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Artist delights

A very interesting house, lots of works of art in all the rooms. When I visited an artist was using... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
How to spend a wet day!

Went round most of the galleries and Broughton House where it seemed we were the only visitors... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

A very interesting house, lots of works of art in all the rooms. When I visited an artist was using the studio, with the smells of oils bring another dimension to the visit. The garden looks over the river with parts of it in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Went round most of the galleries and Broughton House where it seemed we were the only visitors. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and beautiful gardens. Be careful in the wet as the paths are very slippy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were in the area and decided to stop in as we have Royal Trust Memberships which allowed free entry, so what did we have to lose? Well, how wonderful that we did decide to stop in, because this house is a real gem, loaded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geismom
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We only had an hour but wish we'd had longer! Really interesting and lovely small house to visit .......we really enjoyed finding out more about this ' Glasgow Boy' and we were not disappointed. We'd visited an exhibition in London about this group of artists...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This was the home of an artist we had not heard of, nor his contemporaries The Glasgow Boys. So pleased to have made the discovery. The house was occupied by the artist until 1933 when he died and then his sister until 1950. The furniture...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlanE856
Reviewed 20 September 2018

This was the home of the renowned artist Edward Atkinson Hornel. It's a tall, stone and pink lime-washed stone house in the High Street. Behind the house is a magnificent town garden leading right down to the estuary below. There are artefacts and indeed art...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank deereleap
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A well preserved house with a good selection of paintings and furniture giving a good feel of how the house used to be. I found the Japanese garden a surprise as I thought they are usually quite minimal and this one was like a jungle.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mel B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Nice little museum to pop into if you're in Kirkcudbright. The staff were lovely and very enthusiastic. Beautiful garden and outlook over the water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a small gem of a place in a beautiful area of South West Scotland. The house has many fabulous paintings and you can imagine why the area was and still is an inspiration to artists. The garden is beautifully kept, Both house and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christine B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a fascinating house. If you like Hornel's paintings you are in for a treat but it is so much more. After the house there is the garden which is an horticultural treasure trove. If you are in Kirkcudbright then Broughton House is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Polly T
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Response from 331colinw | Reviewed this property |
I can only suggest that you contact the house directly for the latest information.
16 May 2016|
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Response from kim282015 | Reviewed this property |
The 350 bus gets you from Cairnryan to Stranraer. The 500 gets you to Gatehouse of Fleet and the 431 to Kirkcudbright, or go on to Castle Douglas and get the 502 to Kirkcudbright. Check the bus timetable for the best... More
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. There is disabled access from the side lane but once you enter the building I am afraid that the facilities are in my opinion, not up to a satisfactory standard. There is no designated disabled parking. The garden... More