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Dunskey Garden

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Address: Dunskey Estate | Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 8TJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01776 810211
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A very enjoyable few hours in a nice garden

We visited the gardens and spent a couple of hours here. The walled garden and maze are well kept, with very interesting greenhouses, a rockery and a couple of walks across... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
Mark T
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the Dunskey estate cottages for two weeks this summer, having done so a few times before over the last fifteen years. I've always loved the place but the owners have really improved things further and the facilities at the gardens and tea rooms are great. Good coffee and scones were always the norm but the... More 

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Thank UlsterMike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to walk around stunning views and the plants and tress in summer are spectacular well worth a visit they also have a small cafe for a cuppa to refresh you after your walk

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Thank Wendy S
Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walled garden. Extensive woodland walk which is less interesting. Nice little tea room. A well laid out maze. Good place to spend a pleasant few hours.

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Thank Mandelbrot
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited the gardens and spent a couple of hours here. The walled garden and maze are well kept, with very interesting greenhouses, a rockery and a couple of walks across meadows, woods and near some lochs. The entrance fee is very reasonable, and included a tea or coffee, although this was not made clear anywhere and only transpired when... More 

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2 Thank Mark T
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Having done the Logan Botanic Gardens, we came here to see a different garden. The mor formal part of the garden is reasonably small, but interesting. The broader woodland walk takes you to the two lochs, where a couple of bench seats allow you (if available) to sit and listen to the birds and the breeze in the trees. Good... More 

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Thank Clivel_98
Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were staying nearby in Portpatrick and passed this place a few times, so thought it was worth checking out. The car park was deserted when we got there (Bank Holiday Monday), but we were greeted at the counter with a smile and paid the £5.50 per person admission fee. They do a family ticket for £12.00. We were given... More 

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1 Thank MissHolders
Stranraer, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

I think the folk running the tea room have potential but need to sort out the way they organise, deliver and price the food. We had mushroom soup and fish chowder supposed to be followed by a toastie and croissant, which eventually did come but not in the order we expected. The food was tasty but you need to sort... More 

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2 Thank Milliespringer
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The gardens are quite beautiful with many unexpected plants and trees, not what you would expect to find in this remote part of Scotland. A beautiful pond area and the old dairy is now a tea room with extremely delicious home made cakes on offer. There are so many fabulous walks around the estate, there are two locks and beautiful... More 

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Thank Julia R
Wigtown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Been here today for a walk, the walled garden wasn't well maintained, lots of weed, bushes that haven't been trimmed in quite some time etc... Overall quite disappointing. We visited the glasshouse where many plants were obviously on their last days, could do with sorting out the place. We then went for the walk in the non walled "gardens" around.... More 

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Thank Benjamin D
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A lovely garden with delightful tearoom in the old dairy - tiled walls. A sheltered garden with many delightful flowers to look at

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