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Ardchattan Priory Garden

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Address: Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan Priory Ardchattan by Oban, Ardchattan PA37 1RQ, Scotland

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This historic priory house is a private home but there is a pleasant garden open to the public and enough of the old priory left, behind and at the side of the house, to make it... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2015
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fab ruin well worth a visit: interesting memorials. It's set on a farm and there are lovely gardens to look at.

Thank ChristinaAMW
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We personally enjoyed Ardchattan Priory more than Dunollie Castle, as far as MacDougall sites go (though to be fair, Dunollie was undergoing conservation work when we visited, so the castle itself was not open). Ardchattan has more medieval history and artifacts, like the MacDougall Cross and several medieval graves. The gardens are also lovely, and the location is so peaceful... More 

2 Thank Micaela M
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

If you are not a lover of ruins, don't expect a great experience. The "gardens" are virtually just, well, grounds of a house under construction. Considering you are asked to pay four pounds (gratuity box at the entrance) to see this, just as much as you'd pay for a visit to An Cala and just 2.50 less than the entrance... More 

1 Thank MarSane67
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

This historic priory house is a private home but there is a pleasant garden open to the public and enough of the old priory left, behind and at the side of the house, to make it worth a short visit. When we were there, there was much skilled restoration going on but the priory ruins were visible and fascinating.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

A place of peace, history and beauty. It would have also been good to have been able to be there for the garden fete that we understand they have in summer each year.

Thank Jo B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

A wonderful, quiet place at the end of a winding road, this one one of our highlights on our short trip to Argyll. A private home, Ardchattan Priory House has a lovely, tranquil garden which visitors are welcome to wander around during the summer months. Payment is by an honesty box near the gate, so remember to take change with... More 

Thank OldGlenbogle
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a peaceful and evocative historic place made even more magical by the picturesque backdrop of Ben Cruachan and Loch Etive. It is perhaps surprising that so little has been done to guide visitors around the site. Historic Scotland could do so much more with this wonderful location, and a little tea room or visitors' centre could surely be... More 

Thank JP_and_MS
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

peaceful garden by lochside with hills behind. Enjoyed the history of the priory and the old graves, the plants and the birds.

Thank jigginstown
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

What a magical place this is, we were the only visitors at the time when we visited, met a young man with his little girl who lives at the Priory, he was very nice and freindly we loved this place the grounds are beautiful too so tranquil especially being by the loch, it was a glorious day which made it... More 

Thank Vanda M
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Lovely gentle place to visit. Take your own picnic and enjoy the views out from the Priory as well as those within.

1 Thank Jane6543

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