Crawick Multiverse A Great Day out for all the Family
Going away for a luxury break, staying in a hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, you might wonder how you’re going to fill your days. On the contrary, you will in fact not have enough time to do all the things in Dumfries and Galloway that you’d like! Dumfries and Galloway is such a diverse area in terms of catering to all interests and demographics you will definitely not be short of activities to fill your trip! One of the most fascinating places to visit while you’re here is the Crawick Multiverse.
Created by Charles Jencks, The Crawick Multiverse is open 7 days a week for visitors to enjoy the fantastic landscape art. Charles Jencks was born in Baltimore in 1939. After having graduated from Harvard University with degrees in both English Literature and Architecture, he moved to the UK in 1965. Jencks cofounded and helped further develop the Maggie Cancer Caring Centres when his wife Maggie died of the disease in 1955. The aim of these centres was to help improve the life of those suffering with cancer, grown from Maggie and Charles’ experience, and to provide choices and options to sufferers. As a result, twenty of these centres were produced by various architects in as many years.
Jencks had always been concerned with the postmodernist movement and post modern thinking. When he turned his hand to landscape art, it was this way of thinking that inspired Crawick Multiverse. In 2000, scientists began to consider that we in fact inhabit a multiverse, which led to the creation of the Crawick Multiverse in 2010. Opening in 2015, the fifty five acre site is open throughout summer to celebrate the wonders of the universe. Crawick Multiverse is constantly expanding and adding new and exciting installations for the community to enjoy. Centered around astronomical and cosmological theories, the multiverse is a sight to behold. While staying in the BQA Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, this is definitely a sight to behold!
There are also performances and celebrations held there, an example of which would be the recent Summer Solstice Festival. The area was formerly an open cast coal mine, most of the installations and exhibits were created from materials left behind that they could utilise. Walking round the site, there are also route options for you to take meaning the day is inclusive of the whole family. There are the high and low roads, the high road taking you to the height of the site lending to spectacular views. The low road is in comparison a more gentle walk, still offerings views of every corner of the exhibit.
Crawick Multiverse is definitely a must see if you are looking for things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. With something to entertain and excite the whole family, The BQA Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway would be more than happy to help you arrange a visit, check out our great offers and stay with us! Amaze yourself with the changing theories and speculations about the huge expanse that exists past our Universe.