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Dunskey Garden

Dunskey Estate | Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 8TJ, Scotland
01776 810211
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Stranraer
Type: Gardens
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited the Gardens on a dull morning. We had coffee in the tearoom, we walked around the formal gardens and over to the lakes. We then went into the maze. The hedges are high, so you can't see where you are. Getting to the centre was good, getting out hilarious.

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Brighouse
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We haven't visited the gardens as we like to visit the tearooms and take in the atmosphere. We have been here before and remembered having delicious soup and a piece of cake, so we decided on a return visit This visit wasn't as good. The choice of food was poor and there was barely a smile from the two ladies... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Leave the car in Portpatrick (free) and do the coastal walk (about 2.5 miles) up Dunskey Glen which takes in Port More beach, to Dunskey Ho. Visit the gardens and the excellent tea room. Return same way...just as good...nice views to Ireland.

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Kippen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely garden. Well laid out. We found it more interesting than a lot of larger, more famous ones. Maze is quite difficult...

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Bury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely walled garden will some interesting plants , one of which I have never seen before and ended up buying from a nursery later on in the week as I really like its unusual flowers . .We went to walk the woodland walk but as it had been raining and a little muddy and I was wearing the wrong footwear... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

these lovely gardens dont have the usual "keep off the grass" signs in fact they encourage you to touch the plants and flowers and walk on the grass, the wee tea room offers good food and pleasant service.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful garden for families. Walled garden peaceful and beautiful. Maze keeps children amused for ages. And lovely walks! Tearoom is a lovely setting

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is indeed a garden that provides plenty of interest to the keen gardener. Many of the ideas from the varied planting are those that one could transfer to one's own garden. One for a bit of fun - don't miss the excellent maze.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We popped in as this is midway through the glen after beautiful scenic cliff top walk from Portpatrick. The tearoom is old tired and staff quiet and subdued. Little choice of food but our cup of tea served its purpose. This could be a wee gem of a find, but not today.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A pleasant and tranquil setting with some interesting elements within the walled garden and in the greenhouses. the walk through the cow's pasture is not recommended for those without the correct footwear and we didn't see any warning to this effect - be warned!

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