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Broughton House & Garden

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Address: 12 High Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1557 330437
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The visit was very interesting but was really special because they were really dog friendly. One of the volunteers very kindly offered to dog sit our Jess in the garden while my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit was very interesting but was really special because they were really dog friendly. One of the volunteers very kindly offered to dog sit our Jess in the garden while my husband and I went around the house together. We thought we would have had to go separately while the other sat with Jess in the garden. All the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A hidden National Trust Gem a beautiful house and an unexpected amazing garden that goes on forever like stepping into Narnia . Fun for all the family even moody teens

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in the Autumn towards the end of the season. I thought this showed a wonderful view of the garden as it transitioned from the summer show. A wonderful way to spend a day (and a nice cafe).

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

First time I was here was over seven years ago however there have been some changes in the meantime which have made it even better. The house is great and well interpreted however the gardens are really great and if you are lucky enough to visit on a warm and sunny October day then they are superb.

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Kirkpatrick Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

National treasure - a phrase much bandied about, but in this case very deserving, for Broughton House is definitely one of Scotland's national treasures. We visited on a glorious autumn day in October - blue cloudless skies, sunny and autumnal. The house is hugely interesting, and seems to t=retain very much of the spirit of Hornel from when he lived... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Enjoyed our visit to Broughton House. Very interested to discover the world of this Kirkcudbright artist. the gardens are beautiful in summer. This was a return visit for us as the first was in the early spring.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not too large and loads to see. Once you have been round the house the lovely garden is a bonus. Lots of paths round the plants so you get to lose yourself in the atmosphere.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had been before but the house was closed last time - for refurbishment of some sort - so we were keen to come back. the staff and volunteers were keen to help but not too intrusive. The house offers a very good insight into the working life of a noted artist and almost writes the guide book itself.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I came to Kirkcudbright to see this national trust property. It was the home of Hornell the Scottish artist, who was at one time part of the group known as the Glasgow Boys. We're not NT members, as seniors we had a discount so it was £10 to get in and I thought we'll be out of here in twenty... More 

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Sharow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The staff here were very friendly and helpful with lots of smiles! Always a plus. Art is such a personal thing and I'm afraid that here it didn't really do it for me but I can appreciate the skill of the artist and his house even if I find myself not a fan. However, the garden is beautiful. Full to... More 

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