The 'bizarre' award-winning UK tourist attraction in the middle of nowhere that's actually better in bad weather | The Sun

A BIZARRE tourist attraction in the UK is probably best known, not for how it looks, but more for how it sounds.

The interactive sculpture sits high on top of a hill in Lancashire and is even better when visited on a windy day.

The Singing Ringing Tree can be found overlooking the town of Burnley, with tourists hiking up to the hillside to both hear and see it.

it's a musical structure, made out of galvanised steel pipes, which produce a tuneful song when the wind blows through them.

The sculpture was the winner of a National Award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Previous visitors have described it as having an "unusual presence" as it looms over the town from the middle of the countryside.

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However, its music is said to make the landscape seem even more peaceful.

Tourism specialists Sykes Cottages wrote in their blog: "This award-winning unusual attraction comes highly recommended for its unusual presence in the unspoilt countryside and adds to the sense of tranquillity with its delightful music.

"This unorthodox attraction is just the type of place the whole family would delight in visiting.

"It is probably the only attraction where the more wind gust, the better."

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Sykes aren't the only ones to have enjoyed the tree's eerie presence, with Tiktoker Delwyn Ellis (@delwynellis) describing it as "hauntingly beautiful".

In a video, he showed footage of the tree playing its song over the Lancashire valley on a wet and windy day.

He wrote: "It’s just outside Burnley in Lancashire – I’ve wanted to visit for ages – it’s hauntingly beautiful."

His video has been seen thousands of times, with people amazed by the unique attraction.

One wrote: "Wow, that’s beautiful."

Another said: "Imagine thick fog, seeing nothing. And then this sound…"

The tree can be reached, either as part of a walk from the town centre, or along a gravel path from a nearby car park.

The sculpture has hundreds of five star reviews on both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews.

One wrote: "A must if you're in the area. Decent car park, then a gentle walk on a good, gravel path.

"The sculpture is amazing, really different and situated in a spot with stunning views over the countryside.

"The sounds coming from the tree are weirdly moving – we stayed for quite a while and enjoyed the experience very much."

The tree is part of a wider group of four sculptures across the county, known as the Panopticons.

Others called The Halo, The Atom and Colourfields can be seen nearby.

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