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Threave Garden

Address: Off A75 1km (1/2 mile) west of Castle Douglas, Castle Douglas, Scotland
Phone Number: 01556/502-575
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is an absolutely stunning place to visit. They have a gift shop which is very reasonably priced and a cafe which is very clean and the food is lovely and fresh. There are various different parts to the garden including water features an old museum section with birds and bats and a gorgeous section which has loads of beautiful... More 

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St. John's Town of Dalry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I often go to have lunch with my mother at the Threave Gardens cafe which always seems to have good quality, reasonably priced food on offer. When the weather is good, sitting out on the patio with the magnificent view is a real treat. Sometimes there are also free displays in the entrance area which can be interesting. The loos... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh are bigger and free to explore. There is a lack of signs/information on walks etc.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Dropped in to Threave with a view to view the autumn colours but the weather was not to our liking and we will return on a better day . Decided to have a spot of lunch ...........soup and a sandwich absolutely superb Carrot and Coriander and a great Lentil soup you could stick a spoon up in . Superb slices... More 

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2 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had a lovely relax time strolling round the beautiful gardens with my girlfriend. Highly recommended Cafe was lovely too

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to Threave Gardens to visit the house within the grounds which turned into an interesting talk about the construction of the house and the background into the Gordon family who had it built as well as a meander around the property which is now owned by the NTS this was a nice way to spend a hour or... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited on Sunday, so good I took out full membership of NTS. Nice snack before gardens, Tasty soup, nice earl gray tea. Gardens are a delight, colours, layout, sense of peace, could sit up at the Mushroom on the crest of hill above house and watch the afternoon pass by.

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Twickenham, Middx
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The garden is superb with many different sections and you can take a interesting guided tour of the house free of charge. The visitor centre is well designed and the food is good. Threave is one of the best NT/NTS place we have visited.

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United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a terrific place. The gardens and Threave House within the gardens are both beautiful. Guided tours show off the public rooms in the house which also accommodates college students, as Threave is a working college as well as a visitor attraction. The gardens are immaculate, and cover everything from a formal walled garden through themed areas to woodland... More 

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Spent a very pleasant 3 hours wandering around on a very warm September day - still lots of floral colour and growth with some trees just beginning to turn autumn colours. Lots of sun traps around. Didn't go into the house. Sculpture garden was not very exciting though which was a disappointment. Finished with tea and cake in very pleasant... More 

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