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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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had perfect weather for our visit and were greeted by a very enthusiastic gentleman in the gift shop, who explained the best way around and what not to miss. He said, "...please do walk on the grass and explore". We also bought a map for 50p, which was money well spent as we would almost certainly have missed something... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful, but not very big, and could do with a bit more signage. I think they were getting ready for a night time event, and there were cables everywhere.

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Glasgow, 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 15, 2014 NEW

If you are a fan of horticulture, wildlife, history and architecture then this property is a must see! My fiance and I recently joined the NTS and Threave Estate was one of our main reasons for choosing the Galloway area for our holiday. The estate certainly did not disappoint! We arrived midmorning on a glorious hot and sunny day- perfect... More

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Moira, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
62 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There's a lot to see in the gardens with many different areas, there's a gardening school based here so there's always a lot going on. The Sunday lunch in the restaurant of traditional Scottish dishes was delicious. Entry is free to NT or NTS members. Throve castle a short drive or 30 minute walk away is also very interesting including... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Unfortunately it was torrential rain on the day of our visit. Interesting gardens with different themed sections. Average café -staff pleasant..

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

Around the next corner more plants and views keep appearing. No single spot lets you see or even understand the extent of the gardens. There is always more to see.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a lovely day out at Threave. The train exhibition was a real highlight. Wonderful restaurant. Delicious and good value. It is always a joy to visit and revisit these gardens!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You don't have to be a keen gardener to enjoy a relaxing day in this peaceful garden. Have fun trying to spot the newts in the pond. The artwork/sculptures add an extra dimension and blend in nicely with the surroundings. Make sure you visit the bird hide in the wood. We were lucky enough to spot red squirrels - a... More

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The venue is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is also a training centre for professional gardeners. Threave House itself is a stunning location for a wedding with plenty of parking and wonderful grounds ideal for stunning wedding photographs. Subject to numbers, wedding receptions can also be accommodated.

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Quarriers Village, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a beautiful garden to visit with so many different areas to go and explore. Just wish I lived closer so that I could visit more often and see it during the different seasons.

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