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Threave Garden

Off A75 1km (1/2 mile) west of Castle Douglas, Castle Douglas, Scotland
01556/502-575
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English first
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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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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West Midlands
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Probably the best gardens I have ever been in, just beautiful. Threave estate is home to a gardening college, and it shows. It’s well worth spending some time walking around the estate. I also took the formal tour of the house, (It’s worth phoning in advance), which takes about an hour. Lots of information about the property and the lady... More

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Barnsley, South Yorks
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14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Nice gardens to visit. with a very nice tea room which has a nice outside patio to enjoy both together

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for the day. We Started at Threave Castle which you park outside an information hut which tells you about the Bats and Ospreys. You then follow the paths and the gates which you have close behind you to the jetty where the you have to ring the bell and the boat comes over from... More

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Ontario
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is no entry for the gatehouse so i am just going to write it here... National Trust Threaves cottage and surrounding area – nice place, funny(read low) ceilings upstairs and super high ceilings downstairs. 2 bathrooms. Bring your own toilet rolls, food, soap/shampoo - they supply towels and there were some cleaning supplies in the kitchen but seemed to... More

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