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Benmore Botanic Garden

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Address: Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-136-970-6261
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies...

In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.

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Peace and quiet

Beautiful calm relaxing. You can do as much or litter as you want. The pond has a path that goes to the middle so you can sit and forget the world so pretty. Or go to the walled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Louise D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful calm relaxing. You can do as much or litter as you want. The pond has a path that goes to the middle so you can sit and forget the world so pretty. Or go to the walled garden sit on a bench and read a book or if it's wet sit in the summer house. The Sequoia tree lane... More 

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Mission
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Soaked to the bone we traversed the mtn trails of this magnificent garden. Seeing a lovely castle cloaked in fog - where a groundsman lent us his umbrella. We had a guide tell us about the history of kilts & sporrin & shepherding & the wild weather. The heather dotting the trails was lovely. The grounds are great for all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Lovely home cooking, yummy cakes and freshly made sandwiches! lovely pleasant staff. The wee gift shop attached has great gift ideas a must brose.

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Thank Kate O
Strachur, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic café with lovely staff and fresh food 🍴 then a wet walk around the gardens well worth the stop 🌳🌳🌿🌱🌴🌷🌾🐿🍂

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Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Dived in here (the tearoom/cafeteria) for some dry and some warmth after a rainy day touring Loch Fyne on the way to Dunoon. The pea & ham soup was wonderfully warming! The menu and clientele enjoying a natter suggested that this is a meet-up venue for the locals too, so if you're passing and in need of sustenance do pop... More 

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Thank Sandgrown57
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic gardens set in a lovely part of Argyll. Everything about it is impressive. It's hard to single out one area of the gardens as it has so many different factions to it. The Japanese section and fernery were particularly enjoyable. When we went at the end of October it was great to see the autumnal colours plus it was... More 

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Thank Carl J
Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The gardens are beautiful in any weather and if you can make it up to the top the views are spectacular, I would recommend these gardens.

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Thank Jackie T
Dunoon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Cafe offers good food, and fantastic walks. Suitable for any time of the day, food is lovely with a good selection on the menu and some different options as well. Home baking is excellent. The cafe is always busy but always able to get a table. It in a fantastic locations and well worth a walk around the gardens.

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Thank Maggie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Really beautiful and peaceful; lots of interesting nooks and crannies; very helpful staff. Would also hugely recommend getting a haggis baguette at the lovely cafe.

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Thank weryface
Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Loved our time in botanical garden if you visit Dunoon try and add a visit we spent a lovely time there walking around and seeing all differ an types of things quite spectacular

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