The Cass Sculpture Foundation commissioned Caro to make a huge, concrete book based on his previous work. Rachel Whiteread's piece for the Cass Sculpture Foundation mimicked her 'Untitled Monument' that was commissioned for the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar square. Marc Quinn's commission, 'The Overwhelming World of Desire' was a photographic image of an orchid, transferred onto a 12m-high steel framework.

Foundation Ethos

The monumental sculptures at the Cass Sculpture Foundation are ever changing and always inspiring. If you want to see or perhaps even purchase hydraulic machines, two bananas cast in aluminium and standing over three metres high, or a stainless steel sketch of a blue whale that's over 23 metres long then head down to Goodwood. The sculptures don't stand around forever, however: they're either bought, shipped abroad or changed every year or so. This is deliberate, the intention being not only to make way for new works, but to reflect the Cass's desire to emphasise the transitory nature of both art and existence. If you're staying in a hotel in West Sussex and like a taste of the unusual, then make sure the Cass Sculpture Foundation is at the top of your must visit list.

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