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Beautiful even in the rain

We visited on a very rainy day but still enjoyed the garden. Hornel’s gallery and studio are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wormit, United Kingdom
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Fantastic garden

Can honestly say this is one of the best houses I've ever visited. Even on a day with drizzle the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a very rainy day but still enjoyed the garden. Hornel’s gallery and studio are fascinating

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can honestly say this is one of the best houses I've ever visited. Even on a day with drizzle the garden was fantastic. Could I live on the summer house or get a job there please? The house is a delight too. As NT members...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with fellow NTS members while on a trip to Kirkcudbright, We are not particularly art lovers but there was planty of interest apart from the paintings. We particularly liked the gardens and will certainly make a return visit in future.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank pippin33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must to see Hornels home, its run very well and has lovely history. The studio is amazing as are the heirlooms and exhibits. The gardens are truly worth a good visit. The gardener inn residence is amazing , the plants , colors and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having just visited the Kirkcudbright Galleries, next step was Broughton House. To my shame I’ve never visited before. My huge loss!! You walk in the door to a warm welcome from the staff and rooms just as they would have been back in the day....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Clachangirl
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

This was the home of Scottish impressionist painter E A Hornel where he lived and died. This was more of an accidental find and I was curious to see it. The house was donated to the town, so it's protected. The entry fee if you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LilMsTravels
Reviewed July 5, 2019

This was a return visit for us, the gardens were looking particularly good this time on a warm sunny afternoon. The house packed with interesting artwork and items make it worthwhile. A note of caution there are steps into and down into the garden a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank prowcc
Reviewed June 20, 2019

House was very interesting and beautiful paintings. Lovely, peaceful walk around the gardens. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CoDurhamAnn
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Having been to Kircudbright many times we have managed to miss this absolute gem, possibly as the signage is subtle. The house is fascinating, and it was great to see Hornel’s studio. The star of the day was undoubtedly the garden. It was so completely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LouiseM882
Reviewed June 6, 2019

The House is small , but interesting . The garden is the selling feature . Luckily the weather was kind to us ( as it was for the whole of our weeks holiday . Useful if you have an hour to spare , but expensive...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Polly T
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Response from 331colinw | Reviewed this property |
I can only suggest that you contact the house directly for the latest information.
May 16, 2016|
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Response from kim282015 | Reviewed this property |
The 350 bus gets you from Cairnryan to Stranraer. The 500 gets you to Gatehouse of Fleet and the 431 to Kirkcudbright, or go on to Castle Douglas and get the 502 to Kirkcudbright. Check the bus timetable for the best... More
July 22, 2015|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. There is disabled access from the side lane but once you enter the building I am afraid that the facilities are in my opinion, not up to a satisfactory standard. There is no designated disabled parking. The garden... More