At Wookey Hole (map) near Wells and about 20 miles south of Bristol in southwest England you will find a number of unusual creatures, including life-size dinosaurs, a King-Kong sized gorilla, spectacular caves – and a spectacularly gorgeous mermaid statue in the company of a fairy. The mermaid and fairy are appropriately close to a small waterfall.
No information on the artist has been available thus far. It is known that the mermaid and fairy have resided at Wookey Hole for about 6 or 7 years. The detail on these sculptures is remarkable – take a look the the mermaid’s eyes in the closeup image below.
Wookey Hole is a tourist attraction with a history going back at least to the Roman occupation. Part of the history involves the legend of the Witch of Wookey Hole, which in its essence is the story of a scorned witch, a curse on romances, a couple in love foiled by the curse, a lover becoming a monk, a monk with blessed water, some splashing of blessed water and a – literally – petrified witch.