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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
Kippen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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North Yorkshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We walked to the gardens from the Portpatrick Hotel. The walled gardens were not massive, so we were able to get around easily. There was a very good tearoom and their home-made soup was fantastic. On Wednesdays their gardener does a free tour of the garden, which we joined. She was really interesting and knowledgeable, without trying to blind us... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Less well known and smaller than Logan, but an interesting mixture of formal walled garden, old greenhouses and woodland walks. A lovely peaceful spot with plenty of seats to admire the views and to relax.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This place has such potential but could do with a revamp to make the most of its assets. Food is OK, soup lovely and tray bakes looked yum. The place was busy too BUT it would be so much better with table cloths, table service and getting rid of the dreadful mural. It could make the most of its interesting... More

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