Sneak peek: Over 300 sculptures arrive at Doddington Hall

The annual Doddington Hall Sculpture festival has returned, featuring more than 300 pieces across the grounds of the estate.

The exhibition takes place between Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, September 9.

Exhibited artwork includes sculptures from some of the best known artists in the world, such as a vibrant piece from Diane Maclean and a water sculpture by Anne Curry.

Heather Jansch, known for her life-sized horses artwork, has created six, six-foot horse heads especially for the show.

Some of the featured sculptures are so large that specialist cranes have been drafted in to position them.

Inside the Stable Yard galleries visitors will find a further 120 sculptures, as well as the brand new Ceramics at Doddington exhibition.

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Claire Birch, who lives in the 400 year old mansion, said: “We are incredibly excited about this year’s Sculpture at Doddington exhibition as there’s going to be so much to see

“This show is our largest yet and over the coming weeks we are looking forward to seeing each sculpture as it arrives and is installed.

“The Sculpture at Doddington exhibition has been created by David Waghorne, who is bringing new and exciting pieces that have been created specifically for our exhibition and have not been seen before.”

The Doddington Sculpture exhibition is open daily from 11am until 4.30pm.

There is no extra admission cost for the exhibition as it is included in garden admission (£7 adults, £3.50 children and £18 family).

The house is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. There is an additional entry fee for the house.