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The Sentinal (Spitfire Island)

Spitfire Island, Birmingham, England
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Pass it often.

During my working day, I pass this steel structure a number of times and there is historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul P
Walsall, United Kingdom
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Better than your average roundabout!

Well, you obviously wouldn't make a journey here just to visit this monument as its not exactly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brad P
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Spitfire Island, Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During my working day, I pass this steel structure a number of times and there is historical significance to the reason it is there. Not only does it mark where the gates to the airfield was, but the Jaguar plant next to actually made the...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well, you obviously wouldn't make a journey here just to visit this monument as its not exactly breathtaking and its in the middle of a roundabout. Nevertheless, I've drove past this multiple times over the decades and seeing it again for the first time in...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

When all is said and done, this is simply spitfires on a road island but I bet not many people drive past this for the first time without mentioning it. Iconic and impressive in my opinion.Unforgettable.

Thank rayraysworld
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great idea to commemorate the building of Spitfire aircraft at the current home of Jaguar cars. Roundabout could do with brightening up though then again it's a roundabout.

Thank Onkar S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It was good when it was first put up but as with most things....it;s been left to rot. The thing looks beaten and disgusting now, needs a good clean. Still it's good to have a look if youve not seen it before, just wish the...More

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while but I came back to see the island, as when I was an air cadet I attended the unveiling of this statue. It's a fantastic site, not menu people notice but if you look at the gates of the jag plant...More

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Due to road works and shift change at the local Jaguar factory I was able to study the sculpture for some time whilst sitting in a traffic jam

2  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is on an island or roundabout on the Chester Road at Castle Vale quite near the Jag factory ,its just in the shape of SPITFIRES, l never realised it being the driver until my friend pointed it out and the traffic there is always...More

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I have to say that many public art pieces leave me with the general question of "we paid good money for that!" This is one of the rare pieces I have to say was worth the expense. It captures the essence of the spitfire in...More

Thank Damian O
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Worth a visit? Probably not but it is a fantastic sculpture that you cant miss right in the middle of a busy roundabout in Birmingham. Tastefully done and what is more iconic than a spitfire?

Thank Kelly W
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