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Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
44-136-970-6261
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Dunoon
Type: Gardens
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised at how varied these gardens are. Entering the gardens through the imposing giant redwoods sets the scene perfectly. At lower levels there are lovely walks around the nicely laid out garden areas and when you climb to the higher levels it turns into a forest walk where the outstanding fernery and viewpoint are to be found.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a place, my wife and I drove here for a visit and it was lovely, the entrance fee was cheap and if needed you can leave and enter again as long as you have your sticker.It has a lot of paths and trails to follow,massive trees in rocky surroundings,fernery and lovely shrubs and to cap it off after looking... More

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Cumbria UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We parked in Pucks Glen car-park & walked along to these gardens. Parking if free at Pucks glen & in the Botanic Gardens but you pay to enter the gardens themselves. Overall this was well worth the visit & you can spend all day here if you want as the paths vary so much & the views regularly change both... More

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Benmore gardens has variety of trees and plants to appreciate during all seasons. It has a delightful cafe with friendly staff and a lovely choice of well priced foods. A lovely place to visit time after time.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a fantastic garden and had great views. The garden is on the side of a mountain. There are some areas that are flat but a large part of it involves climbing the mountain. The fern house was great as well as the view from the top.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Benmore botanical gardens are approximately 15 minutes drive by car, from Dunoon Harbour (car ferry). To enter the gardens you first have to buy a ticket from the gift shop and we had very friendly service. Then we had a quick meal in the cafe which was pleasant and quickly served. When we first entered the garden, we entered... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It wasn't a pleasant day. The redwoods are amazing. The flowering season was over. The cafe was very popular and busy

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Gardens are beautiful and user friendly for those with mobility problems. There is also an ATV to take those who need a little help to the top of the gardens. Staff very helpful and friendly and the dog was welcome. Food and drink available too. a lovely visit which I would highly recommend. Oh and there is a gift... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We walked from Puck's Glen, and were not disappointed. The situation and lay out of the place is mrvellous

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The walks here were lovely with great vistas most trees and plants are labelled. At the moment there are shelters being added as well as clearing and planting. The café has a tasty selection and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. It is not a massive place and can be visited in half a day.

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