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Younger (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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Stunning scenery

Extensive walks in beautifully maintained grounds. After 4 hours wandering we returned to the tearoom for food. We both had the venison burgers which were amazing!! Good job we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Wishaw
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Extensive walks in beautifully maintained grounds. After 4 hours wandering we returned to the tearoom for food. We both had the venison burgers which were amazing!! Good job we were hungry as the portion consisted of Two gorgeous burgers served with salad on each half of a sourdough roll. Would happily return and have a long walk just to reward... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Benmore is great, but you need to walk and climb to see everything. The view from the top is lovely on a clear day. The entrance fee is a bargain! You can easily spend all day looking round, there's so much to see. The cafe is a bit cramped especially when coach parties arrive, but the food is excellent. There's... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lucky to visit in glorious sunshine this spring to see the azaleas, magnolias and rhodedendron in bloom. Seething for the gardens is breathtaking with back drops of mountains. Excellent cafe with delicious baking. They also serve full meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We passed through on our way to the Esplanade Dunoon and it was like entering another world. We returned the next day and spent the afternoon wandering through the botanics. Jaw dropping natural beauty where ever your gaze stops. The climb to the top was quite easy and so worth the view.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Large number of trees and shrubs from the Far East. A hilly site - be prepared for a climb or two and plenty of walking. Not far from the town of Dunoon and the ferry terminal giving easy access from Gourock with its rail connections to Glasgow and the rest of the country. A café is on site and entry... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited here last week so were exceptionally lucky with the weather so early in the year. The rhododendrons were glorious, redwoods magnificent and I just loved the Victorian fernery. Well worth the entrance price for that alone. However the highlight of my visit has to be the wildlife. We were early so the garden was quiet and we saw... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There is always something spectacular to see in these gardens. From March through to June the rhododendrons flower prolifically and as the first varieties finish flowering there are other varieties that take over with flowers in a wide range of colours and sizes. Don't miss the magnificent magnolias, which are well worth the trek up the hillside. Marvel at the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The gardens are stunning, despite the rain it was a joy to wander slowly along the winding paths between giant red woods and banks of rhododendrons. to get full benefit allow half a day and don't rush. Café is small, but offers a fair range at reasonable price. Self service but staff offered to carry trays for handicapped and elderly.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Give yourself at least half a day to see this place properly! We only had about 2.5 hours, and didn't pause at all in the gift shop or cafe, though we were delighted that we were allowed to bring our picnic lunch in and eat it on the grounds - there are an abundance of benches, so that was brilliant.... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have to say the gardens are stunning but the cafe is far to small if only catering for walkers and a few cars it could be deemed adequate but we were on a coach trip and not the only coach so cafe and toilets not big enough. I didn't think it was wheelchair friendly. The gift shop didn't sell... More 

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