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McDougall Cottage

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Address: 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 519-624-8250
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a bit of Scotland in downtown Galt

Small cottage with interpretive personnel to advise on the way the cottage was used years ago. Special events add flavour to this venue - shortbread making, scotch tasting, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Cambridge, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If it wasn't for the ceiling paintings, and believe me, they are astounding. I would have listed this place as poor! There are no rooms set up to show us the period, or its historical significance. The book that our Hostess showed us, was more of the restoration that had been done. The kitchen is used as an office, so... More 

Thank citypins
Cambridge, Canada
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Small cottage with interpretive personnel to advise on the way the cottage was used years ago. Special events add flavour to this venue - shortbread making, scotch tasting, they even have a piper who plays at sunset on designated days.

1 Thank crobinson2014
London, Ontario
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372 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This small stone cottage is a well-preserved showpiece of the early history of this part of southern Ontario. It is conveniently located on the Grand River immediately across from the Southforks shopping centre where there is lots of free parking. The building is attractive and well-maintained with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. There are some paintings by the brother... More 

Thank Geoscientist
Cambridge, Canada
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worth the trip. Parking was akward but the architecture was beautiful. It was a nice walk about. There is a walkway behind the Cottage that paralells the Grand River. Try going as far as you can for a beautiful stroll through art and nature.

Thank sunest_forever_2012
Cambridge, Canada
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have been to McDougall cottage on several occasions. On Family Day and around Christmas they host kids crafts and have free hot chocolate which my family has enjoyed immensely. Also my Mom and I have done high tea when they host it twice a year and it's so quaint and well worth the $12/pp...very reasonable. Great staff too!

Thank JF_1980
Morriston, Canada
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87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My sister and I were strolling through the public art trail when we noticed this beautiful cottage garden and landscaping. The historic cottage was closed but the grounds were accessible. Crushed stone paths, huge blue hostas, sweet woodruff, sumac, honey locust, morning glory on the picket fence. The tree with the bits of tartan fabric was a nice touch. We... More 

Thank 3392048
Hamilton, Canada
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54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been here on both on tour and for tea, and I have to say, it is somewhere I recommend to everyone! The house is wonderful; very cozy and inviting and beautifully decorated. The teas are delicious; the tea comes in big "Brown Betties" with an assortment of cookies and tarts. You'll find you may just want to come... More 

2 Thank MeaghanEdwards
Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I attended a tea party event which served small sandwiches and my favorite cream scones. Beforehand we toured the small cottage inside and out. We were very fortunate that there was a display of mini Scottish Quilts. .People had entered a contest and the winners and several other contestants' quilts were displayed. I was surprised and pleased by the diversity... More 

3 Thank jtohill
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100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Every May this little museum has a quilt show of minature quilts that must contain a tartan. Tour of the museum is short but interesting

1 Thank NiagaraQuilter
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This lovely cottage has great historical features. We've attended some musical events and thoroughly enjoy the "family" atmosphere. Great place for a kitchen party!

1 Thank 2005Italy

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