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A nice walk

This is well worth a visit after all the hard work of the Haining Volunteers. Old Ginger is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Souterman
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
Birthplace of Dandie Dinmont Terriers?

We were at a reception at the The Haining which was also at the same time hosting an event for the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Brucestewart
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier statue of the "father" of the breed, "Old Ginger" by the Queen's Sculptor for Scotland, Alexander Stoddart. This was unveiled on June 4th 2017 - Old Ginger's 175th Birthday. Also - visit the Dandie Dinmont Discovery Centre...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit after all the hard work of the Haining Volunteers. Old Ginger is a delight to see this is where every Dandie Dinmont in the world can be traced back to. There's even a Dandie Data Base for anyone but...More

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Paul K, Old Ginger Project Coordinator at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Haining and the old Dandie Dinmont kennels and the statue of "Old Ginger" by Alexander Stoddart, (the Queens Sculptor for Scotland). This small area is totally unique in the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were at a reception at the The Haining which was also at the same time hosting an event for the Caledonian Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club. We learned that the Dandie Dinmont was originally bred from the Border Terrier and the entire breed can trace...More

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Paul K, Old Ginger Project Coordinator at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Haining and the Historic Kennels. The event you mentioned was the 4th annual running of The Haining Dandie Dinmont Derby, the Dandie Dinmont social event of the year. This...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic venue for a wedding,weather was glorious and to be able to sit by the lake with friends and family having a drink was a bonus,the reception in the marquee was great with the twist of a fish and chip van coming for our meal,it...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Been here a few times, the sculpture of "Old Ginger" is stunning. Alexander Stoddart statue has caught the breed. The kennels and information centre has a lot of interesting facts about the breed. There is a nice walk around the loch. Well worth a visIt...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This apartment is superb. Well appointed with many little extras such as tea, coffee, milk and a Selkirk Bannock upon arrival. Two double bedrooms. Large lounge/diner. Very well managed by Michelle Ballantyne. Wonderful view of the Haining Loch from the windows which provides an ever...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for things to do in Selkirk we came across The Haining Kennels on Trip Advisor so paid a visit but there is nothing to do there! It looks like the complex is undergoing some redevelopment, with what appear to be courtyard craft shops being...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We actually stayed in an apartment at The Haining for 3 nights. We had heard about The Haining itself as we own a Dandie Dinmont & the history of the breed includes plenty in relation to The Haining. The statue of Old Ginger was beautifully...More

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Paul K, Public Relations Manager at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Racharl, Thank you for your kind remarks - we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Haining - it is a remarkable estate. Pleased you also could see Alexander Stoddart's Old Ginger Dandie Dinmont statue from the bedroom - an added bonus for...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Outstanding, wonderful, fun the three day weekend was Dandie Dinmont lovers dream. These are only a few superlatives that begin to describe how wonderful the Haining experience of the “Old Ginger” was. This venue will continue to be a center of learning and Dandie history...More

Thank Richard Y
Paul K, Public Relations Manager at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you Dick and Steve for your very kind remarks. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Scottish Borders and your visit to The Haining Kennels and the Old Ginger Statue - please return soon!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

The Haining is a worthwhile stop for any dog lovers. It is the birthplace of Old Ginger, the founding stud dog of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The discovery Centre highlights the Dandie as well as other endangered Scottish breeds. The grounds and loch are beautiful,...More

Thank Mary M
Paul K, Public Relations Manager at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you Mary M for your kind words - so pleased you enjoyed the visit - we hope you also enjoyed Alexander Stoddart's amazing statue of the Dandie Dinmont "Old Ginger" too. Welcome back any time

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

An amazing visit! The original kennels and information about rare breeds was a bonus to the lifelike statue of the Dandie Dinmont bronze statue. Well worth a visit

Thank dandiez
Paul K, Public Relations Manager at The Haining Kennels, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you dandiez - so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the remarkable surviving kennels of Old Ginger at The Haining and the Dandie Dinmont Discovery Centre + Alexander Stoddart's remarkable statue of the breeds "father" Old Ginger - please visit again soon.

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Magnoliasprings
24 October 2017|
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Response from Paul K | Property representative |
All future Dandie Dinmont Derby's at The Haining will be over the first weekend in June - to coincide with Old Ginger's Birthday on June 4th. in 2018 this falls on saturday June 2nd and Sunday 3rd. In 2018 the Derby is... More
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Jean Y
16 September 2017|
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Response from Magnoliasprings |
Could you give me the date for the Dandle Dinmont Derby in 2018 please.
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rosie782
2 September 2017|
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Response from Paul K | Property representative |
The estate is public access and there is a footpath past the old kennels and the statue of Old Ginger right round Haining Loch. NO charge for walking. The Dandie Dinmont Discovery Centre is usually locked when no... More
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