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Auchindrain Highland Farm Township

| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
+44 1499 500235
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Disappointed in cafe and concern for the Chickens!

We came in a group of 4 adults and a small child to have a wander round having not been round for... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Back in Time

We were advised by our hotel receptionist to visit this site. Well written guide book that... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
John M
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Auchindrain is the only surviving example of a Highland Farm Township that was not abandoned or modernised, and is now preserved as a museum and run by an independent charity. The 21 acre site offers visitors a fascinating insight into life and work in the past. Auchindrain is a conservation project in progress, and we pride ourselves on being true to history. We're not a theme park or a glitzy commercial attraction. If you don't like the idea of gritty realism please don't visit us and then leave a bad review because we're not something we don't claim to be.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“rural life” (4 reviews)
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| Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, Scotland
+44 1499 500235
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We came in a group of 4 adults and a small child to have a wander round having not been round for years. Sadly none of us were impressed. The attraction it's self has never been the most impressive but you can appreciate the fact...More

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Robert C, Manager at Auchindrain Highland Farm Township, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We are extremely sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Auchindrain. Please contact us direct as info@auchindrain.org.uk so that we can arrange a full refund of everything you paid. Your comments about our Tearoom are real cause for concern, and have been reviewed...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were advised by our hotel receptionist to visit this site. Well written guide book that permitted us to trace the history and thus the life of the people who lived and worked on a typical Scottish township

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited this open air museum and was very surprised found it very interesting .The buildings were set up as if the people had just left for work on the farm . You really felt like you were stepping back in time. This museum is 90%...More

1  Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I was here as part of dig it 2017 with some other people, I had the experience of camping for nearly 2 week's on site was a great 2 week's, the interns to Bob and Sharon also Cathy was great ps thanks Christine for the...More

1  Thank davidwX8083TF
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here and then went around the township. It was very interesting to see the old buildings and learning about how life had been there. Quite a thought-provoking experience.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Superb visit. The manager Cathy was so warm and friendly. Took time to engage with us. The experience was authentic and so informative. Well worth a visit and deserving of support. A valuable resource for the nation.

Thank Alan1067
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Along with the museum in Bettyhill on the North Shore of Scotland, Auchindrain gives a view of what life was like in the 18th through mid 20th centuries for the majority of Scottish people who made a living from the land. It is a very...More

1  Thank kbraden64
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Once common in Scotland, farming townships have disappeared, all except this unique survivor. A visit to this site gives a vivid picture of how these farming communities operated. It isn't just a piece of history, however, the museum is an important part of the community...More

Thank Newton563
Reviewed 28 September 2017

A fascinating site giving a real insight into the life of ordinary people in the area in the past. There is more potential, however, if only there was investment in the site to open up more of it and add further items and information. There...More

Thank EF13Nick
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was an exciting visit for Me and my family as myself and my Boy (age12) are direct descendants from the Munro Family that Lived at Auchindrain. We had a fantastic day at Auchindrain (drizzel aside) i appreciate that It may have been a lot...More

2  Thank ajohnston2013
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