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Address: 24 Inveresk Village, Musselburgh EH21 7TE, Scotland
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nice place to visit

The gardens are open but not the house . It is a smallish venue but worth a visit. Easy to park and not difficult to get round

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Stephen N
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The gardens are open but not the house . It is a smallish venue but worth a visit. Easy to park and not difficult to get round

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Thank Stephen N
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The gardens are soggy in autumn, several paths are closed off due to waterlogging and the pond looks rather bleak, but the general quietude and serenity largely make up for that. We were the only visitors (on a Sunday afternoon) and took our time for a stroll along the paths, before entering into the glasshouses, where there were plants abloom.... More 

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Alamo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a National Trust garden so there is a small charge to view it if you aren't a member. We are. (There was no one there to collect the fee and no obvious place to deposit it.) The gardens are well maintained and delightful to stroll around, but they are relatively small. Definitely worth a look if you are... More 

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Thank Garrett D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited this garden while holidaying in Dunbar,found it very quaint and quiet but lovely, shame no one is around to take entrance fees as don't know how they prove people have payed to get in as it is done by volutry contribution in a box, but if you are National Trust members like us you get in free in any... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Blink and you will miss it especially if someone is tailgating you on this stretch of road. On road parking. I missed the honesty box for admission payment (but didn't need it as we are members ). An unmanned garden so you are free to explore by yourself. The greenhouse is an architectural delight at the top of the garden.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The top part of this garden is lovely and we spent a relaxing couple of hours wandering around and sitting here. There is a lower part to the garden but this looks as if it needs some attention. Maybe it's because of unsuitable weather this year. There is free paring outside but be very careful when you leave as it's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

A lovely haven of peace and quiet, in a gorgeous setting. It has obviously at one time been a wonderful place, but is now starting to look rundown, lots of weeds and some of the flowerbeds look untended.

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Thank Andrew N
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The sun helps of course but stepping from Musselborogh roads into this garden was heavenly. There's a more formal area that needs a lot more work in terms of weeding and also a wilder, meadow area beyond. I was envious of the visitor who was stretched out with her book; that would have made the visit perfect. A wonderful sence... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lots of weeds and nettles. Blocked off areas. The meadow was a mess. They had scalped it with some sort of machine and then just left most of the hay. The tropaeolum collection was a disgrace. Ponds and wet areas covered in weed and in my opinion quite dangerous for toddlers. Sadly the Scottish National Trust seems to be very... More 

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East Lothian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

This gorgeous informal south-facing garden deserves to be better known. There is a fine rose border, lovely terrace, formal area and informal area with ponds and lots of intersting plants. The greenhouses have seating where you could have a picnic.

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